Despite Olivia Smart and Tim Dick’s victory at the Spanish Ice Dancing Championships, they failed to qualify for the World and European Championships.
After the national tournament, Smart and Dick were ranked first in the discipline. However, the Spanish Figure Skating Federation decided to send Sofia Wahl and Asaf Kazimov, who won the second place, to the World and European Championships.
The selection criterion was the best technical score expressed in the sum of element scores (TES) at the three tournaments of the season. Wahl and Kazimov ended up with a 304.62 TES score, while Smart and Dick had a 300.17 score.
This season, Smart and Dick placed sixth at the U.S. Grand Prix and eighth at the French Grand Prix. Wahl and Kazimov, under coaches Sara Hurtado, Kirill Khalyavin and Ksenia Monko, were sixth at the Budapest Trophy.
The European Championships are scheduled for Jan. 8-14 in Lithuania, and the World Championships will be held March 18-24 in Canada.
Women: Madeline Schizas Men: Wesley Chiu Roman Sadovsky Pairs: Laurin/Ethier Pereira/Michaud Stellato-Dudek/Deschamps Ice dance: Fournier Beaudry/Soerensen Gilles/Poirier Lajoie/Lagha source