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The NRW TROPHY Single and Pair Skating 2016 is over! We enjoyed the programs of all competitors, from novice up to senior category, whishing them the very best of luck for this season and their future.
We hope all of you had a great stay at Dortmund and we say thank you for all your efforts which helped us to make this an event to remember – our competitors with great performances, the judges, technical controller, specialists, our photographers, the team behind the livestream, the guy from the music desk and the announcer marking a competition in a well-balanced manner and last but not least our volunteers helping the organizing committee to bring into line the NRW Trophy Dortmund Single and Pair Skating 2016.
The competition at NRW Trophy concluded Sunday with the Men’s Free Skating. Alexander Majorov of Sweden skated to the gold medal in the Men`s event at NRW Trophy and Germany’s Paul FENTZ claimed the silver medal.
Alexander MAJOROV touched the ice at his opening quadruple toeloop and struggeled on his triple Axel but fighted until the end to hold his first place. his powerful free skating included beautiful level four spins. He scored 145.41 points which were added up to 228,84 points overall. Paul FENTZ was on fire in his free skating to music by Pink Floyd. He opened his free skating very powerful and completed a triple Axel and finally the quadruple toeloop, but lost a bit of his power in the middle of his routine. He struggled on his triple Axel, but he really starts to fight and tried the Axel again in the end of his program. His routine included three level four spins and he remained second with 199,77 points. After a a long time with injuries Romain Ponsart of France put out the second best free skating and moved up from seventh to third. He told us, that he worked a lot on the jumps in the last time, hwhen he started practicing again and will now work on the spins and the performance as well. Peter Liebers came in fourth (195.50 points) and Valtter VIRTANEN finished fifth (180.79 points)
Enjoy the quick quotes of the medalists:
Nicole SCHOTT of Germany defended her first place after the Short Program in the ladies event at NRW Trophy 2016. Loena HENDRICKX (BEL) and Germany’s Nathalie WEINZIERL moved up from fourth to take the bronze.
Nicole SCHOTT put out a breathtakingly beautiful and technical ambitious free skating with amazing level four spins to score 110.10 points. She collected 167,70 points overall. Loena HENDRICKX remained second with 160,08 points. Nathalie WEINZIERL was rewarded with the third place in the free skating judgement and moved up from fourth to third at 157,11 points. Giada Russo showed beautiful gestures and facial expressions but slipped from third to fourth with 151.97 points.
Our German participants Nicole and Nathalie are now looking forward to the German Championchips in two weeks and are glad about their good results at NRW Trophy, because the results count for the qualification to the European Championships:
All the best to Suisse’s Déborah PISA, who got injured during the warm-up time. We hope you will get well soon!
The conclusion day of NRW Trophy is about to start. We are looking forward to the Senior Ladies and Men event. Enjoy the livestream – commented by Alexander Betke and Tim Dieck – or the live score details.
Unfortunately our photographers are ill, so no photos today. 🙁 Petra and Martin, we hope you get well soon. If anybody at the ice rink wants to share photos with us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on facebook.
Quick Quote Talisa THOMALLA / Robert KUNKEL (GER) who took the gold in the Junior Pairs category at 121,25 points.
Alexander MAJOROV of Sweden skated to the lead in Men’s Short Program. Germany`s Paul FENTZ and Peter LIEBERS are following in second and third.
Alexander MAJOROV put out a strong short program and collected 83.43 points. “I am pretty satisfied with the short program today. I did all of the elements. I am not sure about the spins, if it was level four, but I hope so. I am really satisfied with the total skating and I think I earned higher scores than I did have before in the Olympic games. I think I break my own record today, it’s really fun. I am really looking forward to skate tomorrow for free program,” Alexander MAJOROV commented.
Quick quote Alexander Majorov:
Skating to “Wonderwall”, Paul Fentz earned 68.80 points
“I am finished with the short program, unfortunately the toeloop didn’t work once again. But I can realize the progress and it is getting better and better in competitions and in practice. So maybe the breakthrough will be realized in the free skating tomorrow and I can nail the toeloop. I am satisfied with the points and the place, a second place is always good. A first one is better, but that was not enough today. I hope all of you will watch the livestream of NRW Trophy tomorrow, see you!” Paul Fentz stated.
