COLORADO SPRINGS – Consistency paid off for Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., as it won the bronze medal on Saturday at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Paradise from Russia won the gold medal with 208.70 points, Marigold IceUnity from Finland took silver at 208.58 and the Canadians followed at 197.54. Nexxice ranked fourth for both its short and long programs.
The Finnish team RCKT was third after Friday’s short but ranked sixth in the long and wound up fifth overall behind Haydenettes from USA which climbed from fifth to fourth.
The Nexxice team members were: Cassandra Ablack, Madina Asrorova, Nadine Banholzer, Kelly Britten, Sarah Burns, Laura Emery, Ariana Gould-Tasoojy, Celina Hevesi, Emma Kim, Jamie Kosonic, Jenna Mackenzie, Megan MacLellan, Caroline Marr, Courtney McNaughton, Morgan Dykstra Stang, Kiersten Tietz, Alessandra Toso, Victoria Smith, Taylor Walker and Brooklyn Williamson.
‘’It was an emotion packed skate for us,’’ said Tietz. ‘’It was our best skate and we put our hearts into it.’’
Canada’s second entry, Les Supremes, from St-Léonard, Que., also improved gpoing from ninth to eighth overall with the fifth best long program.
Skating for Les Supremes are: Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Marie-Ève Comtois, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laura Désilets, Molly Katherine Farber, Sora Hatano, Ditte Rosa Miranda Louhikoski, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Christina Morin, Alessia Malissa Polletta, Geneviève Rougeau, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli and Hélène Stojanovski.
Full results: ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship 2017
Photo : Jim Coveart