ISU大獎賽:英國選手Lilah Fear和Lewis Gibson在謝菲爾德獲得銀牌

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ISU大獎賽:英國選手Lilah Fear和Lewis Gibson在謝菲爾德獲得銀牌

在英國首次舉辦的精英大獎賽上,英國冰上舞蹈家Lilah Fear和Lewis Gibson在謝菲爾德奪得了令人欣喜的銀牌。

不過,英國人用Lady Gaga的混合舞曲的動態動作讓全場沸騰。

"23歲的Fear告訴記者:"這是一個我們不會忘記的記憶和經歷。

Fear和Gibson的節奏舞得了85.37分,以略高於1分的優勢落後於意大利人,但當Gibson在周日的自由舞中扭動身體時,任何挽回局面的希望都破滅了。他們兩天的得分是205.56,吉尼亞爾和法布里的得分是213.74。

28歲的吉布森說,在揮舞着聯盟旗和自製的 "Lilah和Lewis "橫幅的主場觀眾面前參賽,已經超出了他們的預期。

"他說:"當然,我希望沒有那個小錯誤......但我們仍然對我們的表現感到非常滿意。

這對組合在本賽季的冰舞比賽中名列前茅,仍然處於獲得下個月大獎賽決賽資格的有利地位,但必須等待剩餘兩場比賽的結果,以發現他們是否是通過的六對組合之一。

  • None GB的Fear & Gibson談夢想中的名人夥伴,成為第一和Torvill & Dean

在謝菲爾德的每一個項目中都有主場之利,娜塔莎-麥凱在女子自由滑中創造了本賽季的最佳成績,獲得第11名,而在男子比賽中,格雷厄姆-紐伯里和愛德華-阿普爾比分列第11和第12位,在雙人比賽中,阿納斯塔西婭-瓦伊潘-勞和盧克-迪比獲得第7名。

大獎賽系列是為世界頂級滑冰運動員舉辦的六站邀請賽。

打敗Fear和Gibson的意大利人很幸運,他們甚至一開始就在謝菲爾德,按照衛星導航找到了他們認為的酒店--結果發現他們在伯明翰,離這裡有將近兩個小時的路程。

這並不是周末唯一的混亂,男子銀牌得主拉脫維亞的Deniss Vasiljevs將金牌掛在脖子上,然後不得不在領獎台上與意大利的Daniel Grassl做了一次羞澀的交換。

但英國滑冰隊將對賽事的進展感到滿意--看台自始至終都擠滿了人--而且在中國因冠狀病毒限制而無法舉辦的情況下,英國這次介入,可能會給人們帶來希望,成為大獎賽賽道上的一個固定站點。

"我想我們都可以說,我們會很高興它成為一個常規的東西,"Fear說。

在謝菲爾德將有更多的花樣滑冰精英,那裡將舉辦2026年歐洲錦標賽,在米蘭冬奧會前幾周提供機會看到歐洲大陸最好的人才。


British ice dancers Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson took a crowd-pleasing silver in Sheffield as the UK hosted an elite Grand Prix for the first time.

The Britons nevertheless brought the packed arena to its feet with a dynamic routine to a Lady Gaga medley.

"It is a memory and experience we won't forget," Fear, 23, told reporters.

Fear and Gibson had scored 85.37 for their rhythm dance to trail the Italians by just over a point, but any hopes of making up ground were extinguished when Gibson stumbled during a twizzle in Sunday's free dance. They scored 205.56 across both days, with Guignard and Fabbri on 213.74.

Gibson, 28, said competing in front of a home crowd, who waved a sea of Union flags and homemade 'Lilah and Lewis' banners, had surpassed their expectations.

"Of course I would like to have not had the little mistake... but we're still super happy with what we did," he said.

The pair came into the event top of this season's ice dance standings and remain in a strong position to qualify for next month's Grand Prix final but must wait on the results of the two remaining events to discover if they are one of the six couples through. • None GB's Fear & Gibson on dream celebrity partners, being number one and Torvill & Dean

There was home interest in every discipline in Sheffield, with Natasha McKay posting a season's best in the women's free skate to finish 11th, while in the men's Graham Newberry and Edward Appleby placed 11th and 12th, and in the pairs Anastasia Vaipan-Law and Luke Digby were seventh.

The Grand Prix series is a six-stop invitational competition for the world's leading skaters.

The Italians who beat Fear and Gibson were lucky to even be in Sheffield in the first place, having followed sat nav to what they thought was their hotel - only to discover they were nearly two hours away in Birmingham.

It was not the only mix-up of the weekend as men's silver medallist Deniss Vasiljevs of Latvia hung the gold medal round his neck, before having to do a sheepish swap with Italy's Daniel Grassl on the podium.

But British Ice Skating will be pleased with how the event went - the stands were packed throughout - and it may give hope the UK could become a regular stop on the Grand Prix circuit after stepping in this time when China could not host because of coronavirus restrictions.

"I think we can both say we'd be thrilled for it to be a regular thing," Fear said.

There will be more elite figure skating in Sheffield, which will host the 2026 European Championships, providing the chance to see the continent's best talent just a few weeks before the Winter Olympics in Milan.

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