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Joy for Coomes and Buckland; despair for McCorkell at worlds

March 29, 2014 14:14 pm

British ice dance duo Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland and fellow Brit Jenna McCorkell suffered contrasting fortunes on the final day of the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama.

Coomes and Buckland secured their best ever World Championship finish after placing ninth in the free dance following a ninth in the short dance for the same position overall.

It caps a fine season for the British pair after they won European Championship bronze before finishing an impressive tenth at their second Winter Olympics in Sochi.

However there was heartache for fellow British skater McCorkell who saw injury prevent her from taking to the ice for the last competitive skate of her own fine career.

The 11-time British champion advanced to the free skate after placing 20th with a season best in the short program but was forced to pull out with a hamstring injury.

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