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Novara 2016: Kick off for the Worlds

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It was the first day of competition in the Pala Igor Arena in Novara with the Figures compulsory competitions and the Inline Short Programme. For both the Ladies and Men Figure categories, the exercises drawn were as follow: Left For Outside Counters, Right Back Out Para Double Three, Left Back Outside Change Loops and Right For Outside Brackets. It was then the turn of the Inline Short Programme for all the categories involved in the Worlds: Tomorrow, the Long Programme will assign the medals. The last panel of the Junior Ladies closed the day.

Junior Ladies Figures

The competition has been divided in two panels: the 27 athletes involved performed in the early afternoon and later in the evening. The defending champion, Giselle Soler from Argentina had to focus hard to keep the Gold medal, in a strict challenge with the Italian Elena Donadelli: only 0.400 points divided the two athletes that performed at a very high technical level. The Bronze medal of the other Argentinian athlete, Camilla Valle, confirmed the trend of the South American school in this discipline that requires high concentration and technical skills.

1 Giselle Soler ARG
2 Elena Donadelli ITA
3 Camila Valle ARG

Junior Men Figures
The first 2016 World Title has been assigned in the afternoon: Deven Jackobson (USA) confirmed the Gold Medal of Cali 2015; The European Champion Tim Jendricke (GER) won the Silver Medal; The Bronze Medal was a challenge between the two Italian athletes, Alessio Gangi and Emanuele Marelli. Gangi, at his first World Championships, was more accurate in the performance and reached the third step of the podium.

1 Deven Jacobson USA
2 Tim Jendricke GER
3 Alessio Gangi ITA

Junior Ladies Inline Short Programme
Russia dominated the Short Programme gaining both the first and third position in the ranking thanks to Anastasia Nosova and Daria Volkova; Second place for Valentina Escobar from Argentina.

1 Anastasia NOSOVA RUS
2 Valentina ESCOBAR ARG
3 Daria VOLKOVA RUS

Junior Men Inline Short Programme
Even though the increasing trend of the inline skaters attending the Worlds, there were only 4 skaters in the Junior Men category. Colin Motley (USA) ruled the competition taking a large advantage over the other skaters. The close score between them will make interesting the Long Programme scheduled on tomorrow.

1 Collin MOTLEY USA
2 Amalraj ABAJIT
3 Ting-YU WAN TPE
4 Bo Yu CHEN

Senior Ladies Inline Short Programme
Thanks to the absence of her long-standing rival Silvia Marangon (ITA), Natalie Motley (USA) had an easy opportunity to ensure her path to the Gold medal and, with a high-level performance, conquered the first stand in the partial ranking. Claudia Pfeiffer (GER) and Serena Giraud (FRA) placed, respectively, in second and third place, while waiting the Long Programme of tomorrow for the final ranking.

1 Natalie MOTLEY USA
2 Claudia PFEIFFER GER
3 Serena GIRAUD FRA

Senior Men Inline Short Programme
Yi-Fan Chen (TPE) confirmed his predominance in the discipline. The fight for the second position saw very close the Argentinian Carlos Urquia, Chun Lee (TPE) and the Host Country athlete Antonio Panfili: that's a pledge of the great show that we will surely have tomorrow in the Long Programme.

1 Yi-Fan CHEN TPE
2 Carlos URQUIA ARG
3 Chun LEE TPE

SEP 30 SCHEDULE
12,30 Senior Ladies FIGURES 1-2 Senior Men FIGURES 1-2-3-4     
16,30 Junior Ladies Inline Long Programme - Live Streaming Coverage
17,15 Junior Men Inline Long Programme - Live Streaming Coverage
17,45 Senior Ladies Inline Long Programme - Live Streaming Coverage
19,00 Senior Men Inline Long Programme - Live Streaming Coverage
20,30 Senior Ladies FIGURES 3-4     
23,15 AWARDS FIGURES & INLINE

It will be possible to follow the competitions on live streaming both on FIRSTv and FIHPTv.

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Photo Credits: Raniero Corbelletti