Kim Chae-yeon scored 70.31 points in the short program of Skate Canada, the second competition of the 2023-2024 ISU Senior Grand Prix in Vancouver, Canada, on the 28th (Korea Standard Time), including 38.30 points in technical score (TES) and 32.01 points in art score (PCS).
Kim Chae-yeon was ranked second after Sakamoto Kaori (Japan, 75.13 points), the bronze medalist at the Beijing Winter Olympics and the winner of the world championship in March, who led the short program.
Kim Chae-yeon, who is 4.02 points ahead of Japan’s Reno Matsuike (66.29 points), who finished third in the short program, will be able to develop her dream of her first medal in her senior Grand Prix debut through free skating scheduled for the 29th.
Kim Chae-yeon, who won the bronze medal at the 2022 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in December last year, is a rising star who showed her potential in the senior stage by ranking fourth at the Four Continents Championships in February and sixth at the World Championships in March.
Kim Chae-yeon, who made her senior Grand Prix debut through a short program on the day, showed a clean performance without deduction.
Kim Chae-yeon, who scored 0.85 points in the first task, double axel (basic point 3.30), cruised with 1.18 points in the subsequent triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump (basic point 10.10).
Kim Chae-yeon, who played the flying camel spin at the highest level of difficulty, was disappointed that the last jump, triple flip (5.83 basic point), resulted in attention (caution of using edge), but GOE scored 0.45 points.
Kim Chae-yeon treated the layback spin as a level 3 and finished her acting by receiving a level 4 in both the step sequence and the change foot combination spin.