Figure Lim tops sixth Junior GP…advances to final

Rising figure talent Lim Joo-heon (SURIGO) won the gold medal at the sixth edition of the Junior Grand Prix and booked his place in the final.

Lim scored 145.47 points in the men’s single free skate with a combined technical score of 74.23 and artistic score of 71.24 at the sixth edition of the 2023-2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Figure Junior Grand Prix in Gdansk, Poland, on Tuesday (30 January).

Adding to his 76.08 points from the short programme the previous day, Lim finished first with a total score of 221.55 points, a whopping 21.33 points ahead of second-placed Beck Stromer (USA – 200.22 points).

Lim set ISU-recognised personal bests in the short programme, free skate and total score at the event.

Lim won the silver medal on his ISU debut at the Junior Grand Prix 4 in Japan on 15 February, scoring 75.38 points in the short programme, 142.57 points in the free skate and 217.86 points in the combined total.

With back-to-back gold medals in his second event, Lim has accumulated 28 ranking points and is second in the midway standings.

With seven events remaining, he has already secured a spot in the Grand Prix Final, which is reserved for the top six competitors, 바카라사이트 along with Kim Hyun-gyeom (Han Ad), who won gold at the fifth event.

Lim started his performance on a high note, landing the first task, a triple axel-triple toeloop combination jump, with a perfect rotation and a GOE of 1.26, before adding a triple axel solo jump for a GOE of 1.83.

His subsequent triple lutz-double axel sequence jump was deducted 1.10 points for landing anxiety, but he handled the flying change foot combination spin with the highest difficulty level of level 4.

Lim also executed a triple flip-double toe-loop-double toe-loop combination jump cleanly, adding 0.61 GOE points.

In the second half of the competition, which is worth 10 per cent extra points, Lim landed a triple lutz, a triple loop and a triple salchow, followed by a change-footed combination spin and a change-footed sitspin, all of which earned him a level 4, before finishing his performance with a correo sequence.

This was the first podium finish for all Korean athletes in the competition.

Earlier, Kwon Min-sol (Mok Dong-joong) and Yoon Seo-jin (Mok Il-joong) won silver and bronze medals respectively in the women’s singles. 슬롯사이트

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