Rockettes and Marigold Ice Unity will have the chance to defend their World medals in Gothenburg, Sweden, after the two teams won gold and silver medals respectively at Finnish Nationals yesterday.
Rockettes, Marigold, and Team Unique were all in the running for Worlds berths after trading placements in various international and domestic competitions all season. Finnish Nationals was the final test to determine which two teams would represent Finland at the World Championships in April. Although Rockettes won the National Championship and Marigold Ice Unity took the silver medal, Marigold earned the designation of Team Finland 1 for Worlds based on their cumulative successes this year. Rockettes will attend Worlds as Team Finland 2. Team Unique finished third in both the short and free programs at Nationals to win the bronze medal.
Full results from the competition are available here.
Rockettes and Marigold have won gold and silver respectively at the last two World Championships, while the Haydenettes (USA) are repeat bronze medal winners from 2011 and 2010. The Haydenettes will aim to earn a trip to Worlds when they compete at U.S. Nationals later this week, where they also hope to win their 20th National title.