Coomes and Buckland place seventh in Paris

16 November 2013 / 20:57

British ice dancers Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland placed seventh on their first outing of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating season in Paris.

Coomes and Buckland are bidding to lay claim to the British ice dance spot they secured for next year’s Olympics in Sochi at the World Championships back in March.

A finish of 13th in Canada, saw them earn a quota place for Britain and they placed seventh at the Trophee Eric Bompard in France with an overall score of 128.59 points.

Buckland has not long returned from heart surgery while Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took victory in Paris with a combined total of 180.96.

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