Rising figure skating talent Lim Joo-heon (Surigyo) will be looking at a medal after a surprise first place finish in his debut at an International Ice Skating Union (ISU) event.
Lim scored a combined technical score of 39.82 and artistic score of 35.56 for a total of 75.38 points in the men’s single short program at the fourth ISU Figure Junior Grand Prix 2023 in Osaka, Japan, on Thursday to take first place out of 25 competitors.
He edged out second-place finisher Shunsuke Nakamura of Japan (74.04) by 1.34 points.
Lim started off on a good note with his first performance task, a triple axel, where he filled the rotation perfectly and earned a GOE of 1.83.
He then landed a triple flip-triple toe-loop combination jump, which earned him a GOE of 0.15 despite an attitude (watch out for edges).
The change foot sit spin and flying sit spin earned a level 4, the highest level of difficulty.
In the first task of the second half, the triple lutz, which carries a 10% penalty, Lim had a wobbly landing and was deducted 1.26 points, but she handled the step sequence as a level 3.
The final task, a change foot combination spin, earned the highest difficulty level of Level 4, adding 0.9 points to his GOE, and he finished his ISU debut on a high note.
His teammate Lee Jae-geun (Surigyo) finished seventh with a combined score of 65.76 points, including a TES of 33.72, a PCS of 33.04, and a deduction of one point.
Lee and Lim will compete in the men’s single free skate on Friday, where they hope to earn a podium finish.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, ice dance hopefuls Kim Ji-nee and In-moo (Gyeonggi Ice Sports Federation) finished ninth in the rhythmic dance, making it 카지노사이트 difficult for them to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final.
The pair earned a TES of 26.27, a PCS of 22.28, and a total of 48.55 points for ninth place.
Kim Ji-nee-Inamu’s score was nearly 10 points lower than her personal best in rhythmic dance (56.30) from the first round of the Junior Grand Prix in August.
After placing third in the first round, the pair had hoped to qualify for the Grand Prix Final in Beijing, China, in December, but their plans were thrown into doubt.
Kim Ji-Nee and Inamu will compete in the free dance on Saturday.