The music stops but Olympic ice star Millie just keeps on dancing

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BRINSWORTH figure skater Millie Paterson along with partner Edward Carstairs overcame a technical hitch to bow out of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in fine style in Innsbruck.

The ice dancing pair, who sat in 11th place after Sunday’s short dance, put together an impressive routine to end with an overall score of 71.05 that kept them in 11th.

Halfway through their routine yesterday the music stopped but the pair made light of the issue to complete their routine. And the 14-year-old Clifton School pupil was delighted to finish on a high.

She said: “I’m really pleased with it overall. When the music stopped for a moment you’ve just got to get on with it, you can’t stop and make a big deal of it. I was a bit worried that it wasn’t going to come back on and I was upside down in a lift at the time. The Youth Olympics have been really good, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”

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