leads Manzano after short program of Four Continents
Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Carter is sitting in ninth place after the short program
of the Ladies figure skating at the Four Continents competition
in Hamilton, Ontario. Australian national champion Miriam
Manzano is in 12th place and Sarah-Yvonne Pritula in 14th.
and Manzano made it into the second top group for the
free program, an advantage because they will skate after
the ice resurface. Both women have an excellent opportunity
to make the top ten in the final. Amber
Corwin of the United States leads the field after the
short program from fellow countrywoman Angela Nikodiniv.
who trains at Anthony Liuís Ice Castles complex in Lake
Arrowhead, has made an impressive comeback after injury.
She was only an alternate to this event for the United
States, and was unlucky not to have been leading at this
the ice dance, Australiaís national champions, Natalie
Buck and Trent Nelson Bond, are in 12th place after the
compulsory dance and the free dance, one ahead of team-mates
Danika Bourne and Alexandra Pavlov. The
Canadian pair of Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauson
are leading the competition.