Beijing hopefuls Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson take ice dance crown at the 2021 British National Figure Skating Championships

The British ice dancing duo, who finished seventh at the World Figure Skating Championships earlier this year, continue to go from strength-to-strength ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games next February. You can watch them in new Olympic Channel original series 'On Edge'.

By Chloe Merrell
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Great Britain’s Winter Olympic figure skating hopefuls Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson laid down another marker of intent after they took home the national title in ice dance at the 2021 British National Figure Skating Championships on Sunday (5 December).

The duo came out on top in both the rhythm dance and free dance, earning them a total score of 200.84.

Fear and Gibson’s training mates (and Lilah's sister) Sasha Fear and her partner George Waddell finished the competition in second with 176.85 and Eleanor Hirst and Anthony Currie rounded off the podium in third with a score of 129.79.

In finishing seventh in ice dance at the World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden back in March the duo, based at the Ice Academy of Montreal, guaranteed Britain one quota place at Beijing 2022. They now await formal selection by Team GB for the Games in China.

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Elsewhere in Sheffield, Graham Newberry won the men’s competition ahead of defending champion Peter-James Hallam and Elliot Thompson who finished second and third respectively.

In the women’s competition Natasha McKay, who finished 23rd at the World Championships earlier this year, clinched her fifth British title while Anastia Vaipan-Law and Luke Digby walked away with the top prize in the pairs competition in just their first season competing together.

To discover more about Fear and Gibson and their road to Beijing be sure to check out the Olympic Channel’s original series ‘On Edge.’

The docu-series follows six teams training together at the Ice Academy of Montreal in Canada for the Winter Olympics.

Episode four comes out on Tuesday (7 December), with episodes one, two, and three available to watch for free with no subscription on, which you can access here.


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