Cha Jun-hwan wins first round of national figure trials

Men’s singles figure skater Cha Jun-hwan overcame an ankle injury to win the first round of the National Team Trials.
Cha scored a total of 174.25 points in the men’s single free skate and 86.28 points in the short program for a total of 260.53 points at the 2024-2025

National Team Trials and 2023 KB Financial National Men’s and Women’s

Figure Skating Championships at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Center in Uijeongbu on Wednesday,

beating out the likes of Min Min-gyu and Lee Jae-geun.

Cha earned the highest scores in both the short program on Day 2 and the free skate on Day 3.
Cha also earned a spot at the 2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU)

Quadrennial Championships, which are awarded to the top three finishers at the event. 온라인카지노

The Four Continents Championships will be held in Shanghai, China, next January.
Cha withdrew from the fifth ISU Senior Grand Prix last month after feeling

pain in his right ankle ahead of the start of the season.

The hospital diagnosed a nerve tissue problem of unknown origin.

After withdrawing from the fifth event and focusing on his recovery,

Cha competed in this event with a fully recovered body.

He was unable to qualify for the national team.
He took painkillers and modified his strategy instead.

He lowered the difficulty level by using only one four-turn jump and focused on stabilizing his performance.

In the free skate, Cha executed all of the jumps he was asked to perform,

nailing his first task, a quadruple salchow,

and then a triple axel, triple lutz, single oiler, and triple salchow.

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