Berlin, 25th April 2005 - Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) had to face a very strong competition at the sixth World Championships in Sweden. Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) was able to defend its 5th position of the preceding year and remains the fourth best ice-skating nation in front of Canada.
The days of competition were very exciting in Göteburg. Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) arrived in Sweden with aims that were quite highly set as the team had to compete against the international top-class teams in synchronised ice-skating. On the first day of competition, right after the short section programme, Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) achieved only rank 6 behind the Canadian team. The German team, however, was skating perfectly during its short programme ”The Fiddler on the Roof”, but the team was not able to convince the jury entirely. The scoring difference compared to the scores of the teams CAN 1 and USA 1 were only about 1.5 to 3 points. The team was quite disappointed but there was a strong motivation to improve for the free-skating section the next day. And the team performed brilliantly, so that it could beat the Canadian team with the programme ”Phantom of the Opera” and achieved rank 5 very closely behind the first US team. All in all, Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) did well, as they could defend the ranking of the previous year. The team, however, was not able to improve significantly. In 2006, Germany will again send two teams to the next World Championships in Prague.
Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) is proud of its achievement and performance. It is quite difficult to perform that well with a relatively young team with several new skaters, so we are looking forward to the forth-coming season! Team Berlin 1 (Germany 1) has proven that it is a top-class synchronised ice-skating team!
Regarding the other participating teams it is to say that the Swedish Team Surprise is the new World Champion 2005 with its coach Andrea Dohany. So the team won at home in Göteburg! Another surprise was that the favourite, team Finland 1, came third, just behind Finland 2, which presented an outstanding programme.
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