ROUEN, France – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., won the bronze medal on Saturday at the French Cup synchronized skating competition.
The Helsinki Rockettes grabbed the gold with 227.48 points followed by their Finnish compatriots Marigold Ice Unity in second at 224.08. Les Suprêmes maintained third place totalling 219.39.
Skating for the Suprêmes were: Jessica Allaire, Rebecca Allaire, Karianne Bégin, Julia Bernardo, Loriana Cocca, Marie-Ève Comtois, Ariane Conn, Laurie Désilets, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Lisanne Foley, Peter Gerome, Alessia Hart-Lewis, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Grace Carol LeTouzel, Dana Malowany, Agathe Merlier, Andréanne Paradis, Martha Pietrasik, Alessia Polletta and Florence Poulin.
“We felt super proud about our performance,” said Désilets, the team captain. “We really went and gave the performance we had hoped for. We really felt it and the crowd did as well and that gave us more energy. The result is a great outcome for us. We worked really hard the last few weeks.”
In junior competition, Junost from Russia won the gold medal followed by two teams from Finland: Dream Edges in second place and Musketeers in third.
The two Canadian entries dropped in the standings. Nexxice from Burlington, Ont. went from fifth after Friday’s short to sixth while Les Suprêmes juniors slid from fourth to sixth overall. There were 14 teams.
The Nexxice skaters were: Christina Au, Ninna Blom, Savana Bosco, Kayleigh Cheung, Avery Clark, Alice Douplik, Vasiliki Victoria Kiriakou, Cassandra Leung, Natalie Leung, Kathryn Malott, Abbey McMurray, Victoria Morgado, Noora Naatsaari, Mya Napier, Matilda Nilsson, Miriam Pedrozo, Lauren Pollack, Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.
Skating for les Suprêmes were Jade Deschênes, Solène Aymard, Émilie Beaucage, Julia Caponi, Alona Chabalin-Zea, Alice Cormier, Thea Dimbu, Natasha Gligorijevic, Victoria Gligorijevic, Charlotte Grutter, Josephine Kawa, Astrid Kumpulainen, Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse, Audrey Landrey, Mia Lasalle, Olivia Ronca, Simona Ronca, Lauren Santori, Frédérique Savard and Sara Squalli.
Full results: 2020French Cup