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Canada’s Les Suprêmes win silver at Budapest Cup synchronized skating competition

BUDAPEST – Overall standings remained the same after Saturday’s long program as Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., won the silver medal at the Budapest Cup synchronized skating competition.

Team Paradise from Russia won the gold medal with 210.42 points followed by the Canadians at 188.39 and Team Passion from Hungary at 135.58.

Les Suprêmes free skate included music by Sia and represented a pursuit of a dream.

‘’We made some errors in the long program and we need to correct those to gain more ground on the Russians for the world championships,’’ said Les Suprêmes team co-captain Claudia Sforzin.  ‘’Our short program was very strong and that gave us a lot of confidence.’’

Skating for Les Suprêmes, tuning-up for the ISU World Championships April 7-8 in Colorado Springs, were:  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.

Les Suprêmes want to improve on last year’s fifth place finish at worlds.

‘’We’ve got another couple of weeks to work on the areas we need to improve,’’ said co-captain Laura Désilets. ‘’Our programs are very unified right now and it’s really the technical details we need to fine-tune.”

This season, Les Suprêmes also won the bronze medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje trophy in Sweden and the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian championships.

The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Full results: BUDAPEST CUP 2017_ISU

Les Suprêmes Synchronized Skating Team in Hungary for 2017 Budapest Cup

OTTAWA, ON:  Canada will have one team competing at the 2017 Budapest Cup in Budapest, Hungary from March 16-19, 2017, at the Tüskecsarnok arena. Les Suprêmes will represent Canada in the senior category at the competition.

This season, Les Suprêmes won the bronze medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje trophy in Sweden and won the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian championships, qualifying for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Last season, they won the silver medal at the Neuchâtel Trophy, placed fourth at the French Cup, won the gold medal at the 2016 Canadian championships, and placed fifth at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2016. The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Susan Morriss of Victoria, B.C., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

For more information on the event please visit www.isu.org.