Figure Kim Hyun-gyeom finishes 2nd in Junior Grand Prix Short…

Figure Kim Hyun-gyeom finishes 2nd in Junior Grand Prix Short…

Men’s singles figure skating hopeful Kim Hyun-gyeom (HAN AD) finished second in the short program at his second Junior Grand Prix event of the season, raising his hopes of qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Kim scored 38.32 technical elements (TES), 34.29 artistic elements (PCS) and a total of 72.61 points in the men’s single short program at the fifth International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Figure Junior Grand Prix 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (Jan. 21), behind Adam Hagara (74.94 points-Slovakia).

Kim’s first jump, a triple axel, was judged to be under rotated (when a jump is under rotated by more than 90 degrees but not more than 180 degrees) and he was deducted 1.01 points from his performance score (GOE).

Kim then landed a clean triple flip-triple toe-loop combination jump for a GOE of 0.61, and his subsequent change foot camel spin was treated as a level 4, the highest difficulty level, for an additional 0.18 GOE.

For his first performance task of the second half, a triple lutz worth 10 percent extra points, Kim executed it flawlessly, earning a GOE of 1.18 points.

He further boosted his score by earning a Level 4 for his step sequence, executing a Level 3 for his flying sit spin and a Level 4 for his change foot combination spin.

After winning a silver medal at the second Junior Grand Prix event in Linz, Austria, earlier this month, Kim will look to win a medal in the free skate on Wednesday.

If he wins a medal at the event, he will increase his chances of qualifying for the Junior Grand Prix Final, which features the top six athletes.

The Junior Grand Prix Final will be held in Beijing, China, in December. 토토

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