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Home gold at Britannia Figure Cup

Eleven gold medals were handed out at the inaugural Britannia Figure Cup, with each one going to a British skater. In its very first year the international competition saw two current British Champions take to the ice in two of the eleven categories.

Graham Newberry, who won his third British title on the very same ice in December, topped the podium in the Senior Men’s with a score of 211.07.

Nina Povey eclipsed the rest of the field to pick up gold in the Senior Women. Rebecca Gillespie and Emily Hayward came in second and third respectively.

Lydia Smart and Harry Mattick were the only entry in the Senior Pairs, they were awarded a total score of 119.92.

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson scored 196.54 with their new program to win the Senior Ice Dance. They beat the French couple of Natacha Lagouge/Arnaud Caffa, with Australia’s Holly Harris/Jason Chan finishing third.

In the Junior categories Freddie Leggott came first in the Men’s, Arabella Sear-Watkins scored 114.88 to win the Junior Women’s, Alana Pang picked up silver beating Adela Vallova by 0.88.

Phebe Bekker and James Hernandez, who are skating at the Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava this week, won Ice Dance gold. They head to the Czech Republic in fine form after scoring 141.46 in Sheffield.

In the Advanced Novice categories Mimi Marler Davies and Joseph Black earned a score of 79.26 in the Ice Dance. Daria Dalgich topped the Girls category with Lloyd Thomson finishing ahead of Edward Solovyov in the Boys.


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