Hocke/Kunkel opened their Rock’n’Roll themed program with a triple twist, but then Hocke fell on the side by side triple Salchow. The German Champions recovered to nail a throw triple flip and picked up a level four for all elements to score 63.59 points.
“This is a great first Grand Prix for both of us,” Pereira told the press. “This time last year I was watching the Skate America pairs event to learn the pair rules, so to be here is pretty cool. We are proud of ourselves. (Being in a medal position is) very exciting.
“It was something on our minds coming in this competition, but we wanted to go out and skate like we do in practiceand we did that. Now we are excited for tomorrow.”
Liu/Nagy’s performance to “Dive” by Ed Sheeran featured a triple twist, throw triple Salchow and a somewhat shaky side by side triple Salchow. The brand new team that skates together for less than a year achieved a new personal best of 61.23 points.
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The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series started in 1995 (previously known a s the ISU Champions Series) and consists of six invitational international senior events and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. The top six of the past World Championships are seeded. Competitors collect points in their events towards the qualification for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Only the top six Skaters / Couples in each discipline qualify for the Final.