Challenger Series

Fifteen Junior teams competed on Saturday at the last stage of the Challenger Series


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Spring Cup - Team Junost (RUS) (Credits: Jura Synchro - 2020)

Teams from around the world competed on Saturday at the Palasesto rink in the Milan region of Italy for the Spring Cup 2020. Team Junost (RUS) dominated this 4th stage of the Synchronized Skating Challenger Series.


Junior ISU: Russia and USA at the top
Skating in the first group, the Junost team dazzled once again the audience with their graceful bird-themed program. The Russians delivered a flawless program, scoring 77.27 points, and got also an incredible high technical score of 42.50 points. With an advance of almost 9 points, Junost will be able to calmly grasp the free programs on Sunday.

Team Elites from Northbrook, Illinois (USA), performed very well to the song "Ain't No Sunshine". Their beautiful interpretation and their emotional program allowed them to collect a total of 68.30 points.

The second American team, Team Lexettes, finished on the third step of the podium with 64.31 points. With their amazing blue costume and very interesting choreography, their short program to the Pentatonix music (an American group that sings a cappella) was certainly one of the highlights of the competition!

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The Lexettes were pleased with their short program performance in Italy. (Credits: Jura Synchro - 2020)


Arriving 4th and 5th respectively, the two Finnish teams Stella Polaris and Fireblades finished just off the podium. Stella Polaris presented a dark and intense program with good speed and great precision (63.43 points). Fireblades started its "Second by second" program in the manner of a clock that runs and earned a total of 62.61 points.

Team Seaside skated a clean and at the same time very intense program, obtaining 53.92 points. Skating at home, the Italian team Hot Shivers presented their short and graceful program to the song "Never Enough" by The Greatest Showman and totaled 47.19 points. Less than one point behind is the second Swedish team, Team Spirit (46.35 points). The athletes skated in blue dresses their program "A new beginning" but had a point of deduction.



The French team Les Zazous finished in 9th place after their short program skated without major error on the theme of slavery (43.47 points). Team Ice Fire of Poland got 39.05 points for their program on Evanescence.

Shining Blades (ITA) finished in 11th position with 31.61 points. Their entertaining program skated in yellow and black dresses was marred by a fall in the twizzle element.

The Swiss team Starlight finished just behind (31.14). Their program was skated to the music "All you need is love" in a remix version.



Team Berlin (GER) presented its "Electro Swing" program and obtained 29.44 points. The team also counted a fall in the twizzle element.

Representing the Czech Republic, Team Kometa skated in "military" dresses and totaled 23.18 points.

It was not the day of Team Zagreb Snowflakes from Croatia. The team multiplied the falls and ended their program with a score of 11.32.

Discover in a few minutes the recap of the Senior competition on Jura Synchro!

Results - TOP 3

Spring Cup 2020
Sesto San Giovanni, Milano (ITA)
FEB 14, 2020 - FEB 16, 2020

Junior
TEAM Score
1Junost (RUS)207.26
2Teams Elite (USA)184.73
3Lexettes (USA)175.20

Senior
TEAM Score
1Team Unique (FIN)236.82
2Marigold IceUnity (FIN)232.29
3Nexxice (CAN)220.61