Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje close to Olympic berth

Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI Agency)

Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:16 PM ET

OTTAWA - Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje skated an impressive short program on Friday afternoon at the Canadian figure skating championships, but Weaver was almost in tears afterward.

Not because of anything that happened during their 42nd Street-inspired short, which earned them second-place marks of 72.68 points at the Canadian Tire Centre, 3.48 behind long-time rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

It’s just that an Olympic berth is so close now (the top three ice dance teams qualify for Sochi), they can taste it. And after what they went through four years ago, qualifying for the Sochi Olympics would taste incredibly good.


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