Day four: Gold and silver medals for Italy in small groups at the World Championships


Italy smashed the small groups with the overall victory for Rome Roller Team and with the second place gained by the group called Division and gets the lead of the provisional ranking in solo dance.

SOLO DANCE. Waiting for tomorrow’s free program, after the end of the first competition, Portuguese Maria Beatriz Lopes Sousa got the first place with a good try. Right after her we find Natalia Baldizzone Morales (Spain) and Chiara Giron (Argentina). In Mens category brilliant first place for the Italian Mattia Qualizza followed by the Colombian Brayan Carreno and Francisco Silva from Portugal. Tomorrow on Vendéespace rink at Parc de Beaupuy in Mouilleron-Le-Captif, junior athletes of both categories will gain the scene at 2.20 pm with free programs. Competitions will be followed by the awarding ceremony.

SMALL GROUPS. Also here the Italian team showed all of its power and strength. Roma Roller Team got golden once again after a few years with their “Leonardo Da Vinci” presentation, followed by the group called Division which got on the second step of the podium with “Io ho vinto”. Third place for Cp L’Aldea from Spain with “Tade me”. Romans set up a beautiful show describing and enhancing the eternal and universal artist and “Maestro” Leonardo Da Vinci across the history of its discoveries and machines. Full of drama and emotion the theme chosen by Division: “Today a stranger entering right through me has declared war on my body. I’ve fought, fearless, killing the intruder and i’ve won my battle”. Fairy-tale dresses and atmosphere for the Spanish Group who described how even the restless soul can be tamed by love, perhaps through the power of a hug. 

OPENING CEREMONY. At the end of the competitions the Artistic Skating World Championships opening ceremony took place. World Skate First Vice President Mr. Fernando Claro, Nicolas Belloir president of the Fédération Française de Roller et Skateboard and Florence Beuf, President of the Local Organizing Committee took the floor. All the athletes took part in the parade in a beautiful festive atmosphere.

INFO. Tomorrow competitions will start at 2.20 pm with the first part of Mens free skating and Ladies Solo Dance. Junior Ladies program from 5 pm to 9.40 and then Solo Dance final stage with the best 10 athletes from Ladies and the best 5 from Mens. Day 5 will end up with Solo Dance Junior awarding ceremony. 2018 Artistic Skating World Championships are broadcasted live streaming on World Skate TV. Minute-to-minute updates are available on the official World Skate Facebook Page. Click here for more info.

Credits to Raniero Corbelletti