GB SKATERS HAVE A “FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE” AT WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Source: NISA
Our six British champions enjoyed strong skates at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, including new personal bests and some high scoring Short Programs.
Natasha McKay (pictured) scored a new Short Program PB of 50.10 in the Ladies, she will be extremely pleased with the performance and will see it as a great end to a brilliant season.
Senior Men’s and Junior British Champion, Graham Newberry, skated well in his Short Program but didn’t quite reach the level he achieved at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. However, Graham has had an excellent season, and at 18 years old, he will be excited for what the future holds.
Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Free Dance, scoring a new PB in their Short Dance of 54.82. The Ice Dancers have gone from strength to strength since being crowned British Champions, and will be hoping they carry their form forward next season.
Pairs team Jones and Chris Boyadji skated well but missed out on qualifying for the Free Program. The pair will be hoping they can replicate the quality they had at last month’s European Figure Skating Championships as they prepare for next season.
Team Leader for Great Britain, Donna Gately, said: “This has been a fantastic experience for our very new team.
“It’s the first time they’ve competed at this level, they all performed well and it’s a good grounding for future years.
“The audience were fantastic and the arena was full for the whole of the competition, it was excellent for our skaters to experience.”
Congratulations to our skaters for doing Great Britain proud at one of the toughest competitions in figure skating.
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships took place in Helsinki, Finland, between 27th March and 2nd April 2017.
Full results can be found here.

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