Japan’s Mao Shimada broke a record set by the competitor after whom she was named, 2010 Olympic figure skating silver medalist and three-time best on the planet Mao Asada, in winning the ladies’ lesser figure skating world title Friday.
The “New Mao”, Shimada Mao, is in a post position to secure the lesser ladies’ crown at the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Titles after the short program – however just barely.
Mao Shimada Won the Competition
She turned into the most youthful Japanese victor throughout the entire existence of the lesser big showdowns at 14 years and four months, beating Asada’s 2005 record by one month.
Republic of Korea skater Shin Ji-a by less than six-tenths of a point in Calgary, Canada, after the two skaters were stunned in the short on Wednesday.
Both played out a twofold Axel, triple circle, and triple Lutz-triple toe circle mix in their schedules, with Shimada – who likewise beat Shin at the Lesser Fabulous Prix Last in December – ahead 71.78 to 71.19.
- Shimada’s Japanese partner Nakai Ami was third on 67.28, with Shin’s kindred South Korean Kim Yu-jae fourth.
- Both Shimada and Nakai have the triple Axel in their collections, even though they were confined from playing out the leap in the short program.
- Shimada likewise streaked a fourfold toe circle in her free skate at the Lesser Stupendous Prix Last, which she could rehash in Friday’s free skate.
Those higher-scoring components could have the effect, with Shin not having by the same token.
Prior, American pair Sophia Baram and Daniel Tioumentsev took the matches short program on 66.95 focuses, another individual best score.
Asada won the 2005 Thousand Prix Last at age 15 however was not mature enough to contend at the 2006 Turin Olympics.