Rising figure skating talent Lim Joo-heon (Surigyo, Korea) is in contention for a medal after a surprise first place finish in his debut at an International Ice Skating Union (ISU) event.Lim scored 75.38 points in the men’s single short program, combining a technical score of 39.82 and a performance score of 35.56 on Thursday in Osaka, Japan, at the fourth ISU Figure Junior Grand Prix 2023, to take first place out of 25 competitors.He beat second-place Shunsuke Nakamura of Japan (74.04) by 1.34 points.Lim got off to a good start with his first performance task, a triple axel, where he landed a perfect rotation to earn a GOE of 1.83.He then landed a triple flip-triple toe-loop combination jump that earned him a GOE of 0.15 despite an attitude (watch out for edges).The change foot sit spin and flying sit spin earned a level 4, the highest difficulty.In the first task of the second half, the triple lutz, which carries a 10% penalty, Lim had a wobbly landing and was deducted 1.26 points, but she handled the step sequence as a level 3.His final task, a change foot combination spin, earned him the highest difficulty level of Level 4, adding 0.9 points to his GOE, and he finished his ISU debut on a high note.His teammate Lee Jae-geun (Surigyo) finished seventh with a combined score of 65.76 points, including a TES of 33.72, a PCS of 33.04 and a deduction of 1.Lee and Lim will compete in the men’s single freeskating event on Friday, where they will look for a podium finish.Meanwhile, earlier in the day, ice dance hopefuls Kim Ji-nee and Lee In-moo (Gyeonggi Ice Sports Federation) finished ninth in the rhythmic dance, missing out on a spot in the Junior Grand Prix Final.The pair earned a TES of 26.27, a PCS of 22.28, and a total of 48.55 points for ninth place.Kim Ji-nee-Inamu’s score was nearly 10 points lower than her personal best in rhythmic dance (56.30) from the first round of the Junior Grand Prix in August.After placing third in the first round, the pair had hoped to qualify for the Grand Prix Final in Beijing, China, in December, but their plans were thrown into doubt.Kim Ji-Nee and Inamu will compete in 카지노사이트 the free dance on Saturday.

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