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Aussie skater seals place at Winter Olympics

Australian skater Brendan Kerry in action at the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki.
Australian skater Brendan Kerry in action at the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki. MARKKU OJALA

SKATING: Australian Brendan Kerry will now turn his attention to Winter Olympics glory after an impressive showing at the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki.

Kerry cemented a spot for Australia in the men's figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year after finishing 15th at the World Championships.

If the 22-year-old Sydney-born skater is selected to fill the spot by Australian officials it will be his second Olympic campaign following his debut in Sochi in 2014.

Newly crowned world junior champions Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya finished just outside Olympic qualification with a 16th place earlier in the competition while fellow Australian Kailani Craine also fell short with a ranking of 24.

They will get a second shot at sealing an Olympic spot at the final International Skating Union qualifying event in September.

Topics:  figure skating winter olympics

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