by Louis Daignault
March 8, 2014, NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (ISN) – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., gained one spot in the overall standings with a strong free program Saturday to win the silver medal at the 2014 Junior World Challenge Cup synchronized skating competition.
Finland took the gold medal with 173.77 points, Les Suprêmes, third after Friday’s short program, followed at 170.89 and a second Finnish team was third at 167.63. Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., remained fifth out of 19 entries with 155.37.
The Suprêmes, the Canadian junior champions, took the bronze at this event in 2012. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois and Amélie Brochu.
Les Pirouettes are the 2013 and 2014 Canadian junior bronze medallists and are coached by Nancy Alexander and Stéphanie Savoie.
A total of 19 teams from 14 countries were at the event which determined the top junior team in the world.
Full results: http://events.skating.ch/events1314/JWCC_2014/index.htm