Austria has new Champs
The Austrian Championships 2020 went down in Klagenfurt this past weekend (December 11th - 14th). We saw many great performances in every category.
The most mesmerizing performance was definitely by our dream team Miriam Ziegler & Severin Kiefer, who skated two great performances in front of the home crowd. A big surprise was their Olympic Short Program to "Sunshine on Leith" by The Proclaimers, bringing a lot of great spirit to the rink.
Big win for Maurizio Zandron in the Senior Men devision. He skated two strong programs and will represent Austria at the European Figure Skating Championships in Graz.
The showdown of the Senior Ladies was probably the most spectacular: With Sophia Schaller leading with 56,72 points after the short, Olga Mikutina on second with 56,67 points and Stefanie Pesendorfer following them with 56,43 points we were down to a nerve-wrecking final. In the end Olga Mikutina proved her skills to the Austrian crowd earning a whopping 171,65 points, followed by Sophia Schaller who earned a new personal best of 165,24. This result means that Olga Mikutina will be representing Austria at #EuroFigure in #Graz2020.
Apart from that we had awesome performances by our Synchronized Skating Teams, with Sweet Mozart taking the lead in the Senior devision earning their personal best score of 108,09 points. Watch out for these beautiful ladies who will be part of the Opening Ceremony and the Gala Show at the European Championships in Graz, Austria.
Austrian National Championships 2020: all results
All photos: (c) GEPA pictures / Daniel Götzhaber