A quick competition and a new title for the French Zoulous
Zoulous 2016 /Credits : Mathilde Z. Synchro
National championships took place in Caen from Thursday from 15 to Saturday 17 December 2016. This competition gathered all skating disciplines as figure skating, ice dance, ballet and Senior synchro teams.
In synchronized skating, only one team was involved: Zoulous. So, the competition went quickly. At 8:45 AM, the team had 30 min of official practice (for short and free) and a few minutes later, the event started. This year, Zoulous skate their short program on a « Modern Dracula » music. They earned for this program a score of 46.84 points (TES: 22.24).
Nous sommes bien arrivés à Caen pour les Championnats de France Élites et venons de patiner notre programme court avec détermination ! 💀😈 Score : 46,84 points ! À toute à l'heure pour le programme libre ! ⛸🏍 We are finally at Nationals ! We just skated our short program with determination 😈💀 Score : 46,84 points. See you later for the free program 🏍⛸ #synchro #teamfrance #nationals
A few hours later, Zoulous presented their free program to the public and the judges. It was the very first time that the team competed with this program. On the theme of « Route 66 », the free program was well executed and the team did a total of 86.58 points (TES. 36.05 points). For their two programs, Zoulous earned a total of 133.42 points.
In the evening, Zoulous celebrated their new medal with all the others champions of this competition. This is the 6th national title in a row for this team. Since its creation in 1991, Zoulous have got about 10 national distinctions.
At about 8:30 PM, the traditional champions show closed the competition and the most important event for the Zoulous, the French synchro ambassadors.
Les Championnats de France elites sont terminés ! Nous avons fait découvrir notre programme long sur le thème de Route 66, et avons adoré le patiner ! 🏍💪🏼 Score : 86,58 points ! Prochaine étape --> French Cup !🇫🇷 Nationals are over ! We showed our free program and really enjoyed skating it ! The theme this year is ... Route 66 ! 🏍💪🏼Score : 86,58 points ! Next step --> French cup ! 🇫🇷#teamfrance #nationals #route66