September 19, 2021 at 08:00 pm
Christopher Caluza made it to 10th place in the 2021 US International Figure Skating Classic in Massachusetts over the weekend.
Caluza came up with a combined score of 175.64, tallying 62.03 from the short program and 113.61 in the free skate event.
Philippine Skating Union president Nikki Cheng is upbeat about Caluza’s feat as this made him ready for another higher-level event.
“Christopher scored 175.64, finished 10/10. But he attained a new season’s best and also reached the minimum technical element scores in order for him to qualify in the 4 Continents Championships in February. It’s one of the championship events of our IF,” said Cheng.
Czech Republic’s Michal Brezina won the gold, collecting 238.65.
Americans Jimmy Ma (233.58) and Eric Sjoberg (221.12) bagged second and third spots, respectively.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based Skye Chua settled for 20th out of 24 competitors in the International Skating Union’s Junior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia over the weekend.
Chua finished with 79.70 points with 49.73 points from free skating and 29.97 from the short program.
Russian skaters came up with a 1-2-3 podium finish with Sofia Akateva (233.08) taking the gold medal.
Anastasia Zinina (206.20) took the silver, while Sofia Samodelkina (202.39) bagged the bronze.
Next up for Filipino skaters is the 2021 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, which will be held from September 22 to 25, in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Two Filipino skaters Sofia Frank and Edrian Paul Celestino are joining. Peter Atencio