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 Unique, Team Mystique and Team Dynamique won the ISU categories in Poland

Finnish teams kept dominating the fourth Hevelius Cup in Gdansk, Poland. On Sunday, the ISU categories Senior, Junior and Advanced Novices skated their free programs. Finland took eight medals of nine. In the Interclub competition, it was turn of Juvenile B, Basic Novices and Mixed Age to compete

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Hevelius Cup: Finnish teams dominated the short programs

The fourth Hevelius Cup is arranged on 18th -19th of January in Gdansk, Poland. There are three ISU and six Interclub categories participating this competition. On Saturday, Interclub teams of Junior B, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, and Adult categories took the ice. ISU Junior and ISU Senior teams performed their short programs.

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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.