Figure Skating Worlds: Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland seventh

Coomes and Buckland teamed up in 2005
Coomes and Buckland teamed up in 2005
World Figure Skating Championships
Date: 28 March - 3 April Venue: TD Garden, Boston, USA
Coverage: Live coverage and daily highlights on BBC Two, Red Button and online

Great Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland claimed a career-best seventh at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston.

The ice dance duo, now based in Novi, Michigan, scored 173.17 to eclipse their ninth-place finish in 2014.

"We really wanted to leave it all out on the ice tonight and we did that," Buckland, 26, told BBC Sport.

France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron retained their world title with a score of 194.46.

Maia and Alex Shibutani (188.43) were second, with fellow Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who train alongside Coomes and Buckland, third (185.77).

Coomes and Buckland, from Nottingham, were making a comeback having missed last year's World and European championships through illness.

"I was so in-the-moment, so involved in that performance," said Coomes, who turns 27 on Wednesday. "I lived every second and thoroughly enjoyed it."

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