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Newfoundland figure skater wins gold medal at Canada Winter Games

Canada Games photo/Corina Cowie - Melanie Taylor of C.B.S. won a gold medal for Newfoundland and Labrador Tuesday night at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Canada Games photo/Corina Cowie - Melanie Taylor of C.B.S. won a gold medal for Newfoundland and Labrador Tuesday night at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. - Contributed

Melanie Taylor of C.B.S. finishes first in Special Olympics singles event; N.L. male curlers in second place at 5-1

Special Olympics figure skater Melanie Taylor of Conception Bay South won gold, providing Newfoundland and Labrador with its first medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Alta., on Tuesday, while the province’s male curling team remains in the thick of contention despite its first loss of the competition.

Taylor, who finished first in a field of six skaters in the Level II Singles event Tuesday, is no stranger to the podium. She was a gold-medal winner at the most recent provincial sectionals and took bronze at 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook .
At the curling rink, in a matchup of previously unbeaten male teams, Ontario defeated N.L. 4-3, scoring the winning point with the hammer in the final end.

The result leaves Ontario at 6-0 and Newfoundland at 5-1 in Red Deer.

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