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Kerrs take fifth in World Figure Skating Championships

Sinead and John Kerr
The Scottish siblings began skating together in 2000

Britain's Sinead and John Kerr claimed fifth place in the World Figure Skating Ice Dance Championships as Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold.

The Kerr siblings from Scotland began by taking sixth place in the Compulsory Dance and were fifth in the Original Dance and the Free Dance in Turin.

Canada's Olympic champions won their first world title, taking both opening disciplines and second in the Free.

In the women's short programme, Olympic champion Kim Yuna was only seventh.

The South Korean, who won gold with a record score in Vancouver last month, blamed a foot problem after finishing with 60.30 points.

The defending champion could struggle to make the podium after Saturday's free programme with her big rival, Japan's Mao Asada, second behind American Mirai Nagasu and Finland's Laura Lepisto in third.

Britain's Jenna McCorkell was 15th following Friday's short programme.

Virtue and Moir had been in control of the dance event after the Compulsory Golden Waltz on Tuesday and a flashy Flamenco in the Original on Thursday.

They made an error in one of their twizzles on Friday but that could not stop them from wrapping up the top prize.

John and Sinead Kerr

Vancouver 2010 archive: Kerrs place eighth

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see also
Hanretty's Olympic golden dream
20 Mar 10 |  Winter Sports
How the Scots did in Vancouver
26 Feb 10 |  Vancouver 2010
Canadians waltz to ice dance gold
23 Feb 10 |  Figure skating
Kerrs hold onto eighth with hoedown
22 Feb 10 |  Figure skating
John & Sinead Kerr's video profile
26 Dec 09 |  Vancouver 2010

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