OHPSI Figure Skater Nam Nguyen Crowned Junior World Champion

Monday, March 17, 2014

Congratulations to OHPSI athlete Nam Nguyen on winning Gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The 15-year-old from Toronto landed two triple Axels to score 144.19 points in his free skate, Nguyen’s season’s best by nearly eight points. His overall score, when combined with his short program results, was 217.06. Russia’s Adian Pitkeev finished in 2nd with 212.51 points, while American Nathan Chen captured the bronze with 212.03.

Nguyen is part of Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program in partnership with Skate Ontario. The OHPSI program provides Ontario athletes with leadership, coaching support, sport science and sport medicine services, equipment and technology, and facility access to create an optimal Daily Training Environment.

Other OHPSI figure skaters competing at the World Junior Championships include Roman Sadovsky, who finished 13th in the men’s event; Mary Orr and Phelan Simpson, who finished 6th in the pairs event; and Mackenzie Bent and Garrett MacKeen, who came 12th in ice dance.

Next-up, Nguyen is headed to the World Senior Championships beginning March 24th in Tokyo.

News Category: 

Latest News

  • September 16, 2020
    The Canada Games Council and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society have decided to postpone the 2021 Canada Summer Games until the summer of 2022 September 16, 2020 (Niagara, ON ) – The Canada Games Council ( CGC ) and the 2021 Canada Games Host...
  • September 10, 2020
    News Release Ontario Supporting Athletes in their Quest for Gold Funding will help offset training and living expenses as athletes and coaches prepare to compete September 10, 2020 Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries TORONTO — The...
  • September 8, 2020
    Kayla Alexander’s career on and off the basketball court has been a real page turner. In February, she helped Team Canada qualify for Tokyo 2020 after coming back from two separate knee injuries. She’s been playing in the WNBA since 2013, spending...
  • August 26, 2020
    For Immediate Release TORONTO (August 26, 2020) I am extremely pleased to announce that James Brough is the successful candidate for CSIO ’s new Director, Performance Pathways position. After a very thorough search process, the Selection Panel felt...
  • August 12, 2020
    PRESS RELEASE : CSIO Announces Partnership with Medalist Software Inc. as Official Supporter For Immediate Release TORONTO (August 13th, 2020) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario ( CSIO ), is proud to announce its partnership with Medalist Software...