by Louis Daignault
February 1, 2014, ROUEN, France (ISN) – Les Supremes from St-Leonard, Que., gained a spot in its long program to win the bronze medal Saturday in junior competition at the 10-country French Cup synchronized skating event.
Finland teams were 1-2 with Fintastic first at 171.68 and Mystique second at 167.95. The Supremes followed at 164.60. The Supremes team members were Rebecca Allaire, Kelly Arenas, Patricia Alexandra Batista Ruivo, Alexandra Bernardo, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Marina Dina Dentico, Sara Gilbert, Kathleen Grandchamp, Nadia Lemay, Dana Malowany, Christina Marie Margiotta, Alexia Nadal-Plante, Alessia Polietta, Stefa Saddi, Emily Santella, Adriana Rose Spatan, Sofya Squalli, Ashley Stendel and Tuyet Mai Stephanie Vu.
Les Suprêmes junior placed eighth at this event last season, seventh in 2012, and fourth in 2011. The 2013 Canadian junior silver medallists are coached by Marilyn Langlois and Amélie Brochu.
Leaside Synergy from Toronto took ninth spot. Team members were Alessia Chiovitti, Courtney Hardy, Emily Bird, Haleigh Cowan, Hannah Corbeil, Hannah Coyle-Asbil, Ewan Hilary, Jenna Child, Julia Chiovitti, Lauren Hutchison, Madisson Biel, Mara Spence, Melissa McCrae, Melissa Pulenzas, Rachel Hennick, Rachel Moore, Rebecca Francis, Rebecca Moore and Rebecca Solomon.
This was the first international assignment for Leaside Synergy, coached by Stephanie Klein. Leaside Synergy junior placed fourth at the 2013 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.
In senior competition it was a Finnish medal sweep. The Supremes took seventh place with Élodie Marie Achéron, Audrey Bédard, Karyane Bélisle, Lydia Bergeron, Jessica Bernardo, Lou Ann Bezeau Tremblay, Josyane Cholette, Sara Irma Corona, Alexandra DelVecchio, Laurie Désilets, Maria-Victoria Langon, Sarah Leblond, Sophie-Anne Lemay, Clémence Léa Marduel, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, An-Kim Nguyen, Chloé Perrin, Geneviève Rougeau, Marina Rousseau and Claudia Sforzin.
Les Suprêmes placed fifth at this event last season, fourth in 2012, and won silver in 2011. Representing Québec, they placed sixth at the 2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Les Suprêmes are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.
Full results: http://www.frenchcup.fr/en/event-info/results/2014/