Figure Skating Seo Min-gyu, Surprise Winner of Junior Grand Prix… 7 Years Since Cha Jun-hwan
Gold medal in ‘basic technique’ without 4-round jump… Perfect all clean acting
The next generation figure skating male singles runner has emerged to succeed Cha Jun-hwan (Korea University).
Seo Min-gyu (Kyungshin Middle School), born in 2008, became the first Korean male athlete to win the Figure Skating Junior Grand Prix in seven years.
Min-gyu Seo scored 77.04 technical points (TES), 78.59 artistic points (PCS),
a total of 155.63 in the men’s single free skating at the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Junior Grand Prix 3rd competition held in Turkye Istanbul on the 9th (Korean time). got a point 토토사이트
He won the gold medal with a final total score of 231.30 points, including the short program score of 75.67 points, beating Japan’s Rio Nakata (222.35 points).
Seo Min-gyu received personal highest scores in the short program, free skating, and final total scores in this competition.
In particular, he raised his total personal score (209.59 points) from last year by 21.71 points.
This is the third time in history that a Korean male singles player has won the Junior Grand Prix.
Lee Jun-hyung won the first round of the Junior Grand Prix in August 2014,
becoming the first Korean male athlete to win a gold medal in an ISU-sanctioned international competition, followed by Cha Jun-hwan in 2016.
And after 7 years, Seo Min-gyu won and continued the lineage.
On this day, Seo Min-gyu performed ‘all clean’, performing all tasks perfectly.
He cleanly jumped the triple axel, which rotated three and a half times, earning a base score of 8.00 and a performance score (GOE) of 1.37, even performed the second task, a triple flip-triple toe loop combination jump, cleanly.
He then continued his performance smoothly by cleanly performing the double Axel-triple toe loop combination jump.
The non-jumping task was also perfect.
Flying Camel Spin
He performed the Flying Camel Spin at level 4, the highest level of difficulty,
improved the perfection of his acting with the Correo Sequence followed by the Change Foot Combination Spin (level 4).
The triple loop jump, the last task of the first half, was performed perfectly.
The acting in the second half, for which a 10% bonus point was awarded, was also perfect.
He performed all of the triple Lutz and triple flip jumps cleanly, even performed the triple Salchow-double Axel sequence jump without a mistake.
The last change foot camel spin also received a level 4.
Seo Min-gyu did not perform a quadruple jump like other athletes, including Nakata, who took second place that day, but he achieved results by focusing on the perfection of his performance and the basics.
Seo Min-gyu raised expectations by placing 3rd and 4th in the two Junior Grand Prix series competitions last season,
respectively, and took 4th place in the 2nd Junior Grand Prix competition held earlier this month.
He made his mark by winning his first major tournament in his third tournament, which took place a week after his second tournament.