Jin Boyang

 

 

 

Jin Boyang (Chinese: 金博洋; pinyin: Jīn Bóyáng; Mandarin pronunciation: [tɕín pwǒ jǎŋ]; born October 3, 1997) is a Chinese figure skater. He is a two-time World bronze medalist (2016–2017), the 2018 Four Continents champion, a two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2016, 2019), the 2017 Asian Winter Games silver medalist, and a five-time (2014–2017, 2019) Chinese national champion.[1] He is the first Chinese skater to medal in the men's singles at the World Figure Skating Championships. On the junior level, he is the 2015 World Junior silver medalist and the 2013 JGP Final champion.

Jin is the first skater to ever land a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination in international competition,[2] the first skater to have landed four quad jumps in a free skate and six quads in international competition,[3][4] and the former record holder of scoring the most points on one element (the quad lutz-triple toe loop combination).[5]

 

Jin Boyang
Boyang at 2017 WC.jpg
Boyang at 2017 Worlds
Personal information
Native name 金博洋
Full name Jin Boyang
Country represented China China
Born (1997-10-03) October 3, 1997 (age 21)
Harbin, China
Home town Harbin
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Xu Zhaoxiao
Fu Caishu
Former coach Jiao Zhongyi
Chen Xiujing
Wang Junxiang
Choreographer Lori Nichol
Began skating 2003
World standing 10 (2018–19)
8 (2017–18)
7 (2016–17)
13 (2015–16)
32 (2014–15)
32 (2013–14)
60 (2012–13)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 273.51
2019 Four Continents Championships
Short program 92.17
2019 Four Continents Championships
Free skate 181.34
2019 Four Continents Championships

 

 


Personal life

Jin was born on October 3, 1997, in Harbin, China.[6] His parents formerly competed in middle to long-distance running.[7] Jin enrolled at the Harbin Institute of Physical Education in 2013 and graduated in 2017.[8][9] He enjoys electronics, music, and the internet.[10]

Career

Early years

Jin started skating at age seven and a half, having become interested in the activity when he attended one of Shen/Zhao's ice shows.[7] His first coach was Wang Junxiang.[7]

2012–2013 season: JGP debut

Jin debuted on the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in the 2012–2013 season. After taking gold in France and silver in Slovenia,[11][12] he finished fifth at the JGP Final and fourth at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy.

2013–2014 season: First national title

In the 2013 JGP series, Jin won his assignments in Latvia and Estonia and then obtained gold at the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan. He won his first senior national title at the Chinese Championships. He finished sixth at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014–2015 season: Silver medal at Junior Worlds

Jin won both of his Junior Grand Prix events, in Slovenia and Japan, and was the top qualifier for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where he placed second after the short program. However, a fifth-place free skate left him in fourth overall. He won his second national title at the Championships. Jin concluded his season with a silver medal at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, having placed fifth in the short program and first in the free skate.

2015–2016 season: Senior international debut

Jin received two 2015 Grand Prix assignments.[13] At the 2015 Cup of China, he won the silver medal behind reigning World champion Javier Fernández.[14] He became the first man to land a quad lutz triple toe and also the first to land a quad lutz with a positive GOE.[15] At the 2015 NHK Trophy, Jin took silver behind reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, thus qualifying for the 2015 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, where he finished fifth.[16] At the 13th National Winter Games of China, he represented the city of Harbin and finished first in both short program and free skate.[17][18] Making his Four Continents debut, in Taipei, Jin landed a total of six quadruple jumps in his programs and achieved new personal bests in his short program, free skate, and combined total scores. With a quad lutz, quad salchow, and two quad toe loops in his free skate, he also became the first skater to land three kinds of quads in a single program, and ultimately placed second overall behind Canada's Patrick Chan by a narrow difference of 0.38 points.[19][20] At the 2016 World Championships in Boston, Jin won the bronze medal and became the first Chinese man to medal in men's singles at the World Championships.[21]

2016–2017 season: Second bronze at Worlds

Jin placed fifth at the 2016 Skate America and won silver at the 2016 Cup of China. He ranked seventh in the series standings and thus did not qualify for the 2016–2017 Grand Prix Final.[22] Later in the season, at the Chinese National Championships, Jin placed second in the short program but rebounded in the free, and was able to win his fourth straight national title.[23]

Jin repeated as world bronze medalist at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, achieving new personal bests in his short, free, and overall combined total scores.[24] His average program components score increased almost a whole point per component compared to the previous year, an almost unprecedented one-year improvement.

