South Korean figure skating male and female singles Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University) and Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School) once again performed the best. The two are Korea’s leading players who won silver medals in men’s and women’s singles at the World Championships last month.
Cha Jun-hwan scored 54.70 technical points (TES) and 46.63 artistic points (PCS) in the men’s single short program at the International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating World Team Trophy in the 2022-2023 season held at Tokyo Gymnasium on the 13th. He received a total score of 101.33 and placed second out of 12 contestants. He far surpassed his personal best score (99.64 points), which he received at the ISU World Championships last month. He became the first Korean player to exceed 100 points in the short program. Cha Jun-hwan, who came in second, earned 11 ranking points.
Cha Jun-hwan started the short program to Michael Jackson’s suite. She neatly completed her first jump assignment, a quadruple salchow, with four rotations. The jump earned him a base score of 9.70 and a GOE of 3.60. Cha Jun-hwan, who cleaned the high-difficulty jump, performed perfectly until his second task, the triple lutz-triple loop combination jump. Afterwards, she performed the Flying Camel Spin on the highest level of difficulty, Level 4, and performed Michael Jackson’s ‘Moon Walk’, receiving applause from the crowd.
He continued his perfect form even in the second half, when a 10% bonus was added. He even handled the final jump assignment, the triple axel, cleanly. Cha Jun-hwan, who completed all the jump assignments, performed the change foot sit spin, step sequence, and change foot combination spin at level 4 with a bright expression.
In the women’s single short program held earlier, Lee Hae-in performed ‘all clean performances’ and rose to first place, earning 12 points, the highest ranking point. He scored 41.00 in TES and 35.90 in PCS. With a total score of 76.90, she even beat Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto (72.69 points, second place), the winner of the 2023 ISU World Championships. In addition, Lee Hae-in also surpassed her personal best (73.62 points), which she received at the World Championships last month.
Lee Hae-in perfectly executed her first performance task, the double axel, her second task, a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, and her third jump, triple flip. Non-jumping tasks such as flying camel spin, sit spin, step sequence, and change foot combination spin were all handled at level 4, the highest level of difficulty.
Thanks to Cha Jun-hwan and Lee Hae-in’s 23 points, Korea ranked second with a total of 39 points on the first day of the tournament, following the United States (50 points). Japan, the favorite for the championship, was in third place with 36 points. 카지노사이트
The team trophy determines the final ranking by adding up points for each event. Short Program – Free Skating or Rhythm Dance – Free Dance will also be ranked and awarded points. As points are awarded to all players, all participating players must perform evenly.
In Korea, Lee Si-hyung (22, Korea University), who participated in the men’s single short program, received 77.24 points and added 3 ranking points to 10th place. Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University), who competed in the women’s single short program, came in 7th with 62.65 points, adding 6 ranking points. Ice Dance Rhythm Dance Lim Hae-na (19) – Quan-ye (22, general competition) group earned 7 ranking points while finishing in 6th place, the lowest.
The Korean national figure skating team will compete in the pair short program, ice dance free dance, and women’s single free skating, which will be held at the same venue on the 14th.