The race to the French national title has started for 29 teams
Les Salamandres won the Mixed Age category (Credits: José Da Silva)
29 French teams faced each other last weekend on the ice of Romorantin for the 1st round of the national championship.
It is a little bit more than one point between the first and the third team of this first round of the national championship. In third place, Les Etincelles from Saint Etienne. The team realized the best technical score of the category (23.16 points and a total of 58.39 points). The locals, Les Z'Hysteriks, presented a program with an interesting choreography and got a total of 58.54 points. Les Salamandres from Le Havre, skating an energetic program to a Rihanna / Beyonce medley finished on top of the podium with the best component score (40.26 in components and a total of 59.70 points).
In Novice Advanced, the Team Jeanne d'Arc from Rouen finished in first place with a vintage rock program. The team got a total of 47.68 points. The country program of Magic Crystals from Compiègne took them to the second place of the category with 45.06 points. In third place Les Chrysalides from Valenciennes with 43.92 points and an Egyptian program.
The future of French synchronized skating was represented by the four Juvenile teams participating to this round of the national championship. With bright pink dresses, Les Axelettes from Caen got 21.87 points. Right behind, Les Salamandres and their Doctors themed program, scored a 21.84 points. The Team Tagada from Reims took the third place only 1.28 points from the second place.
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C’est la fin d’une très belle compétition, une nouvelle équipe avec plein de motivation, d’engagement, de cohésion, nous sommes très contents de notre programme et nous allons tout donner lors des entraînements pour devenir encore plus performants. Nous avons remporté la 1ère place avec un nouveau record: 47,68. Merci pour tout votre soutien ! Le Rock’n’roll est dans la place 🎵
Junior and Senior B
Finally the Senior closed the competition day. Two teams were fighting for gold. Team Jeanne d'Arc presented a "Formula 1" program and earned 74.18 points. Black Diam's and their Ying Yang program finished in second place, their Group Lift element did not get called. They got 69.26 points in total.