Team Unique is the new champion!
Team Unique on the Kiss & Cry after the free skate. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)
In the most important competition of the Finnish synchronized skating season, Team Unique succeeded on Sunday. With their positive program “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, they secured the gold medal and qualified Team Finland 1 in the Senior World Championships in Lake Placid next April.
The second team that qualified is the Helsinki Rockettes, who ended its successful domestic season by claiming the silver medal. They had one fall in their free program “Requiem” which brought them 155.93 points. They got a total score of 233.80 and a place as Team Finland 2 in the Worlds.
Dream Edges Senior, with their free program “Seili – the Island of Souls,” placed fourth. Their earned 147.56 points, and their total score was 219.18.
Dream Edges Junior skated away with the silver medal with a total score of 191.29. Their “Well Oiled Machine” brought them 120.68 points, and they achieved the best Program Component Score of the day, 67.01.
Valley Bay Synchro finished in third place after their free program, “The wheel of fate” (117.04 points). They didn't make any mistakes, and their performance was very controlled. Their overall result was 184.83.
The team has also announced that they will be back in the Senior division next season.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish National Championships 2023
FEB 25, 2023 - FEB 26, 2023
|3||Team Dynamique (FIN)||83.60|
|1||Team Unique (FIN)||235.12|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||233.80|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||227.78|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||195.21|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||191.29|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||184.83|