Leon Lurje Trophy: Team Paradise and Crystal Ice Junior leading after short programs
Team Paradise (RUS) achieved one of its best scores in Sweden. (Credits: Roy Ng Photography - 2019)
Leon Lurje Trophy, which is one of four competitions in the ISU Challenger Series, is arranged in Gothenburg, Sweden this weekend. Seniors and Juniors performed their short programs on Friday. Team Paradise is leading in Seniors and Crystal Ice Junior holds the first place in Juniors.
Russia and Finland will battle for gold
Team Unique from Finland is not far behind. Their short program gave them 80.03 points, which is their season’s best score. The situation is tight and anything can still happen in free skating. Either of the teams has to succeed in order to win.
The third team, Nexxice from Canada earned 74.51 points, even they did not reach the highest level in features of Move Element. They are followed by Crystal Ice Senior from Russia by only 0.16 points, so no medals were awarded yet.
Then, come the teams from the United States. Miami University and Crystallettes delivered good performances on Friday evening and are separated only by 1 point.
The Italian team Hot Shivers presented a program full of grace and emotions and placed 9th for the moment (53.23). Team Berlin 1 skaters presented their hip-hop program that brought them 49.91.
Team Passion from Hungary and Ice Storms from Australia completed the Senior rankings.
Juniors got scores as high as Seniors
Team Fintastic from Finland is holding the third position after short programs with 66.19 points. They skated with skill but had a fall just before Moves Element which affected negatively on their score.
Fifteen teams are competing this weekend in this division.
Results - TOP 3
Leon Lurje Trophy 2020
JAN 24, 2020 - JAN 26, 2020
|1||Sunrise 1 (RUS)||202.46|
|2||Crystal Ice (RUS)||196.81|
|3||Team Fintastic (FIN)||193.35|
|1||Team Paradise (RUS)||231.85|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||227.61|
|3||Crystal Ice (RUS)||223.44|
|1||Sunrise 2 (RUS)||102.75|
|3||Blue Arrows (FIN)||72.01|