Frank keeps 18th spot in Finland


YOUNG Sofia Frank remained in 18th place among 26th participants after the free skate program at the close on Monday of the Finlandia Trophy at the Espoo Metro Arena in Finland.

But the 16-year-old Sofia still maintained her breakthrough performance as the highest Filipino scorer in the short program with 53.30, free skate with 94.79 and total of 148.09, according to the Philippine Skating Union (PSU) president Nikki Cheng.

“It’s the same 18th [ranking] but again she broke three records—short program, free skate and highest combined score for a female Philippine skater,” Sofia’s mother Preciosa Tongko-Frank said.

Russians, as expected, dominated the free skate and overall performance with their 1-2-3 finish in the short program on Sunday with Kamila Valieva bagging the gold medal with 249.24, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva clinching silver with 233.30 and Alena Kostornaia taking bronze with 218.83.

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