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Kerry fifth in final Junior Grand Prix

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Kerry fifth in final Junior Grand Prix

FIGURE SKATING: Brendan Kerry has produced another strong result, finishing fifth in the Junior Grand Prix in Tallinn, Estonia over the weekend.

FIGURE SKATING: Brendan Kerry has produced another strong result, finishing fifth in the Junior Grand Prix in Tallinn, Estonia over the weekend.

Kerry scored 61.66 for his short program, palcing him fifth out of the 21 competitors. Kerry was disappointed to have popped his triple axel, but delivered the rest of his program with ease and maturity, including his opening triple lutz / triple toe and his triple loop.

In the free program, Kerry had a shaky opening but came back with a huge triple axel/triple toe combo scoring over 14 points for that alone - the highest scoring jump in the free.

The 18-year-old from Sydney ended on a total of 188.26 and maintained his fifth position on the leaderboard. Despite being disappointed to have missed a podium finish, Kerry was overall pleased with his performance.

"I'm really happy with how I did my Free Skate," Kerry said from Tallinn. "A few small mistakes and one major one but I'm still really pleased and I got the World's Free Skate score, so I'm really excited about that."

With Tallinn being the final Junior Grand Prix of the season, Kerry has finished in overall 14th place out of 110 international competitors in the men's standings.

Kerry will now return to his training base in California as he prepares for the Australian National Championships in December, the Four Continents Championships in January and then the Sochi Winter Olympics in February.

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