Phaneuf to miss Grand Prix series
Cynthia Phaneuf of Canada will not participate in the upcoming season at the Grand Prix of figure skating, reports Canadian sports portal RDS.
Phaneuf is currently focused on the treatment of a back injury. Her next competition will be Canadian National Championships in January next year.
In November 2011, Phaneuf left Quebec and longtime coaches Annie Barabé and Sophie Richard to move to Toronto to train with Brian Orser. Phaneuf won the silver medal at the 2012 Canadian Championships, second to Amelie Lacoste by 1.57 points.
At the 2012 Four Continents, the two skaters competed for a berth to the 2012 World Championships – Phaneuf finished 0.18 behind Lacoste. So at the 2012 World Championships in Nice Canada was represented by Amelie Lacoste, who finished there at 16th place.
Recall that the 2013 World Championships will be held in the Canadian city of London, Ontario. In ladies single skating Canada has one spot.