Cha Jun-hwan (Korea University), the leading Korean figure skating men’s singles player, made a series of jumping mistakes and finished in 6th place in the challenger competition.

Kim Hyeon-gyeom (Han Gwang-go), a promising star who competed together, rose to 4th place by writing a new personal high score.

Cha Jun-hwan scored 62.00 points in technical score (TES) and 77.25 points in artistic score (PCS) in the men’s single free skating at the 2023-2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Challenger Series Nephela Memorial held in Bratislava, Slovakia on the 1st (Korean time). , received 138.25 points, including 1 point deduction.

Cha Jun-hwan, who received a total score of 222.16 points, combined with a short program score of 83.91 points, ranked 6th.

Cha Jun-hwan, who is participating in the 2nd and 5th ISU Figure Senior Grand Prix competitions this season, tuned up his practical sense by participating in the Challenger series competitions, which are one level lower than the Grand Prix series, ahead of the full season. 바카라사이트닷컴

Cha Jun-hwan, who had a relatively stable performance in the short program, swallowed his disappointment by showing poor jumps in the free skating. 

Cha Jun-hwan fell far short of his personal high score (296.03 points).

He got off to a good start. Cha Jun-hwan neatly jumped the quadruple salchow, his first task, earning a score of performance (GOE) of 2.72.

However, while running the quadruple toe loop, he fell and hit his buttocks. 

The base point was lowered from 9.5 to 7.6 points, and the GOE was reduced by 3.80 points as the jump was judged to be underrotated (when the rotation speed of the jump is less than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees). He even had to deduct 1 point.

Cha Jun-hwan, who successfully performed the quadruple salchow-double toe loop combination jump, continued his performance with the flying camel spin (level 3) and then attempted the triple lutz-triple loop combination jump. However, it was ruled underrotated again.

Cha Jun-hwan, who processed the step sequence at level 3, was even more shaken in the second half of his performance, for which 10% extra points were given.

He was given 0 points because he failed to execute both jumps properly.

Cha Jun-hwan did the triple flip, the last jumping task, without difficulty.

Cha Jun-hwan, who was judged to lack the spin element in the change foot combination spin, finished his performance with a coreo sequence and a flying change foot combination spin (level 4).

Kim Hyun-gyeom earned 155.22 points in the free skating, including 81.96 TES points and 73.26 PCS points. Kim Hyun-gyeom, who received a total score of 230.46 points, including the short program (75.24 points), ranked 4th.

Kim Hyun-gyeom raised his previous personal high score (222.15 points) by 8.31 points. 

The free skating score was also 5.68 points higher than the previous highest score (149.54 points).

Kim Hyun-gyeom, who earned a GOE of 0.95 by performing the first task, the quadruple toe loop, without mistakes, also performed the triple Axel and triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination jumps perfectly.

Kim Hyun-gyeom, who performed the triple flip without a mistake and continued his performance with the flying camel spin (level 3), neatly performed the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump in the bonus point section, earning a base score of 11.11 and a GOE of 0.59.

Kim Hyun-gyeom, who also performed the triple loop-double axel-double axel sequence jump and triple salchow cleanly, performed the change foot combination spin at level 3.

He swallowed his disappointment by only reaching level 1 in the step sequence, but finished his performance with a flying change foot combination spin (level 3) following the coreo sequence.

Kim Hyun-gyeom, who won a silver medal in the 2nd Junior Grand Prix competition and a gold medal in the 5th competition, is scheduled to participate in the Junior Grand Prix Final held in Beijing, China in December.