The first day of the Nordics is now well done and we are happy to have so many talented skaters present in Hørsholm. Especially for the Finnish skaters today has been a great day as they are in the lead in three of the four categories after the Short Programs.
In Junior Women the Finnish skaters are in the 1st to 5th place, as Janna Jyrkinen is leading with 60,57 points. In second place with 52,58 points we have Iida Karhunen and third is Petra Lahti with 50,33 points. Janna Jyrkinen presented a clean program with a high degree of difficulty which was rewarded by the judges with plus in all GOE’s and level 4 in all elements.
The Junior Mens competition is led by Andreas Nordebäck from Sweeden, who also did a smooth and clean, highly difficult program with fast and innovative level-4 spins. Andreas earned 65,83 points and is closely followed by Casper Johansson from Sweeden in second place with 65,71 points. Matias Lindfors, Finland, is in third place with 61,37 point after the Short Program.
Amanda Eskelin, Finland, has taken the lead in Advanced Novice Girls. Amanda seems like a determined young lady who after taken a fall in the first jump – the 3 lutz – carries beautifully on with the rest of the program with no further mistakes. She is rewarded with bonus points in two of her jumps and gets a total score of 39,99. Pernille With, Norway, is in second place with 36,72 point and Kiia Kurkinen, Finland, in third place with 35,17 point.
The Novice Boys competition is led by Matias Heinonen, Finland, with 37,55 point. Matias opened with a fine 2 axel and presented very good speed in his spins. Also from Finland on second place is Anton Erkama with 34,94 point and on third place we have the Norwegian skater Daniil Valanov with 31,06 point.
Two tested positive this morning
Though we have taken good precausions and required two tests before entering the ‘bubble’, unfortunately today one skater and one volunteer tested positive for Covid-19 and had to leave the competition. In both cases they had taken a second PCR-test yesterday, which was not mandatory. And the results came in this morning.