Josh Farris leads at Junior Worlds
Skating to “Clair de Lune”, Farris nailed a triple Axel, a triple flip-triple toe, the required triple Lutz and picked up a level four for his three spins. The 17-year-old scored 75.43 points. “I felt really good about the performance. I think a couple of things could have been better, but overall this was probably my best all year and I couldn’t ask for more.”
Yan’s routine to “Waltz No.2” by Dmitri Shostakovitch featured a triple Axel, triple flip-triple toe combination, triple Lutz and a level-four flying sit spin. The ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist posted a new seasons best of 74.88 points. “I performed up to my level today and I’m happy with that. The spins could have been a bit better, though. Overall I think the level of the competition is higher than last year”, the 15-year-old pointed out.
Ten opened his program to Rachmaninov’s Elegie op. 3 with a triple Axel, followed by a triple flip-triple toe and a triple Lutz. But the flying sit was wobbly and the combination spin was graded a level one. The skater from Kazakhstan scored 73.78 points. “I am not too happy with my performance, the spins didn’t work out so well. I hope to do better in the free skating”, Ten commented. “I want to skate well and in Kazakhstan we didn’t have yet a medalist, so it would be nice to win a medal and to do something for the history of Kazakhstan figure skating”, he added.
Jason Brown (USA) came fourth at 70.20 points. He turned in a clean performance as well with a double Axel, triple flip-triple toe and triple Lutz. Zhan Bush (RUS) finished fifth after stepping out on his triple Axel (65.21 points) and He Zhang (CHN) placed sixth (64.63 points).