Posts Tagged ‘Susanna Poykio’

2004 Skate Canada: Ladies Highlights

Canada’s Cynthia Phaneuf, who won silver at Skate America last week, became the first woman to win gold at a Skate Canada event since Josee Chouinard won in 1990. Japan’s Yoshie Onda won the silver, while Susanna Pöykiö of Finland cinched the bronze.

Short Program

Despite a bad warm-up, Phaneuf skated a clean short to Songs My Mother Taught Me by Dvorák, which included a triple Lutz-double toeloop combination, followed by…

2004 Skate America: Ladies Highlights

USA’s Angela Nikodinov won her first gold medal in a senior Grand Prix event at her fifth visit to Skate America. Canada’s Cynthia Phaneuf won the silver, while Miko Ando of Japan won the bronze.

Short Program

Skating to Gypsy Soul, Ando landed a triple Lutz-triple loop combination followed by a triple flip and a double Axel to earn 53.64 points for a first place finish after the short.

“I am glad…

2003 Finlandia Trophy: Highlights

Finlandia Trophy is a rather popular fall competition in the friendly city of Helsinki and took place from October 10 to 12. For the first time, it featured all four categories. The pairs discipline is usually left out as Finland doesn’t have a tradition in pair skating. Last year, pairs replaced ice dancing because of a judges’ seminary that was held in Helsinki. This year, the organizers decided to…

Finland’s Poykio Makes Skating History

Susanna Poykio made history in 2001 when she became the first Finnish woman ever to win a medal at an ISU championship when she finished third at the 2001 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. She also finished sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final that season after winning Piruetten in Norway and finishing fourth at the Finlandia Trophy. During the 2001-2002 season, the two-time Finnish junior ladies champion…

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