Japanese teams competed in Tokyo and unveiled their themes
Jingu Ice Messenger Senior presented for the first time this season its new free program "Hercules". (Credits: Ayumi Kirihara - 2019)
The 27th Tokyo Synchronized Skating Open Competition took place on 9 November 2019 in Nishitokyo, a city located in the western portion of Tokyo, Japan. This year, 5 teams competed in the Juvenile, Junior and Senior categories.
"Indiana Jones" and "Kung fu Panda" in Juvenile
Saitama TiarAce debuted their new "Kung Fu Panda" program. They wore shiny pink Chinese dresses and performed with Kung Fu movements. Despite 2 falls, the skaters executed a smooth Pivoting Brock and a wonderful transition such as jumps and knee-slides. Saitama TiarAce finished second with a total score of 28.73.
Juniors and Senior showed their free programs
Jingu Ice Messengers Junior skated to the song "Home Alone". Their program was powerful, especially the 4 lifts that surprised many spectators. Saitama Crystal Ace debuted their new free program to "La La Land". The skaters wore blue and yellow dresses and skated a clean program.
Both Junior teams performed challenging elements (one-foot Pivoting block, Whip, and Angled intersection, Weaving in Circle, etc.) and made a good impression. The teams will continue to work for the National Championships and maybe to qualify for the Worlds.
It's also exciting to see that this year, many Junior teams from Japan will try to qualify for the Junior Worlds in March in Nottingham. However, the Japanese Federation has not yet made a decision for this season.
We are already looking forward to seeing what these teams have in store for the rest of the season!
Results - TOP 3
Tokyo Synchro Competition 2019
NOV 09, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019
|1||Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)||87.06|
|1||Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)||65.37|
|2||Crystal Ace (JPN)||55.06|
|1||Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)||34.36|
|2||Saitama Tiar Ace (JPN)||28.73|