A first day full of surprises at Junior Worlds!
Les Suprêmes skated their short program to Carmen. (Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2023)
The 2023 World Junior Championships have started in Angers, France. Twenty-three teams from nineteen nations skated their short program. Three countries are represented on the podium after the first day.
Skyliners Junior is currently in 2nd place with one point behind the Canadians. Josh Babb's American team performed very emotionally in pale pink dresses. Having the same technical base as Les Suprêmes, they finished with the best technical score of the evening (37.33 for a total of 69.40).
Skating last, the reigning World Champions, Team Fintastic is currently in 3rd place with 67.18. The Finnish team presented a clean program but seemed to not get all the technical levels in their Pivot Block, which impacted their final score.
Seven countries in the top 10
The top 10 is also composed of the Italian team Hot Shivers, followed by the Swiss Cool Dreams, the Swedish Team Spirit and Ice Fire Junior from Poland.
Then, the ranking is extremely tight as there is only 2,11 points difference between the 13th and 21st place!
With six points deducted for falls, Team Seaside was not lucky on Friday night. The skaters will do everything they can to move up in the rankings on Saturday. Team Solway Stars (GBR) also had a fall but skated with style like in a dream, finishing 17th. In blue suits, Team Illuminettes (NED) is currently in 18th position, followed by Austria's Colibris Vienna and Australia's Majestic Ice.
The Hungary team UTE took the 21st place with their Schindler's List program. Team Zagreb Snowflakes from Croatia is 22nd after its performance to Elvis and Team Vizyon from Turkey is 23rd.
Tomorrow's competition will be very exciting. The free programs will start at 2:30 pm, French time.
Results - TOP 3
ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2023
MAR 10, 2023 - MAR 11, 2023
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||191.72|