08 Apr 2018

Golding 17th And McAllister 10th At Egna Spring Trophy

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Figure skating national team members Elizabeth Golding and Sam McAllister rounded out their respective seasons this weekend at the Egna Spring Trophy in Egna, Italy.

Golding got off to a great start in the Advanced Novice Ladies event with a new Irish record short programme score of 26.97. Her routine included a double Axel attempt and two Level 3 spins. She stood in 16th place after the first segment of her event.

In the free skating the following day, she began with an attempt at a triple Salchow and a double Axel. She was also awarded Level 3 for two of her spins and her step sequence. She earned a free skating score of 42.11 to give her a total 69.08 for 17th place overall.

McAllister was making his senior international debut in Italy. In the short, he landed a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination and a double Axel. He also attempted a triple flip. He received a score of 50.15 that put him in 9th place going into the free.

The current Irish senior silver medallist landed two triple Lutzes in the free and also attempted a triple flip and a triple Salchow. His flying sit spin was graded Level 4 by the technical panel and he picked up a segment score of 96.43. His combined total of 146.58 meant he finished in 10th place at the end of the competition.