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15 September 2014
GB juniors achieve top 10 placements in ISU Grand Prix
Three young skaters representing Team GB at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in the Czech Republic have
come home with placements in the top 10.
Graham Newberry, 16, who competed in the Men’s category, achieved an impressive 7th place after
an intense five days of the competition which was held in Ostrava from 3 to 7 September.
Samantha Wren and Alexey Shchepetov, both 16, have been skating together since 2010 and
achieved 9th place in the Junior Ice Dance event. The duo moved over to represent Great Britain this
summer after formerly skating together in the USA.
Graham said “I’m really pleased with how the competition went. The whole team performed
amazingly, but to have three members placed within the top 10 is a fantastic result. It was a huge
honour to be selected in the first place, and these results have made me even more determined to
qualify again next year and try to keep on improving my results.”
Hilary Selby, performance director for NISA commented “The results just show the levels of hard
work, determination and commitment shown by these talented youngsters. They were competing
amongst some the best skaters in the world, and we are all thrilled that they have been placed within
the top 10.”
For more information visit www.iceskating.org.uk.
Notes to editors:
The National Ice Skating Association (UK) Ltd is the National Governing Body in Great Britain
as recognised by the GB National Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union.
NISA has more than 6,000 members and is responsible for all ice-skating disciplines (Singles,
pairs, Dance, Synchronised and Short Track Speed).
More than 70,000 youngsters complete the NISA accredited Learn to Skate programme
(Skate UK) every year, which is available from the majority of ice rinks across the UK. There
are 10 stages of the programme and courses run for both youngsters and adults.
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