2017–2018 season: Olympic debut

Jin started his season at the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy. He placed second in the short program, third in the free skate and won the gold medal overall.[25] His Grand Prix assignments for this season were 2017 Cup of China and 2017 Skate America. Jin reportedly had injured his right ankle, as the head coach of the Chinese national team, Hongbo Zhao, said in an interview after the Cup of China that Jin competed with a foot injury.[26] Jin confirmed that he sprained both of his ankles due to loose boot laces.[27][28] He placed second at the Cup of China[29] and fourth at the Skate America.[30] He withdrew from the Grand Prix Final and the Chinese Championships due to the ankle injuries.[31][32]

At 2018 Four Continents, his first competition post injury, Jin surpassed 100 points in the short program for the first time internationally, with a score of 100.17.[33] In the free skate he scored 200.78 points[34], for an overall score of 300.95, surpassing the 200 and 300 point barrier once again and winning the gold medal over 2017 World silver medalist Shoma Uno.[35]

Jin placed fourth at the 2018 Winter Olympics,[36] only 7.47 points behind third place finisher Javier Fernández.[37] His placement is the highest of any Chinese athlete competing in men's single skating in Olympic history so far. At the 2018 World Championships, he placed fourth in the short program but dropped to nineteenth overall after ranking twenty-third in the free skate.[38]

2018–2019 season

Over the summer it was initially announced that Jin would be moving to train with Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. However, these plans were subsequently called off, with Shen Xue stating on behalf of the Chinese Skating Association that Jin was "more familiar with the training environment and methods in China."[39]

Debuting on the Grand Prix series for the season, Jin performed poorly, placing fifth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki and ninth at the 2018 Internationaux de France. After winning the Chinese national title again, he competed at the 2019 Four Continents Championships, where he placed third in the short program and second in the free skate, winning the silver medal overall.[40]

Records and achievements

  • The first skater to have landed six quadruple jumps in the competition.[41]
  • The first skater to have landed four quad jumps in one free skate.[41]
  • The first skater to ever land a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination in a competition.[42]
  • The first skater to land a quad lutz with a positive GOE.

Programs

SeasonShort programFree skatingExhibition
2018–2019
[10]
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    performed by Peter Frampton
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • Hable con ella
    (from Talk to Her)
    by Alberto Iglesias
  • Ciudad de las Ideas
    by Vicente Amigo
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • Angel
    by Westlife

  • A Love Before Time
    (from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
    by Tan Dun
    performed by Yo-Yo Ma
2017–2018
[6]
  • A Love Before Time
    (from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
    by Tan Dun
    performed by Yo-Yo Ma
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
Star Wars medley
  • Mars
    (from The Planets)
    by Gustav Holst
  • Cantina Band
    (from Star Wars: A New Hope)
    by John Williams
  • Guardians of the Whills Suite
    (from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
    by Michael Giacchino
  • The Throne Room/Finale
    (from Star Wars: A New Hope)
    by John Williams
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • A Love Before Time[43]
    (from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
    by Tan Dun
    performed by Yo-Yo Ma

  • Spiderman Theme[44]
    (Junkie XL Remix)
    performed by Michael Bublé
2016–2017
[45]
  • Spiderman Theme
    (Junkie XL Remix)
    performed by Michael Bublé
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • La Strada
    by Nino Rota
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
  • Nitro (Cowboy)
    by Dick Dale
2015–2016
[42]
  • Tango Amore
    by Edvin Marton
    choreo. by Justin Dillon
  • Dragon Racing
    (from How to Train Your Dragon 2)
    by John Powell
    choreo. by Justin Dillon
  • Chimes
    by Hudson Mohawke
  • Technologic
    by Daft Punk
2014–2015
[46]
  • Tango Amore
    by Edvin Marton
    choreo. by Justin Dillon
  • Dragon Racing
    (from How to Train Your Dragon 2)
    by John Powell
    choreo. by Justin Dillon
  • Tango Amore
    by Edvin Marton

  • La Bayadère
    by Ludwig Minkus
2013–2014
[47]
  • La Bayadère
    by Ludwig Minkus
    choreo. by Hailan Jiang
  • Charlie Chaplin medley
    choreo. by Hailan Jiang
  • Michael Jackson medley

  • La Bayadère
    by Ludwig Minkus
2012–2013
[48]
  • Chambermaid Swing
    by Parov Stelar
    choreo. by Hailan Jiang
  • Charlie Chaplin medley
    choreo. by Hailan Jiang
  • Michael Jackson medley

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[1]
Event10–1111–1212–1313–1414–1515–1616–1717–1818–19
Olympics               4th  
Worlds           3rd 3rd 19th 5th
Four Continents           2nd 5th 1st 2nd
GP Final           5th   WD  
GP France                 9th
GP Finland                 5th
GP Cup of China           2nd 2nd 2nd  
GP NHK Trophy           2nd      
GP Skate America             5th 4th  
CS Finlandia               1st  
Asian Games             2nd    
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds     4th 6th 2nd        
JGP Final     5th 1st 4th        
JGP Estonia       1st          
JGP France     1st            
JGP Japan         1st        
JGP Latvia       1st          
JGP Slovenia     2nd   1st        
Asian Trophy   1st J.              
National[1]
Chinese NG   4th       1st      
Chinese Champ. 6th 4th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st WD 1st
Team events
World Team
Trophy
            5th T
7th P
   
Team Challenge
Cup
          3rd T
6th P
     
J. = Junior level; TBD: Assigned; WD: Withdrew
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results

 
Boyang at the 2015-16 Grand Prix Final

Small medals for short and free programs are awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals are awarded for team results only.

