Neuchâtel Trophy 2022: The Gold Race
The winning Musketeers junior team seconds before entering the Neuchâtel ice.
Emotions and good energy! The international competition of the Neuchâtel Trophy 2022 ended on Saturday evening in Switzerland. The public was able to appreciate some wonderful performances and saw some changes at the top of the podium.
The day was also magical for the Northernettes who will go back to Minnesota (USA) with a silver medal. The team was the strongest on Saturday evening with a flawless and emotional program (total: 173.30)
Starlights presented a clean program and a beautiful performance! Fourth after the short, the team finished in 3rd place with a score of 158.83.
DC Edge was less fortunate on Saturday. The team suffered several falls during the performance and as a result, 5 points were deducted. Second after the short program, they finish fourth in the end with 149.64.
The Cool Dreams Juniors showed maturity in their free program, which they skated without any significant mistakes. They totalled 129.94 points, almost the same score as last week in Rouen.
Starlight Junior presented "Mountains", their new free program this season. In grey dresses featuring a mountain design, the team from Zurich earned 74.99 points (total: 109.84).
Team Magic put on a powerful and fresh performance. Their rock-themed free skate brought the team 76.05 points for a total of 106.95.
Team UTE definitely has a bright future. The young Hungarian team presented a very good free program on Saturday in Neuchâtel. The 71.32 points received were added to those earned on Friday, and the team finished with 101.08 points and 8th place.
Team Mirum from Spain skated their free program with enthusiasm in purple dresses. Despite a fall just before the intersection and two deduction points, the team won 55.16 points, 85.92 in total.
The German team Skating Graces was the first to compete on the ice. The Chemnitz skaters totalled 84.28 points for their two programs.
Marigold IceUnity, from Finland, the leader of the short programs, finally won the silver medal with a score of 230.54 - which is much higher than the team has achieved so far this season. This is a great reward for Anu Oksanen's skaters, who had not competed abroad for almost two years.
Team Berlin 1, representing Germany, finished 4th in the competition. The skaters once again proved their confidence and progress. They earned 180.24 in total.
The only American team in the senior competition, Adrian College finished with 5th place (170.63). The team skated with great energy. At the end of the program, one staff member exclaimed, "That's my girls!"
Always highly applauded by a large group of supporters, Team Fusion (ESP) finished 7th after a program on the theme of tango. United Angels from Germany is 8th after a jazzy and sparkling program. Illumination (NED) delivered a flawless performance and took the 9th position, and finally, Team Phoenix from Belgium was 10th.
Results - TOP 3
Neuchâtel Trophy 2022
FEB 10, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022
|2||United Blades (SUI)||46.25|
|3||Ice Storms (SUI)||38.63|
|1||Team Berlin (GER)||60.67|
|2||Team Emerald (SUI)||50.15|
|1||Team Paradise (RUS)||234.42|
|2||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||230.54|
|3||Team Unique (FIN)||225.06|