Skate stars shine in NZ

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Madison Bright, Andrew Beattie and Cristin Edwards shone in New Zealand.
Camera IconMadison Bright, Andrew Beattie and Cristin Edwards shone in New Zealand. Credit: Justin Fris

Elite South West skaters Madison Bright, Andrew Beattie and Cristin Edwards have returned home after a fine performance at the 2018 Artistic Oceania championships in Rotorua, New Zealand.

The trio, who went through rigorous competition at the national championships to secure selection, shone against quality opposition from New Zealand, England and Japan.

Beattie received first place in both youth men’s solo dance and youth men’s figures, while Bright claimed first in youth women’s solo dance.

It was also a solid performance from Edwards, who finished sixth in the cadet solo dance division.

Coach Susan Brooks was immensely proud of all three young skaters – while also being quick to mention the success of some more experienced competitors.

“We also had two masters skaters – Anne Edwards and Martin Bright – who won gold,” she said.

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