SEA Games: Perticheto tops women’s ice skating short program

Mark Escarlote on Nov 29, 2019 07:45 PM
SEA Games: Perticheto tops women’s ice skating short program
Filipina skater Alisson Perticheto topped the short program in women's ice skating short program in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Friday.

The Philippines had a promising start in the 30th Southeast Asian Games ice skating after three bets landed at the top three spots in the women’s and men’s short program, Friday at the SM Megamall Ice Skating Rink.

Alisson Perticheto displayed grace on ice as she wowed the judges with her clean routine to top the women’s program with 53.65 points.

“I’m very happy that I landed all my jumps and I skated very well. I’m really thrilled to skate here in the Philippines and with the crowd cheering for me,” said Perticheto. 

Performing last in nine entries, the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games bronze medalist earned 30.87 points on technical elements and 22.78 points on presentation to dislodge Singapore’s Chloe Xuanling Ing from the top spot.

“In 2017 in the short program I’m just second so now, yeah I’m first, but I’m trying to keep myself calm and try to do my best in the free skate,” said Perticheto.

The scores from the short program and free skating will be added to determine the podium finishers. The free skating event is slated on Sunday.

Ing, the silver medalist two years ago, had 53.65 points to take the second spot while Indonesia’s Sevika Refa Zahira had 32.62 points at third.

Meanwhile, debuting Filipino bets Christopher Caluza and Edrian Celestino finished second and third, respectively, in men’s short program.

Caluza scored 62.37 points behind top placer Julian Zhi Jie Yee of Malaysia. Yee earned 63.35 points.

Celestino had 61.52 points.

Dropping out of the top three was Filipina skater Cirina Gillet with just 20.93 points.

Rounding up the women’s ranking were Thita Lamsan of Thailand (27.30), Indonesia’s Tasya Putri (26.34), Thai Teekhree Silpa-Archa (26.18) and Malaysians Aina Sorfina Mohd Aminudin (25.66) and Sze Chyi Chew (22.78).

Finishing fourth in men’s short program was Micah Kai Lynette of Thailand (60.77) followed by Singapore’s Pagiel Yie Ken (52.06) and Indonesians Muhammad Dwi Rizqy Apolianto (38.78) and Calvin Pratama (31.04). 

 

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