Thrilling Competitions at Finnish First Qualifications
Team Fintastic interpreted their brand new Free Program ”Anesthesia”. (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography- 2019)
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.
Marigold IceUnity sharpened their technique after the short program competition. They performed their faultless "Tribute to Notre Dame" free program with good concentration and the famous MIU quality. Their beautiful dresses described the stained-glass windows of the church with threatening flames in the hem. They earned the silver medal getting scores 204.26.
Lumineers were the fourth and got a final score of 190.00 points. This team improves year after year and they are no longer far from the top teams. In their "Swipe Right" free program, they showed nicely their good ability to express deep emotions. Their technique was uniform and the simple grey-blue dresses underlined well the harmonious whole.
Team Fintastic: "totally awake" in the Free Skate
Dream Edges got the silver medal. Their program "Stonehenge" was expectedly fantastic and kept well on the interest. Unluckily they had a fall in the No Hold Element and it lowered their element score, so that finally they kept the second place with a total score of 176.86.
After being away from the podium for several years, Team Mystique made a comeback. They moved up from fifth to third place and finished finally with the bronze medal. They got a total score of 165.98. Their "Tique Tock" program proceeded confidently as a clock and their element scores were the second-best of the Junior competition.
On Sunday, the winner was Team Dynamique. They skated their free program "Dreaming in New York" with good speed and technique. Despite one fall, they earned 73.88!
The silver medalist was Valley Bay Synchronics. Their slightly uncommon music from Hitchcock movie "Rear Window" was a refreshing choice. They skated lively in black and white dresses and got 71.73 points.
The third place went to Blue Arrows. They wanted to "Save the Sea" and succeeded by earning 64.85 points. The atmosphere of the performance was very convincing.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish first qualifications 2019
NOV 02, 2019 - NOV 03, 2019
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||70.23|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||182.39|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||176.86|
|3||Team Mystique (FIN)||165.98|
|1||Team Dynamique (FIN)||73.88|
|2||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||71.73|
|3||Blue Arrows (FIN)||64.85|
|1||Team Unique (FIN)||216.69|
|2||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||204.26|
|3||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||204.19|