puts Manzano up against world's best
Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Manzano has been invited to two of the six events on the
2004 Grand Prix circuit, the premier series of competitions
in international ice skating.
the opening event of the series Skate America in Reading,
Pennsylvania, from October 22-26, the Australian champion
will be competing against 2003 Grand Prix Champion Sasha
Cohen of the United States and multiple world champion
Michelle Kwan, also of the United States.
world junior champion and number four at the 2004 world
championships, Japanese skater Miko Ando, will also be
in the 12-woman field.
the NHK Trophy, to be held in Asahikawa from November
26-30, Ando will again be in line-up , this time alongside
team-mate and reigning world champion Shizuka Arakawa.
invitations give Manzano an invaluable opportunity to
gain experience at the highest level, and test herself
against the world’s best skaters.