Shin jia won her first gold of the year at the second Junior Grand Prix competition.
South Korean women’s figure skating’s next ace, Shin Jia, won her first title of the season at the second International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Figure Junior Grand Prix of the 2023-2024 season.
Shin earned 130.95 points in the women’s single free skate with a technical score (TES) of 69.42 and artistic score (PCS) of 61.53, with no deductions, today (Feb. 2) in Linz, Austria.
After earning a 70.38 in the short program the previous day, Shin’s combined freeskating score of 201.33 made her the only skater in the field to break the 200-point mark.
It was a perfect victory, a whopping 32.96 points clear of Japan’s Haruna Murakami, who finished second with 168.37 points.
It was Shin’s first gold medal of the season and her second career Junior Grand Prix Series victory.
Her teammate, Kwon Min-sol (Mok Dong-joong), finished eighth in the short program (50.10 points) the day before, but jumped to third place in the free skate with a score of 115.83 points to take the bronze medal with a total score of 165.93 points.
Shin Jia skated to “Not about angels” by British singer Birdie, which was the background music for the freeskating program.
She struck gold with her first jump, a double axel, followed by a triple loop and a triple salchow.
“I’m very happy with my performance in the short program, and I’m glad that I was able to finish the competition well despite some mistakes in the free skate,” said Shinjia.
After the competition, Shinjia will travel to Japan to continue her training before competing in the fifth edition of the Junior Grand Prix in Budapest, 먹튀검증토토사이트 Hungary, starting on the 20th.