Bracknell Opens, Results

IW figure skaters had an excellent couple of days in Bracknell, collecting 11 medals in what was their first open competition this season.

In her first ever mainland competition Felicity Gingras took bronze in the Dormouse Trophy for skaters of level one or under and aged eight or less.

Nikita Heathfield and Jemma Southwell won silver and bronze respectively in the Lomas Trophy for level one ladies. Jemma was in the medals again in her artistic event, the Cheshire Cat Cup, winning a silver medal against her older sister Zoe, who took bronze.

Maggie Read finished second in the Moonlight Trophy for level three ladies. She added a bronze in the March Hares artistic competition for level three skaters, with Yelena Brown taking silver.

Archie Bicknell performed “Two Ladies” with Gemma Marsh and Isabelle Coeshott winning silver in the Humphreys Trophy artistic event for groups of any age. The competition was very close and they were just beaten by the last competitors to skate.

Other skaters representing the Island at Bracknell opens were Tia Daley, Louisa Wrighton, Leah Hancott, Sabrina Danzig, and Kristy Atter. All skated really well and produced encouraging results. All skaters train with coach Terri Smith at Ryde Arena.

On Friday 9 May the Wightlink-sponsored Wight Diamonds synchronized skating team, who are British Novice champions, will be travelling to Moscow to compete against other European synchronized skating teams. All team members have been working really hard to represent Great Britain. Good luck to all the girls.

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