Cha Jun-hwan wins bronze at ISU Grand Prix Final in Vancouver

  • 6 years ago
Figure skater Cha Jun-hwan ... has become the first South Korean male to win a medal at the International Skating Union Grand Prix.
In Vancouver on Friday, he scored 263-point-4-9 points... to win bronze,... finishing behind Nathan Chen of the U.S. and Shoma Uno of Japan.
Cha said he was pleased with the way he was able to stay focused.
At the start of his free skate program he failed to execute a quadruple toe loop... but was able to recover.
One of the world's best skaters, two-time reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu( ) of Japan, had to pull out of the event with an ankle injury.