GANGNEUNG, South Korea: American Nathan Chen skated to the men´s name at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in South Korea Sunday, cementing his standing as one of the most game´s emerging stars and one to observe at subsequent yr´s Winter Olympics.
Having gained the quick programme on Friday, Chen claimed the entire name in spite of putting 2d at the back of Japan´s Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu within the loose skate at Gangneung Ice Arena.
Skating to the track of “The Polovtsian Dances”, 17-year-old Chen landed 5 quadruple jumps. His overall rating of 307.46 used to be sufficient to peer off Hanyu and win his debut Four Continents festival.
Chen rose to prominence final month when he become the primary skater to land 5 quads in loose skate to win the 2017 US nationals.
He is the youngest US men´s champion in additional than 5 many years.
It is the primary global festival being held at the South Korean rink, which can host determine skating and brief monitor right through the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Japan´s Shoma Uno took the bronze medal whilst Canada´s Patrick Chan, the protecting Four Continents champion, and China´s Boyang Jin ranked fourth and 5th, respectively.
Earlier up to now week, 17-year-old Mai Mihara of Japan claimed the women´ singles name.
In the pairs tournament, protecting Four Continents titleholders Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China took gold.
The ice dance tournament went to the Canadian duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, their 3rd Four Continents name.