Canadian teams first and fourth after short programs

ROUEN, France – Les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., are first in junior competition and third in the senior event after Friday’s short programs at the French Cup synchronized skating competition.

In junior, Les Suprêmes are the defending champions and lead with 58.00 points. The Musketeers from Finland are second at 53.70 and Team Mystique, also from Finland, third at 53.68 out of 11 entries.

Les Suprêmes junior  skaters are 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 the senior event, Paradise from Russia stands first after the short with 71.98 followed by Finland’s Rockettes at 71.42, Finland’s Team Unique at 69.16 and Les Suprêmes at 68.32 out of 12 entries.

Les Suprêmes senior team members are: 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.

The free programs are on Saturday.

Full results: 2016 French Cup.

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