Helsinki Rockettes and Team Mystique are leading the Finnish Second Qualifications
Team Mystique in their short program "African Sun". (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography)
The Second Finnish Qualifications for Synchronized Skating teams are held in Lahti this weekend. Helsinki Rockettes are leading in Seniors. In Juniors' category Team Mystique took the first place but is followed by two teams within a point. Team Dynamique won the first section of Novice teams.
Team Unique skated their program ”Bad Que” earning 73.28 points and took the second position. The program was clear but they did not reach all the technical levels and were left from their personal best by a few points.
Marigold IceUnity did not succeed in their short program ”Escape Room”. They had a fall during intersection which cost them many points. Compared to Helsinki Rockettes and Team Unique they did not perform as accurately and earned only 67.19 points which gave them the third place.
Team Lumineers arrived in fourth position. The team earned 60.24 for its short program. They performed a clean program but lost a few GOEs in the last intersection.
Tight competition in Juniors: Team Mystique is leading
Musketeers performed their Program "The Scorpion Attack" powerfully, but did not reach the highest level in the intersection element. They earned 65.81 points and were placed second just behind Team Mystique.
Team Fintastic skated its short program "Sound of Silence" earning 65.49 points. They had a fall during the wheel element which affected negatively on their score. The rest of the program was clear and took them to the third position.
The reigning Finnish Champions Dream Edges are not participating this weekend as they are focusing on their upcoming international competition. All of the top teams had already got their tickets to the Finnish Championships 2020 in the first qualification.
Team Dynamique won the first section of Novices
Team Dynamique took the gold medal with 80.07 points but Valley Bay Synchronics finished not far behind. The team got 79.84 points for their program ”Hitcock’s Rear Window”. Neither of the teams had a clear performance. Valley Bay Synchronics had a full during twizzles and Team Dynamique had inaccuracies in more than just one element.
The difference between the second and third teams was bigger. The bronze medallist Blue Arrows skated their program ”Save the Sea” earning 63.06 points and were placed third.
The competition will continue on Sunday when the Seniors and Juniors and the second section of Novices will perform their free programs.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish second qualifications 2019
DEC 07, 2019 - DEC 08, 2019
|1||Team Dynamique (FIN)||80.07|
|2||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||79.84|
|3||Blue Arrows (FIN)||63.06|
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||67.76|
|1||Team Mystique (FIN)||181.86|
|3||Team Fintastic (FIN)||179.44|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||215.46|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||212.47|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||192.89|