Ice-skating Appleby brothers win bronze medals at British Championships

Elliot (centre left) and Edward (centre right) Appleby, with their ice professionals John Wicker and

Elliot (centre left) and Edward (centre right) Appleby, with their ice professionals John Wicker and Jane Faux. Picture: LINDA APPLEBY - Credit: Archant

Two talented young Essex ice-skating brothers won bronze medals at the National Ice Skating Association’s 2017 British Championships, held in Sheffield.

Wivenhoe-based Elliot Appleby, who is a sports ambassador for Chelmsford City Council, and trains with ice professionals John Wicker and Jane Faux in Chelmsford, was lying in second place after the Advanced Novice Men short programme event and placed third in the free programme event, taking a bronze medal overall.

Meanwhile, his younger brother Edward, 12, took part in his first British Championships at junior level.

He claimed a new PB in the Short Programme event, resulting in a solid third placing, more than 12 points clear of the fourth placed skater.

In the free programme the following day he placed third, advancing his lead on the fourth placed skater and securing a bronze medal.


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