|Sportsgeist| 2016 Nebelhorn Trophy – ladies free skating

In case anyone is wondering why I don’t have photos from the ladies short program: we went hiking on Friday and watched neither the ladies short program nor the free dance.

Jeromie Repond from Switzerland

 

Karoliina Luhtonen from Finland
Brooklee Han from Australia

It was a bit of a negative surprise to see Brooklee Han in the first group. She has already competed at Nebelhorn numerous times and usually she’s been in the top or second group after the short program. Looks like she isn’t in shape, yet, because her jumps were also not there in the long program.

Loena Hendrickx from Belgium

Lorena Hendrickx is the sister of Jorik Hendrickx who competed in the men competition. She’s a very fierce skater with a special facial expression.

Lutricia Bock from Germany

Lutricia Bock fought with her jumps but was a nice change in this field. First of all, she didn’t skate to a ballad or a classical piece of music but to „The Artist“ and secondly, she did have a pretty and colorful dress which made her stand out.

Serafima Shakhanovic has a dark, expressive long program to „The Man With the Harmonica“ which I really liked choreography-wise. Unfortunately, she seems to be one of those former junior skaters who have trouble transferring to the senior level. I hope she’ll get her jumps back because there is something special about her skating.

So Youn Park from Korea

I really liked So Youn Park from Korea. She has such a smooth skating style.

Gabrielle Daleman from Canada

Gabrielle Daleman is another energetic, expressive skater.

Mai Mihara from Japan

Mai Mihara is very young and still looks juniorish but she did have the skate of her life here at Nebelhorn. Her jumps are very powerful and high which sets her apart from other tiny skaters. She was so cute in the kiss & cry when she couldn’t believe how good her marks were.

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva from Russia

Elizateva Tuktamysheva doesn’t seem to be in shape, yet. Her skating looked kind of heavy and she struggled with some of her jumps. Not like 2014/15 where she rocked Nebelhorn Trophy.

podium

 

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