Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue Win Ice Dance Medals at Last Olympics

An American ice dancing duo clinched Olympic bronze on Monday in Beijing, but in doing so they ousted their teammates from the podium.

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished third in the ice dance competition, edging out fellow Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates for the final medal by 3.25 points.

France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took gold, winning both the rhythm dance and Monday’s free dance en route to a total score of 226.98. Russians Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov followed with 220.51 points, winning the silver medal.

It was the first Olympic medal in ice dancing for Hubbell and Donohue, who placed fourth overall at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. In Beijing, they finished third in the rhythm dance (87.13) and free dance (130.89) in what they said was their final competitive season together.

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won bronze in the ice dance competition.

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Chock and Bates put together a strong free dance (130.63) on Monday after some bumps in their rhythm dance (84.14), but failed to medal for the third straight Olympics. The duo finished eighth overall at the 2014 Olympics and ninth overall at the 2018 Olympics.

Hubbell and Donohue and Chock and Bates helped the United States win a silver medal in the team event last week, although the final results of this competition are still pending on Kamila Valieva’s doping case, that led Russia to a gold medal.

New York Post

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