- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

BORDEAUX, France (AP) - Two-time junior world champion Elena Radionova of Russia landed all her jumps in the free skate to win the Trophee Bompard on Saturday and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

Radionova skated to Sergei Rachmaninov’s music to score 136.64 points in the free for a 203.92 total. The Skate America winner perfectly executed a long program that included seven triple jumps and three combinations.

Her compatriot Julia Lipnitskaia was second with 185.18 points to also secure a spot at the GP Final, which will feature the top six skaters, pairs or dance couples in each category. The world championships silver medalist only trailed Radionova by 0.49 points after Friday’s short program, but Lipnitskaia hurt her chances of winning by falling on a triple flip attempt and underrotating her final combo.

Defending champion Ashley Wagner took third with a 177.74 total. The American skater will have to wait until next week’s NHK Trophy in Osaka to see whether she qualifies for the GP Final.

Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Anna Pogorilaya have already booked their spots for the GP Final with top-two finishes at other events. Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova skipped the GP Series because of an ankle injury.

In pairs, Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia tallied 209.81 points to win the gold medal to the “Notre Dame de Paris” musical. The Olympic silver medalists were 9.13 points clear of China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the runners-up at Skate Canada. Both pairs qualified for the GP Final.

In ice dance, French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron produced an elegant performance to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 to win with a 166.66 total. The Cup of China winners sealed their spots for the GP final and will be joined by Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier, who claimed the silver medal on the Meriadeck ice rink.

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