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Chartrand was leading after the short program with a score of 61.18 ahead of eventual gold and silver medallists Rika Hongo of Japan (59.85) and Russian Anna Pogorilaya (59.32).
In the free skate portion, Chartrand under-rotated three jumps and was deducted for a wrong edge on a triple flip. That allowed Hongo and Pogorilaya to move ahead of the Canadian on the podium.
The bronze is the first international medal for Chartrand. The 18-year old from Prescott, Ontario is in her first full senior international season after finishing fifth at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
‘’Definitely I reached a new level today to win a medal in my first season on the senior Grand Prix,’ Chartrand said. ‘’I didn’t feel any extra pressure today because I had won the short program. I’m always nervous anyway.’’
NORCECA Championships Gold Medalists! ☺️