Ice Dancers make it a full house before career best Worlds for McKay - Worlds day 3 review

Natasha McKay ensured the third day of the World Figure Skating Championships was just as successful as the first two for the GB squad as she executed a superb Free Skate to end with a career best World Championships performance. This came after the two British Ice Dance couples had earlier in the day made these Championships the most successful for Great Britain in 26 years as they made it into the Free Dance.


When Sasha Fear/George Waddell and Lilah Fear/Lewis Gibson qualified for tomorrow's Free Dance they ensured that Montpellier will long be remembered as the place that Great Britain qualified for the Free Skate in each of the men's, women's, pairs and Ice Dance at a World Championships for the first time since 1996.


Fear and Waddell qualified in 18th with a score of 66.69 before Fear and Gibson were awarded 78.89, good enough for 7th. They both return tomorrow to skate in the final event of the Championships, the Ice Dance Free Dance. The entire final day, including the Men's Free Skate, will be broadcast live on the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport App.


McKay added to the list of accolades she has earned over the season, that included her Olympic debut, with a routine that would give her a career best World Championship performance. Skating this evening, she led the way as the first on the ice in the Women's Free Skate. Her score of 103.56 moved her up one place to 23rd with a final score of 159.27 and the best World Championships score she has ever achieved.

For a full breakdown of all the scores click here. You can watch Natasha McKay's performance again on the BBC iPlayer here.