Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University), who challenged for a second consecutive victory at the International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Four Continents Championships, unfortunately finished fifth in the short program.
Cha Jun-hwan scored 41.95 points in technical score (TES) and 42.82 points in art point (PCS) in the men’s single short program at the 2022-2023 season ISU Figure Skating Four Continents Championships held at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, USA on the 10th (Korean time). Deduction) received a total score of 83.77 points.
This score fell far short of his personal best score of 99.51 (Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics) as well as his season best of 94.44 (ISU Grand Prix Skate America 2022).
The first place was taken by Gao Miura (Japan) with 91.9 points. 31-year-old Keegan Massing (Canada) came second with 86.7 points, followed by Jimmy Ma (USA) with 86.64 points.
At last year’s Four Continents Championships, Cha Jun-hwan became the first Korean male figure skater to reach the top. Having gained momentum from winning this event, he received a good record of 5th place at the Beijing Winter Olympics that followed.
Cha Jun-hwan, who competed in two ISU Grand Prix events this season, won bronze medals in both. He unfortunately failed to advance to the finals, where the top six players of the season competed.
However, he proved that he is the strongest player in Korea by winning the President’s Cup Ranking match held in December of last year and the National Men’s and Women’s Overall Championships last month.
Cha Jun-hwan, who left for Colorado Springs, USA on the 5th, started training for local adaptation. He prepared for this tournament, paying attention to his physical fitness as it is a tournament held at high altitudes, but unexpected misfortune came.
Right before the start of the short program, the referee suddenly blew the whistle. He pointed out that there was a foreign object on the ice, and Cha Jun-hwan, who was preparing for the game, hurriedly removed the foreign substance.
Cha Jun-hwan, who started the game after losing his breath, made his first jump, the quadruple (fourth rotation) Salko, jumped cleanly. However, in the triple lutz + triple loop combination jump, which was rarely mistaken, he fell on the ice after landing the follow-up jump. This technique was not recognized and Cha Jun-hwan lost 2.95 points.
The triple axel, the last jump, was judged as a quarter landing (marked with q: when the number of jump rotations was insufficient at the 90 degree level) and the performance score was reduced by 1.03 points. 카지노사이트
Although he was shaken in the jump, he did well in the non-jumping element. All three spin elements (flying camel spin, change foot seat spin and change foot combination spin) received the highest level of Level 4. I didn’t miss level 4 even in the step sequence.
Shoma Uno, who won the ISU Senior Grand Prix Final held in December last year, and Shota Yamamoto (Japan), who won the silver medal, did not participate in this event. Also, Ilya Malinin, who performed a quadruple axel with 4 and a half rounds for the first time in figure skating history, did not participate.
Cha Jun-hwan, the ‘defending champion’, was mentioned as a strong candidate for the title again this year. However, unexpected misfortune and mistakes in the short program made it even more difficult for her to win her second consecutive victory.
Jae-seok Gyeong (23, Kyung Hee University), who competed with him, received a personal best score of 75.3 and came in 9th. Lee Si-hyung (23, Korea University), who ranked 7th last year, finished 14th with 70.38 points.
Men’s single free skating will be held on the morning of the 12th.