Skate Celje 2013

Posted: 18th November 2013

Miesha Cooke Smith competed at Skate Celje November 2013.

Skating in the International Cubs for girls aged 9 and with 30 skaters in this group, this gave Miesha an opportunity to compare herself against European skaters of the same age, helping her to understand what she needs to work on in order to try and catch them up. Some are "amazing skaters" says Miesha.

She skated a new routine choreographed specially for this competition to music from The Corpse Bride, and achieved a new personal best IJS score. More importantly, she halved the points gap between herself and the winners score compared to previousinternationals she has competed in, showing that she is catching up. Miesha recognises that her skate was not completely clean, so is extremely happy and proud to place 5th.









Her coaches, Boris Uspenski and Inna Uspenska, provide her with help analysing her performance, as Miesha says "I have gone through the judges scores with Boris and know where little mistakes were in the routine and what I need to correct for next time. Both Boris and Inna give me amazing support and I want to say a huge thank you to them for all their hard work too".

Miesha is looking forward to competing internationally again, but is now concentrating on completing her NISA level 7 and 8 tests so that she is ready to move up to Novice next season.

You can watch Miesha's routine here


ISS would like to congratulate Miesha on her great achievement, well done!


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