18th Nov, 2017

Phil Harris boosted by new personal best at Nebelhorn Trophy

Steve Carpenter 30th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CURRENT British National Champion ice skater Phil Harris achieved a new personal best score while on international duty at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany.

The 25-year-old took part in his first international competition of the season over the weekend along with skaters from over 20 countries across the world to compete in senior men, ladies, pairs and dance events.

Organised by the Deutsche Eislauf-Union, the Nebelhorn Trophy is an annual event and is one of the oldest international figure skating competitions, which holds it in such high regard in the figure skating calendar.

Harris, from Coventry,

performed a strong Triple Axel Jump during Thursday’s Short Program and achieved a score of 65.76, beating his current personal best of 65.16.

The competition concluded with the Free Skating program and Phil finished the international competition with a total score of 172.62, which earned him tenth place overall.

“It’s a huge boost to achieve a new personal best at my first international competition of the new season,” said Phil.

“It’s great to be back competing and I really enjoyed my time at the Nebelhorn Trophy.

“I got some really positive comments and will use the experience towards training for my next international in October at the Ice Challenge in Austria.”

Harris is next in action in the Ice Challenge in October where he will skate alongside fellow senior skaters, Graham Newberry and dance pair Carter & Richard.

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