Marjaana SAARTENOJA

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    Marjaana SAARTENOJA
    Correspondent
    Finland

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    "I have been a synchro-mum for 15 years, five years of that as a team leader when my daughter skated in a junior team. I can´t even remember in how many competitions I have been but it´s always as exciting as at the first time. A little embarrassing detail of me is that for some years I skated myself in an adult team. It was not very beautiful to watch but because of that experience I have a feeling from what it is to practice and to compete."


    What does synchronized skating mean to you?

    "Because synchro has been so big, interesting and important part of my life for years I think I just can´t live without it. "

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Team Paradise picked up the gold medal at Finlandia Trophy on Saturday

The 24th Finlandia Trophy took palce in Espoo during 11-13 October. Late Saturday evening was brought to a climax by Russian Team Paradise which won the short program competition. Only five Senior teams took part in this invitational competition, but the quality replaced the number when the teams represented the top of synchro skating in the World. Helsinki Rockettes (FIN) took the silver medal and Team Unique (FIN) was placed third.

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Team Unique won in Krasnoyarsk but will miss the Worlds

The four Senior teams skating at the Winter Universiade this weekend in Russia presented their free program. The victory went to Team Unique, but their score was not enough to reverse the trend and qualify for the 2019 World Championship. Finally, Marigold IceUnity will skate as Team Finland 2.

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Winter Universiade: Team Unique leads in Krasnoyarsk (RUS)

Friday, March 8, was the first event of Synchronized skating competition in the Winter Universiade 2019, which are arranged in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Four Senior teams are competing.

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Finland is getting ready for an exciting weekend

This weekend is the annual top moment of the synchro season in Finland. The Finnish National Championships will be held in Turku on Saturday and Sunday and there will be a tight struggle of in three categories: Senior, Junior and Advanced Novice. In the Senior division, it’ll be also is a play of high stakes: which team will represent Finland as a Team Finland 1 at the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki in April 12th-13th, 2019?