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Vaughn Chipeur of Edmonton took fifth place in men's singles on Saturday to conclude the Cup of China figure skating competition, the third stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit.

The U.S. finished 1-2 with Jeremy Abbott earning the gold with 233.44 points and Stephen Carriere placing second at 217.25. Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic snared the bronze at 205.48.

Chipeur, 23, was in second place after Friday's short program.

In Saturday's free skate, he fought through some of his triple jumps and posted the seventh best score of the day to drop down in the standings.

''It was a new feeling for me being ranked this high heading into the free skate," said Chipeur. ''I was a little nervous. My opening triple Axel didn't go as well as I would have like. When you nail that one to open, the rest of the program tends to be easier."

Jeremy Ten of Vancouver roared back from a subpar short program with the fifth best free skate to climb from 10th to seventh place overall. That was three spots better than last week at Skate Canada in Ottawa.

''It was a pretty good performance," said Ten, 19. ''I didn't have a strong warm-up heading in and I was feeling tired but my training helped me through it. For me right now it's all about learning experience. Anytime I can be at an event with the world's best it's a huge benefit."

In ice dancing, Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia took the gold, Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto of the U.S., were second and Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski of Russia third.

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, of Waterloo, Ont., finished sixth in their season debut skating to music from Dr. Zhivago. The Canadians, coached by Shae-Lynn Bourne, got the positive start they wanted.

''I don't think we could have done the program any better at this point in the season," said Weaver. ''We were on the same page and did a good job portraying our story which was most important for us.

We need to improve on the technical side and that will be a big focus over the next weeks of training."

In women's competition, Yu-Na Kim of South Korea, the bronze medallist at the last two worlds, took the gold with 2007 world champion Miki Ando of Japan second and Laura Lepisto of Finland third.

Mira Leung of Vancouver was 11th.