Ivo Gatovki and the ice dance team Slaviana Tsenova / Egor Zaitsev showed good shape few days only before the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia. They took part at “Victoria Prize”, 3rd round of the National Championships in the Winter Sports Hall.
Ivo Gatovski was again the best one at senior level and won the title. He collected 139.45 total score, that is much better than his 120.81 less a month ago when he earned the qualification for the Junior Worlds. Gatovski struggled with ankle injury, but now he feels much better and it was obvious in his steady Free skating with five triple jumps. He did two of them very cleanly.
The young ice dance team Slaviana Tsenova and Egor Zaitsev were the lone couple on the ice in the category. They were more stable and confident after Egor’s comeback mid January, following heath problems and after missing two mounts of training.
Anna Afonkina, who will represent Bulgaria at the Junior Worlds, didn’t participate in the last two rounds of the National Championships. But all of them – Afonkina, Gatovski, Tsenova / Zaitsev aime to skate clean Short and if possible reach the final.