Sam McAllister 17th At Volvo Open Cup

Sam McAllister participated at the Volvo Open Cup in Riga, Latvia this week in his third competition of the season.

McAllister began with his short programme where he recorded a season best score of 53.60 points. He included a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination, a triple flip and a double Axel as well as a Level 4 flying sit spin in his routine to put himself in 12th place at the interim stage of the event.

The Ballymoney, Co. Antrim native attempted four triple jumps in his free skating programme and the technical panel graded his change foot combination spin Level 4. He scored 89.18 points to give himself an overall total of 142.78 and 17th place.

“I am pleased with the new season’s best in the short,” McAllister said. “I am looking forward to an even better performance at my next event in a few weeks time.”