The Wight Diamonds jump for joy in the novice category.
ICE SKATINGTHE Island’s synchronised skaters are now the best in Europe, after the Wight Jewels won the Junior ISU title at Switzerland’s Biasca Trophy competition.
The Jewels beat off main competitors The Black Roses, of Hungary, by just one point in their main routine to Madonna music, after a faultless performance in their short programme the day before.
The Jewels have not lost a competition since forming their team last summer and can now boast an international title to their list of British accolades.
Meanwhile, the 2008 and 2009 British juvenile champions, Wight Crystals, were the first IW team to take a podium place, coming second behind Switzerland’s Cool Dreams team, missing out by five marks.
The Wight Diamonds novice team came sixth in a very strong field of nine teams from Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. After an incredibly strong skate they smashed their personal best score with 32.03 marks.
Coach Terri Smith said: “I am overwhelmed with the brilliant performances and results of all three teams. They were a credit to the Island and great ambassadors for Britain.
“Once again they upped their game and performed out of their skates to bring a remarkable close to their 2008-09 synchro season.”
The IW Synchro teams would like to thank Planet Ice and Wightlink for their continuing support and sponsorship.
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Wight Jewels winning performance at Switzerland’s Biasca Trophy competition.
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