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A new personal best for Phil Harris at the Coupe de Printemps

Two weeks before he flies out to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, current British National Champion Phil Harris has had a great weekend achieving a new personal best at the Coupe de Printemps in Luxembourg.

The annual event took place from 11th to 13th March and saw seven NISA skaters compete from Basic Novice A through to Senior categories.

Phil Harris, the current British National Champion, performed well over the weekend, placing 5th overall and achieving a score of 200.33.

As the most senior skater representing Great Britain, Phil Harris had a mixed weekend but came out on a high with a new personal best. Harris said;

“The event as a whole was a great warm up and confidence boost for the Worlds. I was happy with my season best in the short and I felt for the first time this season it was actually a more complete performance with far fewer mistakes.

“The free was more of a struggle, I had to fight for everything and there were a few mistakes, but I got through it.

“I scored an overall personal and season best of 200.33, finally breaking that 200 point barrier!”

In the Junior Ladies category, Lana Bagen finished in the top ten, placing 6th with a score of 107.94 overall.

Elsewhere in Basic Novice Girls, Great Britain had two skaters in the top ten following the free skate. Chloe Dempsie finished in 5th place with a score of 32.20. Close behind was Cara McCabe finishing in 7th place with a score of 30.40.

Overall it has been a great weekend for the NISA skaters and we would like to give our congratulations to all those who competed in the event.

 Full results from the Coupe de Printemps can be found here.

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships, where Phil Harris will join other skaters from Great Britain including Olympians Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes; takes place from Monday 28th March to Friday 3rd April. You can follow all of the skaters progress in this competition on Twitter: @NISA_iceskating and Facebook: ‘The National Ice Skating Association’


Published: 15th March