A close short dance gave way to an even closer free dance, as Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani pulled up from third to capture their first ever Grand Prix gold medal at the 2011 NHK Trophy. Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were second, trailing the Shibutanis by just 0.09. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov took the bronze.
Related: Recap of the free dance
DANCE (final standings)
1. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA – 151.85 VIDEO
2. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje CAN – 151.76 VIDEO
3. Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov RUS – 149.48 VIDEO
4. Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi GER – 136.12 VIDEO
5. Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi ITA – 133.29 VIDEO
6. Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt USA – 126.39 VIDEO
7. Cathy Reed/Chris Reed JPN – 123.22 VIDEO
WD Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam CAN
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