Cha Jun-hwan's 15th-Place Finish Best Ever for Korean Men's Figure Skating

  • By Lee Soon-heung

    February 19, 2018 11:32

    Cha Jun-hwan smiles as he waits for his score after the free program in the men's singles in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Saturday. /Yonhap

    Cha Jun-hwan finished 15th in the men's singles figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Saturday. He set a personal best in both the short and free programs.

    With a combined total of 248.59 points, Cha wrapped up his first Olympic appearance in 15th place, the best-ever finish by a Korean male skater.

    Jung Sung-il previously held the record with a 17th-place finish at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.

    At just 17 years of age, Cha is an expressive skater who has a bright future ahead of him if he can add the quadruple jump to his arsenal. 

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