Very tight scores after the first day of qualifications in Espoo
Helsinki Rockettes in their short program "Breathe". (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)
This weekend, the second qualification competition of ISU synchronized skating in Finland takes place in Espoo. On Saturday, the first group of Novice teams skated their free programs, Seniors and Juniors competed with their short programs. As in November, Helsinki Rockettes in Seniors and Team Fintastic in Juniors are both leading the competition after the first day.
Marigold IceUnity reached second place. Their performance in the “Who´s there” program was consistently assured, and they received 71.07 points.
This time Team Unique was third, and with 69.08 points, they surely look forward to tomorrow´s competition and are ready to skate their strong free program.
Dream Edges Senior took fourth place with a total score of 68.80 points. It is also interesting to see on Sunday how their free program has developed since the first qualification.
This season Musketeers trusts the old familiar Beatles song "Imagine". In beautiful blue dresses, they skated calmly and confidently, and finished in second place with 64.75 points. Dream Edges Junior claimed 3rd place with a total score of 64.12.
One of the great successes of the day was team Reflections from Espoo. They had a good speed and no errors in their program "Macavity". They are currently in 4th place with a score of 60.64. points. Team Mystique sits in 5th place, scoring 60.45 points. Obviously, on Sunday, we'll have the most challenging competition for ranks 2-5.
In this category, it was great to see how much some teams have improved during only a few weeks between the first and the second qualification. Like Reflections which improved its total score by nearly 10 points also, FireBlades and Ice Steps had great performances.
Valley Bay Synchronics from Espoo once again achieved the best day score (73.05) and won the gold medal with their airy and happy program “Flying”.
CrystalBlades from Tampere finished in second place with 71.83 points and they got the best Technical Element Scores (36.27). Their program “Embla´s story,” inspired by Nordic mythology, was skated calmly and precisely.
Only 0.49 points behind them was Ice Fantasy from Tikkurila/Vantaa. They claimed 3rd place with a total score of 71.34.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish second qualifications 2022
DEC 03, 2022 - DEC 04, 2022
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||73.05|
|3||Ice Fantasy (FIN)||71.34|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||78.32|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||222.06|
|2||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||220.20|
|3||Team Unique (FIN)||211.48|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||189.85|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||181.75|