ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition, Oberstdorf

Team GB competitor Carol Taverner
Team GB competitor Carol Taverner

Veteran IW ice skater Carol Taverner formed part of the British team competing at the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany, on 15 to 18 May. The event is the de facto world championships for adult skaters.

In her free program in the Silver Ladies III event, Carol scored 22.58 for 11th place. An error in her spin element cost her a higher placing. In the Silver Ladies III artistic event, however, she performed with more confidence to achieve a creditable fifth place with 13.25 points.

The competition attracted 330 entrants from 23 countries to the picturesque Bavarian village, which has Olympic-class facilities. Team GB, numbering more than 50 competitors, finished top of the medals table with 6 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.

“Carol is a very competitive member of our club and always holds her own at adult events. This is her biggest achievement to date,” said Ryde head coach Terri Smith.

“Carol is a great role model to the other adults of our club, showing figure skating isn’t just for children.”


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