The skaters of MKS AXEL Toruń – Natalia Kaliszek and Maksym Spodyriev, won the gold medal in front of their own audience in the Mentor Toruń Cup 2020 competition.
After the Rhythm Dance, Torunians took second place with little loss to the leading pair Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu from China. However, they more than made up for it in Free Dance. They won with advantage of 3.12 points, earning a total score of 188.31 points. The third place went to Tina Garabedian / Simon Proulx Senecal from Armenia (173.93 points).
It was the last test for Natalia and Maksym before the European Championships, which start on January 20th in Graz, Austria.
As always, the culmination point of the Mentor Toruń Cup competition was the skating Gala, at which Natalia and Maksim also performed. The special show was enthusiastically received by the crowds gathered in the TOR-TOR ice rink.
Photo by Magdalena Narloch-Nalaskowska