Kemp and King secure Great Britain a pairs spot for Sochi

02 October 2013 / 13:19

British figure skaters Stacey Kemp and David King did exactly what they had to in Oberstdorf as they moved a step closer to qualifying for next year’s Winter Olympics.

The duo found themselves competing in the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany with their eyes very much on Sochi as they bid to earn Great Britain one of the four remaining qualification spots.

To do this Kemp and King needed to finish in the top four of the non-qualified nations in Germany and got off to the perfect start as they sat seventh after day one, the best non-qualified pair with a score of 51.33 following their short program.

And returning to the ice 24 hours later the duo were in no mood to relinquish this standing and scored 94.97 in the free skate to finish seventh overall.

World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia claimed victory with a score of 231.96 but Kemp and King had done what was needed as they were the top-placed non-qualified pair, earned Great Britain a pairs spot at Sochi.

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