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Moray skaters in the medals at Dundee

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FIVE golds and three silvers was the medal haul amassed by Moray Figure Skating Club at their latest event.

Moray Figure Skating Club members
Moray Figure Skating Club members

The club sent a large number of skaters to the Tayside International Trophy in Dundee.

Grabbing their place at the top of the podium were five members at the top of their sections. Charlotte Wright from Lossiemouth was one, taking gold in the intermediate ladies event.

Wright held a lead of more than ten points over rivals from around the country, and the 15-year old was recently selected to represent GB for a major international event in Italy alongside team-mate Ruby Boyd.

Boyd herself hit a fantastic score of over 30 points in the short programme in her first outing in level 9 competition. In the free programme she placed fourth on the technical score, and has gained her entry into the British Championships qualifier in October. Ruby has represented GB in Italy, Latvia and Hungary and is a member of the GB development team.

Both Wright and Boyd are in a long line of club members who have qualified for the British Championships and been selected to represent Britain.

Keeping it in the family was the theme when brothers Zack and Dan Crowley both won gold again after a recent string of first places around the UK. Zack took top spot in his debut in the level 2 event whilst 10-year-old Dan was the winner in the beginner men’s competition.

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The Anderson family from Mosstowie repeated the trick when David won gold in the level 1 men’s event and sister Rachel won her first ever national medal with gold in the beginner ladies B group in a field of 15 skaters.

Also winning their first ever national medals were Lossiemouth’s Kiera Duncan with silver in a field of 14 in beginner ladies D and Buckie’s Emilie Lawson with silver in a field of 15 in beginner ladies C. Another first time national medallist was Elgin’s Lewis McWilliam with silver in the beginner men’s event.

Missing out on medals by the narrowest margins possible were Anna Reid and Abby Macleman who fell just short by 0.01 and 0.02 points respectively, and Shannon Flanagan and Jessica Cameron.

Buckie’s Emma Marandola gave a strong performance with no mistakes and a string of double jumps in the intermediate ladies under 15 years to score a personal best of 33.21.

Good performances were also given by Emily Lawson, Fern Smith, Louise McMann, Chiko Parkinson, Miley Buchan, Ellis Cockburn and Millie Anderson in her national debut.

Visit Moray Figure Skating Club’s website and Facebook for details on coaching.

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