Marigold and Team Fintastic, winners of the 2nd qualifications in Finland
Senior teams on podium - 1. Marigold Ice Unity 2. Rockettes 3. Team Unique /Credits : Marjaana Saartenoja
Sunday the 4th of December was the day 2 of the Finnish second qualifications. In Junior category, it was the day of Team Fintastic and Musketeers. They earned places to World Junior Synchronized Skating Competition in Canada next spring. Marigold Ice Unity was the winner in the Senior category.
Team Fintastic won the competition with 146,01 points. Musketeers, the silver medalist, earned a total of 141,45 points this weekend. Dream Edges did some errors and wasn’t able to meet the challenge anymore. They got the bronze medal scoring 133,36 points. Anyway, they seemed to be very satisfied with the third place.
TF Christmas calendar day 4 🎅🏼🎄🎁 Today was quite a day! In our performance we had a few unfortunate falls but we didn't let them affect us and we skated an overall good program. We got 89.88 points which was enough to win the free program and the whole competition. Next spring we will be representing Finland in the Junior Worlds in Canada as team Finland one!🏅🇨🇦💛 #teamfinland1 #teamfintastic #TF Photo: Martin Tapio
Marigold Ice Unity is the gold medalist at these Finnish second qualifications. Second after the short programs on Saturday, Marigold Ice Unity rose to the first place in the free program on Sunday. They made a very strong performance without errors and earned 126,31 points. They won the whole competition getting 190,92 points.
Rockettes was the silver medalist with 122,94 points from the free program. In the whole competition, they got 189,14 points.
Team Unique failed in some elements and they had to be satisfied with the third place with 119,75 points, total scores 185,26.
Revolutions succeeded well, they rose their scores from the 1st qualifications and got 101,50 points. They were fourth in the competition with 153,68 points.
Who will represent Finland at the next Worlds in Colorado Springs?
Compare to the Juniors who have already finished their qualifications, the Finnish system is different in Seniors:
- The winner of the Nationals goes to Colorado Springs automaticaly
- The second representative team will be selected on the basis of the three competitions: qualifications 1, qualifications 2 and Nationals. The scores will be count together and the team who will have the best score will be selected.
For the moment, scores are very close between the different teams. The battle will be tough.
Winners of second qualifications!!🏅Today we left our hearts out on the ice and managed to create an amazing atmosphere, which put us to the first place in free program and 1st place overall with a total score of 190,92. We enjoyed every second on the ice 💙 Thank you so much to everyone who cheered for us throughout this weekend, it means so much to us! 💙 #marigoldiceunity #skatingfinland #ml2sm2016 #suomi100 #winners 📷: Tero Rauhala