Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya of Georgia captured the Rhythm Dance, edging the hot favorites Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) by just 0.04 points. Russia’s Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy follow in third place.
Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya of Georgia 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Dancing to Quickstep and Foxtrot set to “Beautiful the Carole King” and “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, Kazakova/Reviya produced level-four twizzles and a level-four stationary lift. The Tea Time Foxtrot pattern and the midline step sequence were rated a level three. The JGP Zagreb Champions achieved a new personal best score with 68.76 points. “It wasn’t easy today, we are very happy with our marks but not so happy with the skate. We had a few small issues with the twizzles which didn’t go quite as we needed them to, and on a few transitions we lost speed, but we got back into the program quite quickly,” Reviya observed.
Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik of USA 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Nguyen/Kolesnik put out an upbeat dance to “Aladdin”, completing fast twizzles and steps and a rotational lift. The JGP Lake Placid Champions collected a level four for the twizzles and the lift while the midline step sequence and the first Tea Time Foxtrot sequence garnered a level two. The JGP Gdansk Champions earned 68.72 points. “We just want to do as well as we can and keep improving our programs. We hope the judges like what they see and we hope the people who see us feel something from our skating,” Ngyuen noted. “We prefer the new Aladdin to the old one because it has energy. We draw on the vibrancy and energy of the Broadway show in our program,” she added.
Elizaveta Shanaeva / Devid Naryzhnyy of Russia 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Shanaeva/Naryzhnyy’s dance to “Bonnie and Clyde” included two level four and three level two elements. The JGP Cheliabinsk Champions scored 66.21 points. “We are quite happy with our skate, it was nice today, the skating was easy, the mood was just right. We were not really nervous but so very excited. There was quite a gap between the competitions but we never stopped feeling inside the competition,” Shanaeva commented.
Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/Andrey Filatov (RUS) are a little over one point behind in fourth place (65.07 points). Loicia Demougeout/Theo Le Mercier (FRA) are currently ranked fifth on 62.84 points and Diana Davis/Gleb Smolkin (RUS) came sixth (59.89 points).
Schedule of the event
Saturday, December 7: Men’s Free Skating, Junior Pairs & Men’s Free Skating, Junior Free Dance, Free Dance & Ladies Free Skating
Sunday, December 8: Exhibition Gala
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