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Les Zoulous unveiled their new "African" short program


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The French Senior champions and their new program "Feel the sound of Africa".

Organized by the French Federation of Ice Sports, the Masters 2020 started Friday in Villard-de-Lans in strict compliance with health measures. Four French teams were able to compete.

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A level 3 Pivot Block, then an Intersection, the No Hold bloc... Les Zoulous' short program has warm colors this season.

The team chose this theme in order to celebrate the 30 years of Les Zoulous in 2021. "Africa" was indeed the theme of the very first program skated by the team.

The senior team coached by Alessandro Tormena and Amélie Gendre presented their new short program "Feel the sound of Africa" on Friday. Achieving a clean performance, the team totaled 55.88 points for this first day of competition at the Masters 2020.



In the junior category, the team Zazous from Lyon is in the lead after the short programs. With its new program "Music was my first Love" skated in the old blue Zoulous costumes, the team achieved a score of 36.88 points.


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The Team Jeanne d'Arc from the Rouen Olympic club is in second place with 33.28 points. The team also presented its new dark and passionate new short program. Dressed in last year's blue costumes, the JDA team made a good first impression in front of the judges but probably did not achieve all the levels hoped for, especially for the intersection.

Although having made a few changes, Les Chrysalides from Valenciennes skated their short program from last season. A speedy and well-executed tango, which brought them 32.31 points. The team is, therefore, less than a point from second place.



The competition will continue on Saturday in Villard-de-Lans. The French teams will skate their free programs from 12:15 pm.

See the videos of the short programs.

Results - TOP 3

Masters 2020
Villard-de-Lans (FRA)
OCT 01, 2020 - OCT 03, 2020

Senior
TEAM Score
1Zoulous (FRA)169.77

Junior
TEAM Score
1Zazous (FRA)117.77
2Chrysalides (FRA)95.11
3Jeanne dArc (FRA)33.28