Eva Borsuk and Ustyna Borsuk as a part of the team “Image” became prize winners at the East of USA championship from the synchronized skating.
17-years-old Eva Borsuk became a prize winner of the championship and her 12-years-old sister as a part of the junior team won a “bronze”. Ukrainian sportsmen live in New-York, where they train synchronized skating. Now they will participate in the national championship of the USA, which takes place in Plimef city (Michigan) on February 28 till March 2.
Synchronized skating – is one of the winter sports, which is gaining more and more popularity nowadays. In 1976 the first synchronized skating tournament took place in the USA. Synchronized skating is not an Olympic sport, but major world universities (Cornell, Princeton) have their own teams. In synchronized skating, there are 16 people who should do as much as possible figure skating elements altogether. The performance is assessed by the juries. The world championships have been held since 2000. The current champion is the Finns Marygold IceUnity.
In Ukraine, the synchronized skating is the most popular in Kharkiv, where the team “Interstellar” was found. Eva Borsuk and Ustyna Borsuk were training in the team “Interstellar” in 2017.
“We are keeping in touch with Ukraine and we are very pleased to represent Ukraine’s figure skating team. We wish this kind of sport gained more popularity in our motherland as well. Our skaters are very talented and hard-working, but now in Ukraine, there is only one team “Interstellar” of Kharkiv, which achieved great results, but still is supported only by the couch Yulia Biletska and the enthusiasm of our skaters and their parents”, - the sisters said.
Interestingly, the skates, in which ЕРУ girls skate on ice, are made in Kyiv. More precisely, the blades for them are made in Kyiv by coach Dmytro Shkydchenko, whom skaters simply call: master.