(MHN Sports Correspondent Kyu-Won Lee) Korean figure skating leader Cha Jun-Hwan (Korea University) and ‘Figure Skating General’ Kim Ye-Rim (Dankook University) took first place in the men’s and women’s singles short program in the final selection for the national team.

Women’s single Kim Ye-rim scored 38.14 points in technical score (TES) and 33.45 points in art (PCS) in the women’s single short program at the 77th National Men’s and Women’s Figure Skating Comprehensive Championships held on the 7th at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Rink, which also served as the national final selection for the 2023-2024 season. The total score was 71.59, the highest score among 23 students.

Shin Ji-ah (Yeongdong Middle School) ranked second with 70.95 points, and Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School) ranked third with 70.75 points. Yooyoung (Surigo) ranked 9th (64.06 points).

Kim Ye-rim, who was somewhat sluggish with 5th place (198.92 points) in the first selection, announced a pleasant start in her second selection.

Ji-ah Shin, who won first place in the women’s singles in the first round of selections, overtaking the leading players, scored 38.23 points in the technical score (TES) and 32.72 points in the art score (PCS) that day.

He faltered on her first jump assignment, the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, which cut her GOE of 1.18, but she completed the remaining tasks without error.

The national figure skating team for the next 토토 season will be determined by adding the results of the 2022 KB Financial National Men’s and Women’s Figure Skating President’s Cup Ranking Competition held in December last year and this competition.

In the men’s single short program, Cha Jun-hwan received a total of 101.04 points with a technical score (TES) of 53.87 points and an art score (PCS) of 47.17 points, ranking first out of 10 players.

Lee Si-hyeong (Korea University), who received a total score of 81.97 points, was greatly outnumbered by 19.07 points, giving her an advantage in winning the championship. Third place is Kim Hyeon-gyeom (Han Advertising, 78.60 points).

Cha Jun-hwan, who rose to the top with a total score of 286.55 in the President’s Cup, took a step closer to the Taegeuk mark with an unwavering appearance.

Starting the short program with a medley of Michael Jackson’s dance songs, he completed his first jump assignment, the quadruple salchow, without any mistakes, earning a 3.10 GOE.

Then, the triple lutz-triple loop combination jump was smoothly connected, and the flying camel spin was handled at level 4, the highest level of difficulty, and the triple axel was neatly succeeded.

After completing the jump task, Junhwan Cha completed his performance by receiving level 4 in the change foot sit spin, step sequence, and change foot combination spin.

The men’s and women’s singles free skating event, where the final ranking will be decided, will be held at the same place on the 8th.

This comprehensive championship will also be held at the same time as the selection of dispatched players for the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating World Championships and World Junior Championships.

Following the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump and double axel, he treated the flying camel spin to level 4, and jumped the triple flip in the second half of the jump to get a GOE of 1.27.

She took a breath with a step sequence (level 4), and Kim Ye-rim performed a change foot combination spin (level 3) and a sit spin (level 4) in turn.