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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127 teams competed in Finland at the first Interclub competition

The first Finnish Interclub-level Synchronized Skating Qualification competition of the season was arranged in Vantaa Trio Arena from 23rd to 24th November. There were amazing 127 teams in seven categories participating in this big event. The teams had been divided into two groups. The first group skated on Saturday and the second one on Sunday. ISU scoring system was used in some categories: Masters, Juniors B and Seniors B, but mostly the jury used the Finnish Synchronized Skating scores.

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Thrilling Competitions at Finnish First Qualifications

There was no doubt of the winners in Seniors on Sunday, when Team Unique got 139.94 points from their free program and earned total scores 216.69. In the Junior category, Team Fintastic also kept the leading position and won the competition with 182.39 points. For the Novices division (second segment), Team Dynamique got the gold medal with 73.88.

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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.