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US Figure Skating Championships

Notes: Castelli-Shnapir win pairs again

Whoever said that you get no points for trying doesn’t know figure skating under the new scoring system. Marissa Castelli went kersplat on their throw quadruple salchow but she and partner Simon Shnapir still got credit for trying a risky move that their rivals didn’t dare attempt.

Their audacity and the 6-point cushion that they’d carried over from Thursday’s short program made the difference on Saturday afternoon as the mercurial pair from the Skating Club of Boston held on to their pairs crown at the US Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden despite finishing third in the free skate and all but certainly earned a ticket to next month’s Winter Olympics.

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