Dazzling performance of a nine-year-old | The star

KUALA LUMPUR: Young national figure skater C. Sree Abiraame put on a dazzling performance to finish runner-up in the Cubs B women’s free skating category of the 2021 Narva Cup in Estonia.

The nine-year-old skater amassed 26.55 points to finish second out of 16 skaters, while local skater Arina Voevodina won the title in the seventh edition of the competition on Saturday with 29.10 points.

Arina’s compatriot Elizaveta Martjukova came third with 26.52 points.

A jubilant Sree, who has been training in Latvia since March last year, was delighted with her second place in Estonia and thanked the Malaysians who support her.

“Thank you to all Malaysians for (your) blessings and for supporting me,” she said, with a beaming smile, in a short video shared with the media yesterday.

Sree said she will continue to train hard and try to dance to another success when she takes part in the Thomas Cup in Lithuania on November 11.

Her father B. Chendren expressed his gratitude to all Malaysians for their support for his daughter and hoped they would continue to do so when Sree competes in Lithuania next week.

Having won more than 50 gold medals at various levels, Sree entered his name in the Asian record books as the youngest to win medals in international figure skating in 2019 and in Malaysia’s record books in as the youngest to win “Skate Asia” Figure Skating Competition (Women) in 2017.

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