Following on from his best-ever World Championships result (17th) in Boston, USA two weeks ago, Kerry skated his strongest short program to date in Italy, scoring a PB of 74.45 trailing Canada’s Kevin Reynolds by almost three points.
Kerry’s free program backed up his superb result from the Worlds Championships by landing a perfect quad toe and two triple axels, scoring 138.49 in a skate that exuded new-found confidence, pushing up his performance and program components score into new territory during the four-and-half minutes.
Scoring 138.49 with a total PB of 212.94, Kerry was assured of silver but had to wait until Canadian Sochi Olympian Kevin Reynolds skated. Reynolds was unable to match Kerry’s technical power, finishing third in the free skate and second overall. Switzerland’s Stephane Walker took the bronze medal.
“It feels really great to have won my second senior international,” Kerry said last night.
To watch Brendan's winning performance on youtube go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBriZelJ1_U
Article Courtesy of Belinda Noonan
IMAGE: Brendan Kerry with coach Tammy Gambill