He almost gave up sports
Shoma Uno, who started her series with a beautiful 4-loop, continued her jump with 4-Salcho and 4-Tolup / 3-Tulup. After jumping high with Triple Axel, Skater, who threw 4 flips and 4 tolops in the second half of the program, made his last jump as Triple Axel / Euler / 1 flip. In this last jump, the athlete who actually planned to throw the Flip 3 made his only mistake. Performing five quads in the free program, Shoma Uno also demonstrates its technical superiority by presenting four of the four different jumps. The sequence of Skater’s most lively and impressive moves, all of which were counted in 4 difficulty levels, was counted by the judges in 4 difficulty levels. Presenting her show at Ravel’s Bolero, Shoma Uno has become a world champion through a choreography and presentation suited to this ambitious music.
Uno, who left his coach in 2019 and worked alone for a while, had a great fall and came to the stage of quitting the game. After he started working with Stefan Lambiel, he regained both his physical and spiritual strength and began to succeed. Did. Results again. Completing the bronze medal at the Olympics, the skater finally reached the gold medal after finishing second in the previous world. Shoma Uno earned 202.85 free program points, 107.71 technical and 95.14 components. Reaching a total of 312.48 points, Shoma Uno became the world champion with the highest score of her career.
Gladiator Yuma Kagiyama
Japan’s new rising star Yuma Kagiyama jumped four times in the free program. Kagiyama, who got a very high practice score from his quad jump, also achieved 4 difficulty levels in step sequence and turn. Skater, who lost points because the 4-loop jump was counted as missing rounds in the technical evaluation, passed the triple axle, which he tried at the end of his series, as a single. However, Kagiyama, which reached a total of 191.91 points, 98.53 technical and 93.38 components, reached a total of 297.60 points with short program. Yuma Kagiyama, who competed in the Gladiator movie soundtrack and showed her artistic prowess despite being a young skater, came second in the world championships at the Olympics.
Third United States with Vincent Zhu
Vincent Zhou started the season with a very successful Skate America series, beating compatriot Nathan Chen. After that, however, Zhou, who was advancing on a bumpy line, closed the season with an increase. Performing four quadruple jumps, one of which was combined, throughout the series, Zho’s only mistake was touching the ground with his hands on the triple axle. With a score of 93.96 technical points and 87.58 component points, Skater total 181.54 free program points. After completing the short program in 6th place, Skater’s total score was 277.38, thus ranking third in the world.
Vincent Zhou came in as one of the favorites, and unexpectedly finished 25th at last year’s World Championships, not even taking a place in the free program. Due to Zhou’s degree, the USA lost the right to send 3 athletes to this year’s Olympics and World Championships, and remained in the quota of 2 skaters. Vincent Zhu, who has been criticized by ice skating lovers all year round for this result, showed that he is still a skater that his country can trust with this medal.
Japan failed to sweep the podium
At the end of the men’s short program at the World Championships, Japan was in the top three. Kazuki Tomono presents a very successful short program, leaving Uno and Kagiyama in third place. Everyone wondered if this ranking would be maintained and if Japan could sweep the podium. Asked at a brief press conference, Tomono said he was confident Uno and Kagiyama would be in their position, “I think it just depends on my performance.” The Japanese skater, who struggled to defend the top three in the free program, jumped three to four times. Presenting a series in which he competed with the La La Land soundtrack with high energy and managed to reflect the joy of music, Tomono lost points due to his jump error and finished the competition in 6th place with a total score. 269.37, wasting his chances for an all-Japanese podium.
All eyes were on Ilya Malinin
Ilya Malinin from the USA, who impressed everyone with her quad / quad jump in training, including sports tech experts, was one of the biggest competitors on the podium. Completing the short program in 4th place, Malinin started his program with 4-Lutz and 4-Tolup jumps, where he got an almost perfect practice score. However, Skater, who made mistakes in his next jumps, finished ninth with 263.79 points less than expected.
Host Adam CO Him Fa stood and received the reception
Host French athlete Adam CO jumped two to four times in the first half of the Him Fa series. Skater, who fell on the ice while tying his program, which he started strong, fell into the triple Lutz jump that followed with the impact of this fall. Then he ended the series with minor problems. However, Him Fa, who presented his entire program with high power, had a great sequence of steps, like a short program. Competing with a beautiful choreography, Skater was able to present an enjoyable series to the audience in his own home and received a standing ovation.