Team Paradise, Senior Russian champion for the 18th time


Team Paradise and their brand new 2016 gold medal. / Credits : Paradise, 2016

Russia found his new champions! Russian national synchronized skating championships 2016 took place 15th and 16th January in Yoshkar-Ola. Teams from the whole country competed in advanced novice, junior and senior categories.

Senior's field

Team Paradise from St Petersburg won their 18th national title. With a gorgeous short program on « Meditation » by Masne, Paradise received 71,39 points. Team Tatarstan earned 68,03 points for the short on the « Mission Impossible » music, Dream Team received 51,10 points for the short. 
In free programs, Paradise did 134,66 points, Tatarstan is 2nd with 119,64 and Dream Team 100,28.

Junior podium 2016 / Credits: Vladimir Malygin

Junior category

12 teams were engaged in this competition. This category presented the most interesting  battle for the champion’s title. 

After the short program, Crystal Ice (Team Russia 2 last year) did the best with 62,59 points, Yunost (Team Russia 1 last year) received 61.22 points and Idel (Team Russia 2 in 2014) made 56,35 points. In free program Crystal Ice earned 108,24 points, Yunost : 110,16 and Idel : 101,11.

Novice competition 

Team Sunrise-2 is the 2016 Russian champion in novice's category. Team Yunost novice took the second place and Team Kazanochka placed 3rd. A total of 17 teams were engaged.

Novice podium 2016 / Credits: Vladimir Malygin