Competition

Team Unique won in Krasnoyarsk but will miss the Worlds


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Team Unique will not skate at the Senior World Championships, even if this great competition will be held in their own city, Helsinki. / Credits: Mihail Lefler

The four Senior teams skating at the Winter Universiade this weekend in Russia presented their free program. The victory went to Team Unique, but their score was not enough to reverse the trend and qualify for the 2019 World Championship. Finally, Marigold IceUnity will skate as Team Finland 2.


Seldom has a winner of a competition been so glad and disappointed at the same time when Team Unique took the victory of Winter Universiades synchronized skating competition on Saturday in Krasnoyarsk. They got the gold medal but didn´t qualify for the 2019 Senior World Championships (228.79 for the Team Unique against 229.56 for Marigold IceUnity). Instead, Marigold IceUnity had a day of joy and we´ll see the team in the Worlds as Team FIN 2. Only 0.77 points in SB separated these two teams. Helsinki Rockettes already took the first place one week ago winning the Finnish nationals.




Marigold IceUnity wanted to fight hard for the victory and they skated a powerful free program “Transformers”. They succeeded well and won the free program earning points 143.47. Their total score 224.97 gave them the silver medal. Team Unique skated their seasons best free program “Insomnia” and got only slightly fewer points 143.30. Together with the short program, the team won the competition with 228.79.



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Tatarstan skated their “Supernature variations stellamara” with good speed and quality. They had one fall and got 135.99 points. With total scores, 218.22 they reached the third position. Dream Team ended up to the fourth place skating theme “Les Amants De La Bastille” and getting points 80.09 and total scores 119.32.


Results - TOP 3

29th Winter Universiade 2019
Krasnoyarsk (RUS)
MAR 02, 2019 - MAR 12, 2019

Senior
TEAM Score
1Team Unique (FIN)228.79
2Marigold IceUnity (FIN)224.97
3Team Tatarstan (RUS)218.22