French Cup 2017: relive the Junior competition
The Junior teams skated their free programs on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 French Cup. The American Skyliners, who were 4th after the short programs on Friday, took the bronze. Competition’s summary.
Dressed in red costumes, Team Junost retained the gold medal in Rouen after the free program. Their performance brought them 100.62 points. Already second on Friday, Team Fintastic from Finland kept the silver after their powerful free program (95.34 points). This is a good preparation for this team who will compete for the gold at Nationals in Finland at the end of the month.
Skyliners from the Skating Club of New York and Springdale, USA, took their revenge on Saturday afternoon. 4th after the short, the American team presented a clean free, earning the second-best score in the free program: 97.80 points. This is a pretty bad news for Team Mystique who was 3rd after the short. The team from Helsinki skated a classical free program and had a fall during the intersection (score for the free: 83.52).
Skating to « Godfather » music, Chicago Jazz finished at the 5th place in Rouen. Coached by Lisa Darken, the team earned a total of 78.74 points for their free program, that is 3.58 points less than in Salzburg two weeks ago.
After that, the rankings didn’t change after the free programs. At the 6th place, Fireblades from Finland with a score of 76.08 points for the free. Team Jeanne d’Arc placed 7th, receiving 66.95 points on Saturday and Cool Dreams Junior did 53.22 points.
With a good free program, the French Zazous moved up to the 9th place (51.90 points) and Team Moonlights from Sweden earned for the free program 49.74 points.
Don't miss on Saturday night the Senior free event in Rouen.