Sofia Frank makes her 4CC debut in 14th place after a short program

Sofia Frank finished the short program of the short program of the 2022 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in 14th place, with a score of 52.74, Friday morning (Manila time) at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia.

The 16-year-old, making her debut in this regional tournament, could have earned a new personal and Filipino best of at least 55 points if not for a demotion in one of her scheduled elements.

Frank intended to open the program with his favorite triple lutz-triple toe loop combo, which has a base value of 10.10, but instead settled for a double toe loop to close out the series of jumps. and get 7.37 for the element – 7.20 on the base value with 0.17 GoE.

Nonetheless, the rest of his technical element scores increased from that of the Finlandia Trophy, highlighted by a well-executed double axel in the second half of the routine. The result is a final technical score of 28.62.

The Filipino upstart also got the small crowd dancing with another excellent rendition of Donna Summers’ Last Dance. The judges were similarly impressed – giving him high marks of 5 on Skating and Transition Skills and 6s on Performance, Composition and Interpretation, for a total of 24.12.

Frank will be looking to end her 4CC debut in style as she takes to the ice on Saturday at 1:32 p.m. (7:32 p.m. PST) for the free skate.

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