Gold wins her first Grand Prix skate medal

Gold wins her first Grand Prix skate medal

Despite several mistakes in her free skate, Gracie Gold wound up with the first senior Grand Prix medal of her career Saturday in Moscow.

Gold, who had a small lead after the short program, finished second in both the free skate and overall to Finland’s Kiira Korpi, the reigning European Championships silver medalist.

"There were a lot of flaws and there is room to improve," Gold said. "(But) getting a medal here was a big confidence boost, (because I was) feeling insecure and no confidence after Skate Canada.

"I'm really looking forward to improving in the future and competing with the high level skaters, to get the best in the world to push...