Canada places fifth and sixth at ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

NOTTINGHAM, England – Nexxice, from Burlington, Ont., and Les Suprêmes, from St-Léonard, Que., placed fifth and sixth on Saturday at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Fintastic, from Finland, climbed from third after Friday’s short program, to win the gold medal. Junost, from Russia, was second and their compatriots Crystal Ice were third. The Canadian teams kept their same plaings as after the short.

There were 19 teams.

Nexxice skaters were: Christina Au; Ninna Blom; Savanna Bosco; Kayleigh Cheung; Avery Clark; Alice Douplik; Vasiliki Kiriakou; Cassandra Leung; Natalie Leung; Kathyn Mallott; Abbey McMurray; Victoria Morgado; Noora Naatsari; Mya Napier; Matilda Nilsson; Soomin Oh; Miriam Pedrozo; Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.

Nexxice improved on last year’s eighth place finish.

“We showed what fighters we are,” said Clark. “We had to overcome a lot this season and it hasn’t been easy. We skated very confidently. We had lots of attack. We achieved our goals and did what we had to do.”

The Suprême skaters were: Solène Aymard; Émilie Beaucage; Julia Caponi; Alona Chabalin-Zea; Alice Cormier; Jade Deschenes; Thea Iulia Dimbu; Natasha Gligorijevic; Victoria Gligorijevic; Charlotte Grutter; Josephine Kawa; Astrid Kumpulainen; Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse; Audrey Landry; Mia Lasalle; Olivia Ronca; Simona Ronca; Lauren Santori; Frédérique Savard and Sara Squalli.

They equalled last year’s result.

“We had a great team this year and we are proud of all the memories we made together,” said Deschenes. “We had a beautiful week here and had lot of fun.”

Full results: ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020

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