jin-Steven Adcock 6th place Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University), the star of the tournament, won a valuable silver medal at the World Team Trophy, the first national team competition in which Korea competed hard at the end of the tournament.
Cha Jun-hwan scored 187.82 points, a combined technical score (TES) of 95.54 points and artistic score (PCS) of 92.28 points, in the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating National Team World Team Trophy men’s single free skating held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on the 15th. received.
Cha Jun-hwan fell short of his personal best free skating score of 196.39, which he set at the World Championships held last month. He left behind the regret of handling the second triple axel as a single, but performed the rest of the elements without any major mistakes and won first place in the free skating.
Second place was taken by Matteo Rizzo (Italy) with 187.35 points. Jason Brown (USA), who scored 183.43, followed.
In the team trophy, athletes from each country compete in 4 events (men and women’s singles, pairs, ice dance) and the ranking is determined by the sum of points. The six countries with the best results in one season’s ISU international competitions will stand on the stage for the Team Trophy.
Two people each will compete in the men’s and women’s singles, and one pair each will participate in the pairs and ice dancing. The final ranking is determined by converting the short program and free skating rankings of the event into points. Also, since this is an event organized by ISU, scores recorded in this event are recognized as official scores.
The event was first held in Japan in 2009. It is held once every two years, but in 2011 the tournament was canceled due to the Tohoku earthquake. Since 2013, it has been held in Japan every two years.
Korea participated in the team trophy for the first time. In the men’s singles, Cha Jun-hwan and Lee Si-hyung (23, Korea University) were named on the list of players. For the female singles, Lee Hae-in and Kim Ye-rim came out. Jo Hye-jin (18) and Adcok (27, Canada) participated in the pair, and Lim Hae-na (19) and Quan-ye (22, Canada, general games) participated in the ice dance.
Cha Jun-hwan is changing the history of Korean male figure skating alone. Having won the first silver medal in Korean men’s figure skating at the World Championships last month, he wore the captain’s armband at this event.
In the men’s single short program held on the 13th, he received 101.33 points, a combination of 54.7 technical points (TES) and 46.63 points artistic points (PCS). Exceeding the previous short program personal best score of 99.64 points (2023 World Championships), he took second place in the short program.
In the free skating, he took first place, beating many of his competitors. By the second day, Korea was in second place with 75 points. However, on the last day of the competition on the 15th, the pair’s Jo Hye-jin and Adcock pair finished in 6th place out of 6 participating teams. 토스카지노
In addition, ‘eldest brother’ Lee Si-hyeong, who was expected to do well, ended up in 12th place, the lowest with 124.82 points due to frequent mistakes. Cha Jun-hwan, who appeared on the ice holding the decisive key to Korea’s medal win, proved his ‘strong heart’ and contributed greatly to his silver medal win.
Cha Jun-hwan appeared on the ice 11th out of 12 players. He kicked off the event in time for the popular free skating program this season, the movie 007 James Bond No Time to Die.
Cha Jun-hwan, who clearly ran the quadruple salcho with outstanding height and distance, showed off a good start. With this technique, Cha Jun-hwan received 13.72 points, which is a combination of a basic score of 9.7 and a GOE of 4.02. The subsequent triple toe loop was also perfect, earning a high performance score of 3.12.
The triple lutz + triple loop combination jump was also unshakable. A performance score of 1.69 was awarded for this technique. After easily performing the triple flip and performing the jumps at the beginning of the program without mistakes, he challenged the jumps in the second half of the program with an additional 10%.
Cha Jun-hwan, who performed the triple axel + double axel sequence perfectly, earned 14.6 points, a combination of basic and performance points. However, the solo triple axel was handled as a single, leaving a regret. In the last jump, Triple Lutz + Single Oiler + Triple Salchow, a quarter landing (indicated by q: when the number of jump rotations is insufficient at the level of 90 degrees) was pointed out in the first jump.
The non-jumping element was perfect, just like the world championships. The Flying Camel Spin, Flying Change Foot Combination Spin, and Change Foot Combination Spin all received Level 4, the highest grade. In the step sequence, he did not miss level 4, and in the choreo sequence in which Inner Bauer stood out, he scored 2.29 points.
Although Cha Jun-hwan failed to clean the program, he avoided making a big mistake and helped Korea win the silver medal.