ROUEN, France – Les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., won the gold medal Saturday in junior competition for the second straight year at the French Cup synchronized skating competition.
Les Suprêmes placed first in both the short and long programs and finished with 162.88 points. The Musketeers from Finland were second at 155.14 and the Skyliners from the U.S. third at 153.14 out of 11 entries.
Les Suprêmes junior skaters were Jessica Allaire, Alessia Arsenault, Amélie Béland, Julia Bernardo, Véronik Boisvert, Rachel Cecere, Alisia Cirella, Alice Côté, Emily Degni, Béatrice De Oliveira, Gabrielle Gauthier-Roy, Marie-Ève Deschênes, Marie-Michèle Gauthier-Roy, Kathleen Grandchamp, Alessia Hart-Lewis, Jessica Iacono, Nadia Lemay, Christina Morin, Alexia Nadai-Plante, Andréanne Paradis, Alessia Polletta and Florence Poulin.
Les Suprêmes were third at the world junior championships last winter and are two-time defending Canadian junior champions.
In senior competition, Paradise from Russia won the gold medal at 206.08 edging the Rockettes from Finland at 201.68. Team Unique from Finland overtook Les Suprêmes for the bronze finishing at 198.90 to 198.80 for the Canadians in fourth.
Les Suprêmes senior team members were: Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Lou-Ann Bezeau-Tremblay, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laurie Désilets, Mélodie Doré, Sara Gilbert, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, An-Kim Nguyen, Minh-Thu Tina Nguyen, Olivia Laurra Sena, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli, Hélène Stojanovski and Yasuko Uchida.
The senior Les Suprêmes were sixth at the world championships last season and opened 2016 last weekend with a silver at the Neufchatel Trophy in Switzerland.
Full results: 2016 French Cup.