Medals were awarded today at the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championships, marking the end of the 2017-18 season. Finland’s Marigold Ice Unity were crowned champions, winning their first gold medal since 2014. Skating in their home country, Sweden’s Team Surprise won the silver medal, reclaiming a spot on the podium after last medaling (gold) in 2012. Two-time defending champions Paradise, from Russia, fell from the top step but remained on the podium for the fourth year running, taking home the bronze medal. Full results are available here.
If you missed watching the live stream, you can find videos of all the short and free programs on the ISU Skating Channel. (In the USA, watch on Ice Network.) For ease of navigation, here are the groups. (more…)
Top countries such as Canada, USA, and Sweden have been finalizing their Senior World Team selections over the past few weeks. On March 3-4, 2018, many eyes will be watching the results of the Finnish National Championships closely to see which two teams will qualify to compete in Stockholm next month, in what is expected to be a very tight race.
Jura Synchro reports that the winner of the National Championships will be Team Finland 1, while Team Finland 2 will be the team that has the highest total score from the season (besides Team Finland 1).