Korean figure skating captain Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University) expressed his feelings after completing the second day of the International Skating Union (ISU) World Team Trophy, a national team event.
Cha Jun-hwan and Lee Si-hyung (23, Korea University,메이저사이트 male single) Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University) Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School or older female single) Ice Dance Lim Hae-na (19)-Quan-ye (22, Canada), Jo Hye-jin (18)- The Korean figure skating team, composed of Stephen Adcock (27, Canada), scored 36 points on the second day of the 2023 ISU Figure Skating National Team World Team Trophy event held at the Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on the 14th.
Korea, which scored 75 points combined with the 39 points received on the first day of the tournament, maintained second place after the United States, which kept first place with 90 points. The host country, Japan, trailed South Korea by one point with 74 points.
On this day, pairs short program, ice dance free dance, and women’s single free skating were held. Jo Hye-jin-Adcok, which was formed in May of last year, participated in the fair. Those who made their international debut in the team trophy ranked 6th out of 6 participating groups with a score of 60.55.
Cho Hye-jin and Adcok made their debut in the team trophy, which featured all of the outstanding pair teams. Although they placed at the bottom of the short program, they managed to break through 60 points in their debut match.
In the ice dance free dance that followed, Lim Hae-na and Quan-ye paired their best scores with 109.27 points. Those who were active on the junior stage this season debuted on the senior stage at the Team Trophy. They also finished in 6th place out of the 6 groups they participated in, but they broke the highest score and revealed their prospects for the next season.
In the women’s single short program, Lee Hae-in and Kim Ye-rim of ‘One Two Punch’ took part. Following her short program the day before, Lee Hae-in also took first place in the free skating with her personal best score of 148.57 points. In particular, she beat world championship champion Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) in both short and free.
Kim Ye-rim, who slumped to 18th at the World Championships last month, revived in free skating. She placed third, with Kim Ye-rim also receiving her personal best score of 143.59.
With this, she earned a total of 36 points, including 12 (1st) and 10 (3rd) Korean women’s singles, 7 (6th) in pairs and 7 (6th) in ice dance. Korea, which scored 75 points combined with the 39 points received on the first day of the competition, maintained second place on the second day.
Captain Cha Jun-hwan said in an official interview with ISU, “It’s really fun to cheer on our team and teammates.” He explained, “What Team Korea showed me was amazing. It wasn’t about scoring or how to skate, but because I could feel joy and happiness.”
Cha Jun-hwan encouraged his colleagues, saying, “They showed great energy and fighting spirit.
Among the participating countries, Korea is the youngest with an average age of 20. Cha Jun-hwan is also the youngest among the captains of the six teams. Korean players put on an interesting performance when cheering for the players.
Cha Jun-hwan said, “I thought of how to cheer for my teammates. I thought of a fun way to cheer and gave a lot of ideas to my teammates. We each talked about how to cheer for our players and what we would do at Kiss and Cry Zone. “he said.
On the 15th, the last day of the competition, Cha Jun-hwan will compete in the men’s single free skating.