Kemp and King see out European Figure Skating Championships

19 January 2014 / 13:38

Stacey Kemp and David King concluded the European Figure Skating Championships by finishing 13th in the pairs’ free skating event in Budapest, Hungary.

The eight-time British champions, who were second out on the ice on Sunday, after compatriots Amani Fancy and Christopher Boyadji, registered a total segment score of 87.00 for their free skating routine.

With their short program routine having earlier given them a score of 43.98, it gave them a combined score of 130.98, enough for 13th place.

Kemp and King, who qualified for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi back in September, beat their fellow Brits Fancy and Boyadji by two places.

Russia filled the podium for the event, with 2014 national champions Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov clinching victory.

And they were followed in by 2013 world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov in second, with Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov settling for third.

Earlier in the week there was success for GB skaters in Budapest, as Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland finished third in their short dance event on Thursday.

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