BUDAPEST – Les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., and NEXXICE from Burlington, Ont., placed fifth and seventh Saturday (April 9) at the ISU Synchronized Skating World Championships.
NEXXICE were the defending world champions and silver medallist at the three worlds before that. They dropped from sixth after the short and finished with 196.06 out of 26 entries.
The NEXXICE skaters were Shannon Aikman-Jones, Cassandra Ablack, Ellicia Beaudoin, Kelly Britten, Sarah Burns, Anna Cappuccitti, Lee Chandler, Alessia Chiovitti, Samantha Defino, Courtney Gray, Celina Hevesi, Renata Khuzina, Victoria Kwan, Lauren Malott, Courtney McNaughton, Lisa Miadovnik, Rachel Ng, Kiersten Tietz, Jillian Tyler and Lauren Varley.
Russia won the gold medal with 212.69 points followed by Finland for the silver at 207.84 and the U.S. third at 206.95.
Les Suprêmes improved on sixth place finishes at the previous three worlds earning 201.07. They were also fifth after the short program on Friday.
Skating for the Suprêmes were Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Lou-Ann Bezeau-Tremblay, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laurie Désilets, Mélodie Doré, Sara Gilbert, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, An-Kim Nguyen, Minh-Thu Tina Nguyen, Laura Olivia Sena, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli, Helene Stojanovski and Yasuko Uchida.