Penny Coomes and Nicklas Buckland won the public at European figure skating champions in Budapest last month with their amazing free dance on Michael Jackson’s music that secured them the bronze medal. Now The Buckland family has chance for another good result as the younger brother Joseph is coming to dance at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia next month.
Joseph and his partner Olivia Smart will participate in the ice dance competition. They have two seventh places at the Junior Gran Prix competitions last fall.
Team GB will be represented also by Graham Newberry in the Junior men competition, National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain and N.I. announced.
Great Great Britain’s Team:
Junior Men: Graham Newberry
Substitutes: Peter Hallam, Charlie Parry-Evans
Junior Ice dance: Olivia Smart/Joseph Buckland
Substitutes: Eleanor Hirst/Jake Fearnley