Russian teams dominate at the Hevelius Cup, stage of the Challenger Series
Crystal Ice Junior is the first winner of the 2022 Challenger Series! (Credits: Justyna Kopec - 2022)
Team Crystal Ice Junior won the first stage of the Challenger Series in Poland on Friday night, exceeding 200 points! The competition has also started for the Seniors: Team Tatarstan is in the lead, followed by Crystal Ice Senior and Dream Edges from Finland.
Crystal Ice Junior once again presented a very clean program reaching level 4 in five elements (out of 8!) of their program. Their No Hold block and synchronized spins were particularly well executed, receiving a score of 5 by one judge. The Russian team finished with 201.87 for their performance in Poland and the gold medal!
With a little more than 20 points behind, Valley Bay Synchro fought hard and finished the weekend with a nice silver medal (180.72). The Finnish team presented a flawless program in a beautiful interpretation of Carmen.
Fourth place went to another American team, Lexettes, who scored 149.86 overall. The Polish team Ice Fire who was skating at home finished 5th, Illuminettes from the Netherlands 6th and Le Soleil from Poland 7th.
Team Tatarstan from Russia is leading the competition after the short programs with 80.28 points. Their compatriots Crystal Ice are currently 2nd with 7 points behind (72.53) and Dream Edges Senior 3rd with 70.59.
The competition continues on Saturday in Poland with the free programs.
Results - TOP 3
6th Hevelius Cup
JAN 06, 2022 - JAN 08, 2022
|1||Crystal Ice (RUS)||201.87|
|2||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||180.72|
|3||Teams Elite (USA)||169.74|
|1||Team Tatarstan (RUS)||226.00|
|2||Crystal Ice (RUS)||212.04|
|3||Dream Edges (FIN)||210.35|