Helsinki Rockettes and Team Fintastic are leading the Nationals
Helsinki Rockettes achieved their highest score for their short program this season... 83.23! (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)
The long-awaited competition of the Finnish National Championships, which is the ultimate selection for the Senior Worlds, started on Saturday in Tampere, Finland. The Helsinki Rockettes lead the senior series after the short programs, and Team Fintastic dominates the junior competition.
The Finnish champions this year are Finettes. They skated a stylish and well-balanced program, which described the diary of a Jewish young girl and despite one fall, the win was overwhelming. They got 96.27 points.
The joy of Valley Bay Synchronics, which came in second place, had no limits when they hit silver medal with a difference of just one hundredth. Their program “The genesis of Symphony” gathered a total score of 86.98 points, when Team Dynamique with the program “The Story of Harley Quinn” earned third place by scoring 86.97 points.
All Junior teams are striving their best performances
Also, Musketeers is fighting tight for the championship, and they earned third place with their program “Light at the end Tunnel”, scoring 68.15.
The pressure is tough in the Senior series
The Nationals winner will claim a place in the World Championships as the first team of Finland (Team Finland 1). In selecting the second team (Team Finland 2), the average of the top two overall results from competitions subordinated to the Finnish Figure Skating Federation (the two qualification competitions of the season or Nationals this weekend) is calculated. The overall score of the senior Nationals is added to the average. So, the team with the highest aggregate points will be selected.
The statistics before the Nationals were led by the reigning Finnish champion Helsinki Rockettes (213.59), then Team Unique (209,54) and Marigold IceUnity in third place (206,90).
When Team Unique stepped third on the ice, expectations were high. Their emotional "Merci" program has been in good shape throughout the season, but now they failed dominantly. After a smooth start, one fall occurred in the transition, and after a while, another bad fall happened in the Intersection. The sad and disappointed team only scored 68.54 points, and they finished fifth.
Instead, Marigold IceUnity continued to make steady progress by skating their program "Nordic Spirit" without mistakes and scoring 80.46. Helsinki Rockettes succeeded perfectly and won the short program competition. Their program "Femme Fatale" scored 83.23 points and they are leading the competition.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish National Championships 2022
MAR 05, 2022 - MAR 06, 2022
|2||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||86.98|
|3||Team Dynamique (FIN)||86.97|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||229.04|
|2||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||226.93|
|3||Dream Edges (FIN)||216.89|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||203.52|
|3||Team Mystique (FIN)||189.41|