Quick quote Paul Fentz:
Peter LIEBERS earned 62.12 points for his short program after a long break due to an operation. Valtter VIRTANEN (FIN) came fourth at 61.35points and Jan KURNIK (CZE) placed fifth with 58.08 points. Currently ranked 7th Romain PONSART (FRA) stated: „I am not satisfied, but I come back from an injury and started practice one month ago. As well I changed my coach. That’s why I am working step by step. I missed the triple lutz and made some mistakes in the spins. Nothing was really bad, but these are details to work on and I am looking forward to improve.”
To the delight of the NRW crowd Nicole SCHOTT of Germany skated to the lead in the Senior Ladies Short Program peforming a tango from the musical ‚Chicago‘. Loena HENDRICKX (BEL) came in second and Italy’s Giada RUSSO finished third.
Nicole Schott is one of our most loyal participants. Nearly ever year she is coming to Dortmund for NRW Trophy. „I am really happy with my performance. The jumps worked really well. One spin was not that great, but it has to be perfect in the right moment,“ the 20-years old lady commented. Good luck for the free skating to all ladies!
Quick quote Nicole Schott:
Current standing in the ladies event at NRW Trophy 2016 after short program:
1. Nicole SCHOTT GER 57.60
2. Loena HENDRICKX BEL 53.48
3. Giada RUSSO ITA 51.9
The Senior Men short program will be commented by ice dancer Tim Dieck and former single skater Alexander Betke.
Enjoy the livestream!
The photos of the second and third day of NRW Trophy 2016 are uploaded. They are all taken by our lovely photographers Petra and Martin Kaczmarek. We think they do a great job and want to thank them for the efforts. Thanks a lot, guys!!
Overnight leader Alexandrina DEGTIAREVA of Russia claimed the gold medal in the Junior Ladies event Friday at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund followed by Lea DASTICH of Germany and the italian lady Elisabetta LECCARDI.
After her technical ambitious Short Program DEGTIAREVA impressed the crowd with an elegant skate. She nailed a nice double Axel-triple toeloop-double toeloop combo, a triple lutz-double toe combination and a double Axel-triple toe. Furthermore she hit three more triple jumps in the second half of her program. She earned level four for her spins. The young lady picked up 113.52 points and totaled 171.33 points to remain in first place.
Lea DASTICH – the girl with the great smile – reeled off a strong free skating and defended her second place. She completed triple lutz-double toelopp combination, a triple flip-loop-triple Salchow combination and a triple Lutz in the first half of her programm. She continued with three more triple jumps and beautiful level four spins. She scored 104.67 points and accumulated 153.71 points overall. „I am happy with my competition and the second place. The personal best with more than 150 points forthe first time is great and I am glad that I performed both programs flawlessly. The triple-triple combination was great!“ Lea DASTICH commented.
Quick quote Lea Dastich:
Elisabetta LECCARDI was not ill like the expectations were stoked by her music („Je suis malade“) conversly she was on fire performing on the ice. In a very elegant skate she hit a triple flip-triple toeloop combination, a triple toe-double Axel combination, a triple loop and a triple Salchow. Her spins were rewardet with level four and three. She scored 95.17 to move up from 7th to second place with 142.09 points. „I am very happy with my skate. It was the first time I hit the triple flip-triple toe combination, which is great. I feel very good now,“ the 15-year-old young lady commented.
1. Alexandrina DEGTIAREVA RUS 171.33
2. Lea DASTICH GER 153.71
3. Elisabetta LECCARDI ITA142.09
Congratulations to these young ladies!
Congratulations to the young ladies on the podium.
1. Selma IHR SWE 114.70
2. Seungbeen YU KOR 100.01
3. Michelle KONOV GER 91.97
Podium Advanced Novice Boys:
1 Evgeni SEMENENKO RUS 139.11
2 Daniel MRAZEK CZE 111.30
3 Noah BODENSTEIN SUI 105.41
Cngratulations to the young skaters!