The Free Dance closed the European figure skating championships in Minsk. The gold was taken by Olympic silver medalists, French skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (217.98). Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin from Russia “booked” the second place already after the Short program (206.41). The bronze went to Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri from Italy (199.84).
Tomorrow at 15:00 the Exhibition Gala will take place, where all the strongest skaters of the continent will make a show together.
France pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron
«Each medal for us is a great achievement. We always try to show the maximum.
Our team has done a great job. We have never had two gold medals in one
championship. This is a big honor for the French Federation and the country.
When we go home, we will have a small weekend and then begin the preparation
for the world cup», - said after the show the European champions 2019.
Russian pair Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin
«Actually those are funny questions. We are very glad that firstly we
took bronze, then defended it, then got the silver. For us it is a big
impulse to work further and train harder. One of the main things in Ice
Dance are senses, that is why we try to show that to the audience. When
arriving home, we will check our mistakes in detail and continue our preparation
for the Worlds. We are not planning to rest for a long time», - told Alexandra
Italians Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabri
«We worked hard and our work was finally rewarded. We had to train harder
than other pairs, maybe due to that this season is that successful for
us. After coming home we will take the week of rest and then will check
the judges scores in detail and return to ice», - shared Charlene and Marco.