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Richmond skater wins gold at Canadian national competition

Wesley Chiu with Richmond Connaught Skating Club competed in Calgary last week.
Wesley Chiu winning first place in the Canadian National Figure Skating Championship.

A local skater has made Richmond proud after he placed first at the national figure skating championship this weekend.

The Richmond Connaught skater claimed the champion title and gold medal in the men's category at the Canadian National Skating Championships in Calgary on Saturday.

Chiu scored a combined 232.15 points in the men's short program and free skate that earned him the top spot on the podium.

The 18-year-old Richmond resident began skating at the age of four and has competed in national skating events since 2017.

Chiu competed at the 2022 and 2023 National Skating Championships and placed third in both years, but has emerged as the winner this year.

He was the only man to land both a quad-triple combination and a triple axel.

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