Landing a soaring throw triple lutz, they scored an incredible 60.11 points for a Short Program that will be remembered by a large crowd who stayed to watch Australia’s new super pair.
If the lyrics to Adele’s Skyfall are anything to go by, Harley and Katia have indeed started ‘a thousand miles and poles apart’ and in the coming years will ‘face it all together’.
Coming together from Western Sydney and Moscow, 20-year-old Harley and his Russian 16-year-old partner’s Skyfall is a brilliant musical choice.
Their power-packed short program, which included a split triple twist, side by side triple toes and their first attempt at a throw triple lutz, puts the rest of the world on notice ahead of the 2017 Four Continents Championships in the Olympic venue in PyeongChang next February and the World Championships in Finland the following month.
Defending Champions Matthew Dodds and Paris Stephens were gracious to Katia and Harley, congratulating them on an outstanding performance.
The final free program will be skated tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 9.10pm. If you are in Melbourne, make a date for the O’Brien Group Arena and watch history unfold.