Russian Nationals start in Saransk
Team Paradise (RUS) will defend its national title. (Credits: S. J. Photos - 2019)
30 teams will compete this weekend in 3 categories: Senior, Junior and Advanced Novice. For the Senior and Junior teams, this event will be the qualifications for the World Championships.
Skating in 3 categories (Senior, Junior and Advanced Novice), only the best teams received the opportunity to participate in Nationals. This competition will be really important for the teams because the winners will be qualified for the World Championships.
Indeed, during the last years, the Junior division grew a lot in Russia and present now a very exciting and unpredictable fight. Team Junost and Team Crystal Ice are ready to prove to the panel that they deserve to be the champions. Last year, Team Junost won the title.
Who will win this year? The 3 times World Junior Champion (Junost) from Ekaterinburg or the most ambitious team from Moscow, Team Crystal Ice? Don't forget also Sunrise-1 or Team Idel who could also present extremely difficult programs. No doubt that each of these 4 teams will show interesting performances, difficult elements and a strong desire to win. The fight for the title and for the Worlds will be very thrilling.
Will Sunrise-2 defend their champion title again? Or will Junost Advanced Novice take home the gold after a few years? Maybe Russian will find its new champions. Anyway, we will get to know soon!