Day 5 Review
Figure skater Graham Newberry was only looking at the positives after a huge personal best saw him narrowly miss out on a medal on the final day of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF) in Braşov, Romania.
Newberry put together a near-flawless free programme that scored 101.64 points, a personal best by more than seven points.
Newberry sat in bronze medal position until Frenchman Adrien Tesson, the penultimate skater of the competition, relegated him to fourth.
“I did not come here expecting to win a medal so I cannot be too disappointed,” he said.”Of course when I saw the French guy’s score come up on the board after me it was disappointing but it’s OK. I skated really well, got a massive new personal best and apart from one slip on a triple jump it was a pretty great programme for me. I'm delighted with the experience I have had out here, it’s been great and I have learned a lot about not getting nervous because this is the biggest competition I have ever entered. I can go back home now and focus on the positives during the off-season to improve for my next chance.”
Team GB Medallists and PBs
Kathryn Thomson - Silver Medal - Short Track Speed Skating - 500m
Jack Burrows - PB - Short Track Speed Skating - 500m
Mari Deland - PB - Short Track Speed Skating - 500m
Charlie Raposo - PB - Alpine Skiing - Giant Slalom
Graham Newberry - PB - Figure Skating