23rd Jan, 2018

British Champion Phillip Harris records two season best scores in America

Steve Carpenter 7th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CURRENT British Champion Phillip Harris produced two season best scores to finish 22nd overall at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, USA.

Skating as Britain’s only male representative, Harris, who trains at the City’s Skydome Arena, began the competition last Wednesday in a strong Short Programme.

This left the 26-year-old with a season best score of 68.53 and early qualification to the Free Skate which took place on Friday.

Having come away from his Short Programme in high spirits, Harris was then fourth on the ice for the Free Skate. His enjoyment shone through as he gave a tough skate his all, ending his season with yet another ISU season best score of 121.89, which left Harris with an overall score of 190.42.

A competitive men’s category saw reigning World Champion, Javier Fernandez from Spain defend his title once more with an impressive score of 216.41 and 314.93 overall, while Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan finished runner-up and China’s Boyang Jin won bronze.

Harris began skating at the age of 11 after attending a friend’s ice skating birthday party. He is coached by Marina Serova and was the first man to represent Great Britain at the World Championships since 2012.

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