2018–19 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 9
84.26
5
178.45
5
262.71
February 7-10, 2019 2019 Four Continents Championships 3
92.17
2
181.34
2
273.51
December 27–30, 2018 2019 Chinese Championships 1
98.01
1
204.58
1
302.59
November 23–25, 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 7
79.41
10
129.48
9
208.89
November 1–3, 2018 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki 3
85.97
5
141.31
5
227.28
2017–18 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
March 19–25, 2018 2018 World Championships 4
95.85
23
127.56
19
223.41
February 14–23, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 4
103.32
5
194.45
4
297.77
January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 2
100.17
1
200.78
1
300.95
November 24–26, 2017 2017 Skate America 6
77.97
4
168.06
4
246.03
November 3–5, 2017 2017 Cup of China 2
93.89
5
170.59
2
264.48
October 6–8, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 2
87.15
3
165.45
1
252.60
2016–17 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 3
97.98
7
174.63
5T/7P
272.61
March 29 – April 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 4
98.64
3
204.94
3
303.58
February 19–26, 2017 2017 Asian Winter Games 1
92.86
2
187.22
2
280.08
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 4
91.33
5
176.18
5
267.51
December 24–25, 2016 2017 Chinese Championships 2
73.98
1
174.88
1
248.86
November 18–20, 2016 2016 Cup of China 1
96.17
2
182.37
2
278.54
October 21–23, 2016 2016 Skate America 8
72.93
4
172.15
5
245.08
2015–16 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
March 28 – April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 5
89.86
3
181.13
3
270.99
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 1
98.45
2
191.38
2
289.83
January 28–29, 2016 2016 Chinese National Winter Games 1
87.34
1
196.62
1
283.96
December 26–27, 2015 2016 Chinese Championships 1
88.55
1
187.57
1
276.12
December 10–13, 2015 2015–16 Grand Prix Final 3
86.95
5
176.50
5
263.45
November 27–29, 2015 2015 NHK Trophy 2
95.64
2
170.79
2
266.43
November 6–8, 2015 2015 Cup of China 2
90.05
2
171.18
2
261.26

Junior level

 
Boyang at the 2012–13 Junior Grand Prix Final
2014–15 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
March 2–8, 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 5
72.85
1
156.85
2
229.70
December 27–28, 2014 2015 Chinese Championships Senior 1
87.24
1
180.24
1
267.48
December 11–14, 2014 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 2
75.30
5
125.72
4
201.02
September 11–14, 2014 2014 Junior Grand Prix, Japan Junior 1
70.88
1
151.04
1
221.92
August 27–30, 2014 2014 Junior Grand Prix, Slovenia Junior 2
72.21
1
147.96
1
220.17
2013–14 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
March 10–16, 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 2
71.51
6
132.13
6
203.64
December 28–29, 2013 2014 Chinese Championships Senior 3
71.00
1
158.18
1
229.18
December 5–8, 2013 2013–14 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 5
68.42
1
150.31
1
218.73
October 9–12, 2013 2013 Junior Grand Prix, Estonia Junior 2
69.06
1
141.79
1
210.85
August 28 – September 1, 2013 2013 Junior Grand Prix, Latvia Junior 2
63.19
2
126.60
1
189.79
2012–13 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
February 27 – March 3, 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 6
62.82
4
129.76
4
192.58
December 20–21, 2012 2013 Chinese Championships Senior 1
75.84
5
127.20
3
203.04
December 6–9, 2012 2012–13 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 6
60.73
5
127.22
5
187.95
September 27–29, 2012 2012 Junior Grand Prix, Slovenia Junior 6
58.10
2
128.35
2
186.45
August 22–25, 2012 2012 Junior Grand Prix, France Junior 1
62.98
1
131.15
1
194.13
2011–12 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
January 1–4, 2012 2012 Chinese National Games Senior 3
71.95
5
133.57
4
205.52
September 20–23, 2011 2012 Chinese Championships Senior 4
62.86
5
130.78
4
193.64
August 23–26, 2011 2011 Asian Trophy Junior 1
58.00
1
119.14
1
177.17
  • ISU personal bests are highlighted in bold.

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