Bountiful's Holly Cook, in her first competitive performance since placing third in the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships in March, picked up where she left off this week, winning the women's portion of the Skate Electric U.K. International meet.
Cook won both the short and long programs with new routines that she's been preparing ever since the Worlds at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Because she was not comfortable yet with those routines, she bypassed the summer's Goodwill Games in Tacoma, Wash., making this her first major competition since Halifax.Her next scheduled meet is Skate Canada in Lethbridge, Alberta, later this month.
By winning this meet, Cook successfully has made the transition to post-figures competitions. The school figures were considered her strong point and a major reason she took the bronze medal in the 1990 National Championships in Salt Lake City in February and the bronze again in the Worlds, but they were eliminated from international meets after the World Championships, leaving her questioning her future.