Two Finnish teams qualified for Junior Worlds
Valley Bay Synchro has qualified as Team Finland 1 for the World Junior Championships, to be held in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in one month's time. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2024)
The Marie Lundmark Trophy took place on Saturday and Sunday in Helsinki, Finland. This top-level competition was the 5th and final leg of the Challenger Series and witnessed some incredible performances. The Helsinki Rockettes won the gold in Senior, Les Suprêmes were the best in the Junior division, and two Finnish junior teams to qualify for the Junior World Championships.
In the junior category, the competition remained tight. Les Suprêmes Junior (CAN) were particularly strong with their well-executed free program to Albert Einstein. The performance began elegantly with the line and was endowed with great nuance and precision. The Quebec team totalled 198.65 for their two performances, taking the gold medal.
The junior division was really interesting to watch, with 11 teams from 5 different nations making the trip to Finland.
In the battle between the Helsinki Rockettes (FIN) and Les Suprêmes (CAN), the Finns finally had the last word. The Helsinki Rockettes won the competition with a perfect free program and a huge final score of 235.05! As for Les Suprêmes, they performed a good free program to Mount Everest, but a few minor imperfections, including a fall in the Moves element, prevented them from taking the gold (total score: 226.72).
Nine senior teams were competing in Helsinki this weekend.