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Figure Skating C'ships: Medal is first ever for a Chinese male skater at Worlds


04-02-2016 13:00 BJT

At the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, China's Jin Boyang was able to get on the podium earning a bronze medal -- that means he is the first Chinese male to earn an individual medal at the world figure skating championships. Jin was in fifth coming into the free skate, and performed well during his routine, earning him 181.13 to finish in third. Spaniard Javier Fernandez defended the title and Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had to settle for the silver.

Meanwhile, the Chinese couple of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong would be looking to make their mark in the pairs short program. The duo were on their game -- and would earn the second highest score in the segment in figure skating history. 

Chinese duo earn second-highest ever score in segment

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong grabbed silver medals at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai and were gold medalists at the just concluded Four Continents event.

The pair chose a Spanish love dance song as the music to accompanying their routine, and they began the competition with triple Toeloops. And that was followed by a nice thow, that ended with Sui Wenjing completing a triple flip.

They closely followed the music and were very expressive in the actions, which garnered a good reaction from the audience, as they they received a nice ovation at the end of their routine -- the duo was able to grab 80.85 points from the judges, their highest ever total -- and the second highest ever, as they lead going into the long program.

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