Needing a score of 141.88 to automatically secure her ticket to the Olympic Qualifying tournament, Chantelle was faced with the huge task of bettering her personal best by nearly 14 points.
Skating to music from the TV show Once Upon a Time, Chantelle produced a mature performance, indicative of the refined skater she is becoming, but she fell agonisingly short of the points she needed, finishing with 137.56.
“To be honest, I didn’t have the performance I was hoping for,” the 17-year-old skater said. “But it was still a personal best score so obviously I am still happy with that
“I know I made mistakes in it but seeing as I already got a personal best that just shows me that I have a lot of room to grow and we just have to wait and see what happens now."
Selectors now face the challenge of deciding which athlete to send to Germany for the ladies event. Australian Brooklee Han was unable to compete this week due to illness so a decision must be made as to whether officials send her or Chantelle to try and secure the Olympic quota place. A decision will be made in coming days so it’s business as usual for Chantelle who will get straight back into training, focusing on the upcoming Junior Grand Prix in Poland.