The Korean national figure skating team won the runner-up in the team trophy, a national competition, by beating Japan by one point thanks to a last-minute comeback by ‘captain’ Cha Jun-hwan (Korea University).

South Korea took first place in the men’s single free skating, the last event of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating World Team Trophy competition held at Tokyo Gymnasium, Japan on the 15th, and the United States (120 points) with the final ranking points of 95 points. followed by 2nd place overall.

Japan, the host nation with 94 points, slipped to third place, followed by Italy (83 points) in fourth place, France (80 points) in fifth place, and Canada (68 points) in sixth place.

The Team Trophy is a figure skating team event that started in 2009 and is an official ISU competition where the six countries that achieved the best results during a season compete.

This is the first time Korea participated in the team trophy, and also won a medal for the first time.

The national team also received 170,000 dollars (approximately 220 million won) as the runner-up prize. The winning prize is $200,000, and the third place prize is $160,000.

Korea ranked second after the US until the 14th, but in the pairs free skating held this morning, Cho Hye-jin and Stephen Adcock (102.27 points) remained at the bottom of the six teams, leaving a regret.

Lee Si-hyung (Korea University), who competed first in the men’s single free skating, the final event of this event, received a low score of 124.82 points (12th place), which seemed to reduce his chances of winning a silver medal.

South Korea needed Cha Jun-hwan to finish in at least second place in the free skating to win the silver medal.

Cha Jun-hwan, who played with a heavy burden, hit a ‘scoring home run in the bottom of the 9th inning’ with perfect acting.

He received a total of 187.82 points with a technical score (TES) of 95.54 points and an art score (PCS) of 92.88 points, beating Italy’s Matteo Rizzo (187.35 points) to rank first.

With Cha Jun-hwan’s first place, Korea added 12 ranking points and produced a drama that led Japan by only one point. 카지노사이트

Cha Jun-hwan’s acting was perfect. Cha Jun-hwan, who started acting according to the original soundtrack of the movie 007 James Bond series No Time To Die, showed off his best start by perfectly succeeding in two high-level quadruple jumps.

He earned a base score of 9.70 and a GOE of 4.02 on the quadruple salchow, and also earned a base score of 9.50 and a GOE of 3.12 on the quadruple toe loop.

He also performed the triple Lutz-triple loop combination jump without any mistakes, and continued his clean performance by cleaning the triple flip as well.

He also perfected the non-jumping acting element. He handled all of the flying camel spins and step sequences at level 4, the highest level of difficulty.

Cha Jun-hwan did not waver even in the second half, when 10% was added.

He received a lot of applause for cleanly jumping the triple axel-double axel sequence, which he made frequent mistakes all season.

Cha Jun-hwan, who overcame the big hurdle, was treated as a single jump as the rotation was released from the triple axel, and in the last jump, the triple lutz-single oiler-triple salchow combination jump, a quarter landing (if the number of jump rotations is less than 90 degrees) was judged. I came, but there was no big deduction.

After completing all the jump tasks, he finished his performance with a change foot combination spin, a flying change foot combination spin (level 4 or higher), and a choreo sequence (level 1).

Cha Jun-hwan was the first Korean male single player to win a silver medal at the World Championships held last month.

He competed as the captain of the Korean national team in this event and received 101.33 points in the short program, becoming the first Korean player to surpass the 100-point mark.

Boasting a good physical condition, Cha Jun-hwan showed off his performance in the free skating without trembling.

In Korea, both men and women’s single players performed well in this competition.

In the team events such as pair and ice dance, Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School), who competed in the women’s singles, took first place in both the short program and free skating, and Kim Ye-rim (Dankook University) also ranked third in the free skating, leading Korea’s ranking. raised

In men’s singles, Cha Jun-hwan took second place in the short program and first place in the free skating.

The Korean players who won the overall runner-up will return home on the 17th.

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