Korean figure skater Cha Jun-hwan neatly digested two four-round jumps and climbed to the top of the short program and came close to winning his first championship of the season.

By Kim Hyung-yeol, staff reporter.


Cha Jun-hwan flew up to the medley of Michael Jackson's dance song.

He sprinted the quadruple salcho that hit his butt in the last competition, and neatly digested the first two quadruple jumps from the quadruple toe loop to the double toe loop streak.

When they showed off their wonderful dancing skills, including the moonwalk, they were bursting with cheers, and the audience clapped and rode the rhythm together.

Although he left a disappointment in the triple axel, where his landing was a bit unstable, Cha Jun-hwan finished his performance with a light step and a brilliant spin, and received warm applause.

He came in lightly in first place with a score of 91.06, more than 10 points ahead of second place.

[Junhwan Cha / National Figure Skating Team: I enjoyed acting with the fans at the stadium.

Thank you very much.] In the

Junior Grand Prix, Minsol Kwon, the youngest participant at the age of 13, came in second place with a personal best score of 66.81 points.

He perfectly digested the three jump assignments to the melody of his death dance, and the intense finish reminiscent of Yuna Kim evoked resilience.

[Wow, the details are alive.

Such a small player performed a great performance to a famous song.]

Despite the rare mistake of falling on the step, Shin Jia, the 3rd gold medalist, ranked third after Kwon Min-sol, raising the possibility of an accompanying medal.

(Video editing: So Ji-hye, CG: Kang Kyung-rim)