Team Spirit and Team Nova to represent Sweden at Junior Worlds
Team Spirit will skate at the next Worlds as Team Sweden 1. / Credits: Navaz Sumar Photo
The second Swedish qualifiers took place this past Saturday and Sunday in Stockholm. Five junior teams were competing for the chance to represent Sweden at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia in March.
After finishing in second place at the first qualifying competition, Team Spirit from Mölndal/Kungsbaka took back the lead and won both programs’ competitions with a total score of 129.34. The team will be going to Junior Worlds as Team Sweden 1.
Team Nova from Boras is off to an incredible start for their debut in the junior category, as they took the second place and will thus be going to Zagreb as Team Sweden 2.
On the third step of the podium was Team Seaside from Tjörn, earning 108.97 for both programs.
Team Moonlights from Nacka placed fourth and Team Rhapsody from Ytterby fifth, respectively earning 98.59 and 69.75 points.
What a crazy weekend! We started the competition on Saturday with a powerful short program and received a score of 37,80 points, which is a new record for us! Sunday came around and it was time for us to show our free program. The performance was strong but unfortunately we had some technical mistakes. Over all, we are very pleased with our performances, and we want to thank everybody who came to support us! We couldn’t have done it without you❤️ #skatesweden
In the senior category, Team Surprise from Landvetter took home the gold scoring 204.67 points after both days of competition.
After a couple of mishaps both in the short and the free programs, Team Boomerang from Göteborg placed second with a total score of 138.54 points.
New to the senior category, Team Unity from Angered, showed some improvement since the first qualifier and placed third with 125.39 points.
The teams chosen to represent Sweden at the World Championships in Stockholm next April will be announced after the national championships at the end of February.
Team Karisma from Göteborg won the novice category followed by Team Seaflowers for the silver and Team Limelight for the bronze.
The home team, Team Caprice, finished in fourth place just ahead of Team Harmony and Team Luna.