September 12, 2016 09:44
Figure skater Cha Jun-hwan set a new world record to win the men's singles title at the International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday.
Cha earned 160.13 points in the free skate and 79.34 in the short program for a combined score of 239.47.
His score broke the previous record of 238.27 points set by Japan's Shoma Uno at a Junior Grand Prix event in December 2014.
Cha trains under Brian Orser, the former coach of Olympic gold medalist Kim Yun-na. Orser said that if Cha continues to improve at his current pace, he could be among the top five finishers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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