Original title: Approaching the Winter Olympics | Winter Olympics “model test” figure skating chapter opened
“Meet in Beijing” Asian Figure Skating Open debuted at the Capital Gymnasium on the 14th. After the first competition day, Japanese rising stars temporarily led the men’s singles and women’s singles short programs; in the pair skating and ice dance events where only Chinese players participated, famous players such as Sui Wenjing/Han Cong, Wang Shiyue/Liu Xinyu showed their respective Olympic season repertoires for the first time .
As one of the Beijing Winter Olympics test competitions and the International Skating Federation’s 2021-2022 Figure Skating Challenger Series, the Asian Open is the 53-year-old “senior” first body upgraded and hosted again after a lapse of four years. In the event, a total of 31 athletes from nine countries and regions participated.
In the short program and rhythm dance competitions of all four events on the first day, the Japanese team, who kept releasing “surprises” during this Olympic cycle, once again dominated the audience. The 18-year-old World Championships new men’s singles runner-up Yuma Kenyama conquered the judges with a jazz-style “When You Smile”. In the semi-weekly and highly completed four grading actions, they won 54.14 technical points, 43.66 content points, and 97.80 total points, all of which were the highest scores in the game.
“Today is the first time I have successfully fallen off the ice in all jumps of this season.” Keyyama Yujin said after the game. “I think the ice surface today is very good and it is very conducive to sliding. I really feel the Olympic Games here. Atmosphere.”
The second place was also a Japanese player, and Hayao Sato, who scored 90.77 points in the short program, was only 17 years old.
China’s number one men’s singles and two-time World Championships runner-up Jin Boyang temporarily ranked third after the short program. His opening hook jumper 4+3 jumped and staggered after jumping off the ice. The subsequent round jumps on the back and outside points were also slightly flawed, and he was graded. All three sets of spins were insufficient, and the final score was 85.02. The other two Chinese players Chen Yudong and Peng Zhiming ranked seventh and ninth respectively.
The women’s singles short program was also led by Japanese players, with Sakamoto Hanaori and Mihara Mai in the top two, Finland’s Jenny Saarinen temporarily ranked third, and China’s Zhu Yi and Jin Hengxin ranked fifth and ninth respectively.
In the pair skating and ice dance events where only Chinese players participated, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics runner-up Sui Wenjing/Han Cong brought the short program track of “Mission Impossible 2” and got the highest score of 79.27. However, Sui Wenjing said that the first show of the season was too excited, which made their short show not perfect.
On the 15th, men’s singles, women’s singles and pair skating free skating and ice dance free dance will continue in the first body. On the 16th, skating will be performed in accordance with international competition conventions. (Reporter Zhang Han Luoxin Pan Yi)