As their coach Maria Borovikova predicted Russias’s Eva ZAPOROZHSKYA / Alexander BALYKOV skated off with the gold medal in the Basic Novice B category. Anna BOGOMOLOVA / Ivan DESYATOV took the silver and the ukrainain couple Sofiya LIZOGUB / Danylo YEFREMENKO vaulted from fourth place to take the bronze.
The Russian couple totaled 53,28 points and overtook Anna BOGOMOLOVA / Ivan DESYATOV (44,26) to earn the gold. The young russian couples put out a strong routine and impressed the crowd by difficult elements and smooth footwork. Sofiya LIZOGUB / Danylo YEFREMENKO of the Ukraine totaled 35,02 points
The first german team Anne-Marie WOLF / Kieren WAGNER came in 4th and missed a place on the podium with only 0,71 points.
World bronze medalist Tanja Szewczenko, visited her old trainingsbase in Dortmund to watch the competition with her boyfriend and skater Norman Jeschke and daughter Valentina. „The little kids competing her in Dortmund are very cute and very professional. You can see some new talents here and it`s much much better to watch a high-leveld competition like this, than watching shows like „the Supertalent“ in tv. Probably we see some tomorrow’s world champion s.“ Tanja said. Norman added „Especially the russian pairs convince with a very advanced level in their performances. It`s amazing, that these young kids performing like this.“
Please enjoy the Free Dance of Eva ZAPOROZHSKYA / Alexander BALYKOV
Result Basic Novice After Free Dance
Daria SHIROKHOVA / Egor POZDNIAKOV of Russia danced to the gold medal. Ukraine’s Daria POPOVA / Georgiy YAGUDAYEV claimed the silver and the bronze went to Peggy BEECK / Leon WAGNER of Germany.
Daria SHIROKHOVA / Egor POZDNIAKOV delivered a strong performance and picked up strong 57.01 points. Daria POPOVA / Georgiy YAGUDAYEV totaled 41,41 points and the Germans scored 16,43 points for the Free Dance and remained third at 26.13 points overall.
Please enjoy the Free Dance of gold medal winner Daria SHIROKHOVA / Egor POZDNIAKOV
Two german couples at the podium
Alisa RAIKOVSKAIA / Daniil ZVORYKIN ( 67.76) of Russia danced to victory in the basic junior competition on Sunday at NRW Trophy. Germany’s Flora MUEHLMEYER / Tim OBERLAENDER ( 54.36) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to their teammates Tabea ABENDROTH / Danny WUTTKE ( 52.21).