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Figure skaters Cha Jun-hwan and Shin Ji-ah take first place in the short men’s and women’s division at the Chairman’s Cup ranking competition

Cha Jun-hwan 86.28 points Jia Shin 69.88 points

Junhwan Cha

Cha Jun-hwan (Korea University), the Korean figure skating men’s singles star, took the lead in the short program of the 2023 KB Financial National Men’s and Women’s Figure Skating President’s Cup Ranking Competition.

Cha Jun-hwan ranked first with 86.28 points, including technical score (TES) of 45.11 points, artistic score (PCS) of 42.17 points, and deduction of 1 point in the men’s single short program held at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Rink in Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd.

Seo Min-gyu (Kyungshin Middle School), winner of the 3rd competition of this season’s ISU Junior Grand Prix, took second place with 82.81 points, and won 1 gold medal (6th competition) and 1 silver medal (4th competition) in the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and advanced to the Grand Prix Final. Lim Joo-heon (Suri High School, 79.41 points), who secured the right to participate, ranked third.

This competition will serve as the first round of selection for the national team and the selection of athletes to be dispatched to the 2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships to be held in Shanghai, China in January next year.

Cha Jun-hwan, who gave up participating in the 5th ISU Senior Grand Prix due to a right ankle injury, pushed ahead with participating in this competition despite being in poor physical condition.

Cha Jun-hwan, who was the last performer among the 10 contestants, hit his butt when landing the first jump task, the quadruple salchow (base score 9.70 points), and was deducted 1 point and his GOE was reduced by 4.85 points.

After catching his breath, Cha Jun-hwan neatly landed the triple Lutz-triple loop combination jump (base score of 10.80 points), winning a GOE of 1.53 points, and then raised his score by processing the flying camel spin at level 4.

Cha Jun-hwan secured a GOE of 1.76 points in the triple axel (base score of 8.80 points) performed in the extra point section, and finished the performance by performing the change foot sit spin, change foot combination spin, and step sequence at the highest level of difficulty, level 4.

In the previously held ice dance rhythm dance, the only team that participated, Lim Hae-na and Quan Ye, received 69.17 points, including 39.71 points in TES and 29.46 points in PCS.

Ji-ah Shin

In the women’s single short program, Shin Ji-ah (Yeongdong Middle School) took the lead with 69.88 points, including 38.16 TES points, 32.72 PCS points, and 1 deduction point.

Kim Chae-yeon (Suri High School, 67.21 points) took second place, 2.67 points behind Shin Ji-ah, while Wi Seo-young (Suri High School, 65.75 points) took third place.

Shin Ji-ah, who started her performance with a triple flip-triple toe loop combination jump, jumped cleanly up to the double axel, but lost her score due to a mistake of falling during a flying sit spin. 슬롯사이트




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