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Brits make incredible performance at International Adult Figure Skating Competition

The British Adult Team made one of their best performances yet at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition 2017.

The team recently returned from Germany, where the International Figure Skating Competition was held in pretty Oberstdorf from the 22nd of May to the 27th,       

It was the 13th year the ISU event ran, with even more skaters from across the world turning out to put their best foot forward in the competition. 

It was the British team's 8th performance at the event. This year they joined a whopping 560 competitors from 36 different nations. 

      

The competition, which kicked off on Monday and ran through to the following Saturday, saw UK skaters take part in long days of competition running from 9am -11pm. 

The event was made up of five different age classes, with British skaters participating across the board in almost all of them. 

GBR put on one of their best performances so far, with the final medal tally coming in at 31, just one less than Germany who took top spot on the leader board. 

An unoffical representation of the competition's medal table 

British Adult Skater David Arnold said: "We are absolutely delighted with the result in Oberstdorf. The British Team tried their very best on the ice and it really paid off. 

"The support was also absolutely fabulous, every nation cheers on every competitor. It's a wonderful feeling to be clapped and cheered on by the spectators - no matter what country you're from. 

"It's also always great to see familiar faces and catch up with other competitors and officials all over the world, who have become friends over the years. 

“There are big improvements in the level of skating at international competitions like this one every year, and there is no doubt that adult skating is growing rapidly.

"We want to give a big thanks to all of the volunteers and world-class judges who make this event spectacular ever year. Without them it wouldn't be possible." 

   

Despite the bar being raised higher every year, our team still had an amazingly successful competition. Big congratulations to the British Team, who continue to represent the sport and NISA brilliantly at international events. 

To watch the them in action, click on this video link. 

To see full results click here.