2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

The 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held on February 4–9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.[1] Held annually since 1999, the competition featured skaters from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dance.

2020 Four Continents Championships
2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships logo.png
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 4 – 9
Season:2019–20
Location:Seoul, South Korea
Host:Korean Skating Union
Venue:Mokdong Ice Rink
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Yuzuru Hanyu
Ladies' singles:
Japan Rika Kihira
Pair skating:
China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Ice dance:
United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates
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QualificationEdit

Age and minimum TES requirementsEdit

The competition is open to skaters from all non-European member nations of the International Skating Union. The corresponding competition for European skaters is the 2020 European Figure Skating Championships.

Skaters are eligible for the 2020 Four Continents Championships if they turned 15 years of age before July 1, 2019 and have met the minimum technical elements score requirements. The ISU accepts scores if they were obtained at senior-level ISU-recognized international competitions at least 21 days before the first official practice day of the championships.[1]

Minimum technical scores (TES)
Discipline SP / RD FS / FD
Men 28 46
Ladies 23 40
Pairs 25 42
Ice dance 28 44
Must be achieved at an ISU-recognized international event
in the ongoing or preceding season.
SP/RD and FS/FD scores may be attained at different events.

Number of entries per disciplineEdit

Each qualifying member nation may have up to three entries per discipline.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Date Discipline Time Segment
Thursday, February 6 Ice dance 11:00–13:27 Rhythm dance
Pairs 14:15–16:00 Short program
All 17:45 Opening ceremony
Ladies 18:40–21:55 Short program
Friday, February 7 Ice dance 13:30–16:17 Free dance
Men 18:05–21:55 Short program
Saturday, February 8 Ladies 13:10–16:50 Free skating
Pairs 18:15–20:20
Sunday, February 9 Men 11:30–15:25
All 17:30–20:00 Exhibition gala
All times are listed in local time (UTC+09:00).[3]

EntriesEdit

Member nations began announcing their selections in December 2019. The International Skating Union published a complete list of entries on January 16, 2020.

Country Men[4] Ladies[5] Pairs[6] Ice dance[7]
  Australia[8] Jordan Dodds
Brendan Kerry
James Min
Kailani Craine Matilda Friend / William Badaoui
Holly Harris / Jason Chan
Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds
  Canada[9] Keegan Messing
Nam Nguyen
Roman Sadovsky
Emily Bausback
Alicia Pineault
Alison Schumacher
Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus
  China Jin Boyang
Yan Han
Zhang He
Chen Hongyi
Zhu Yi
Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Tang Feiyao / Yang Yongchao
Chen Hong / Sun Zhuoming
Ning Wanqi / Wang Chao
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
  Chinese Taipei Micah Tang
Tsao Chih-i
Amy Lin
Jenny Shyu
  Hong Kong Harrison Jon-Yen Wong Cheuk Ka Kahlen Cheung
  Japan[10] Yuzuru Hanyu
Yuma Kagiyama
Kazuki Tomono
Wakaba Higuchi
Rika Kihira
Kaori Sakamoto
Riku Miura / Ryuichi Kihara Rikako Fukase / Eichu Cho
Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
  Kazakhstan Aiza Mambekova Maxine Weatherby / Temirlan Yerzhanov
  Mexico Donovan Carrillo Andrea Montesinos Cantú
  Philippines Christopher Caluza
Edrian Paul Celestino
Alisson Krystle Perticheto Isabella Gamez / David-Alexandre Paradis
  South Korea[11] Cha Jun-hwan
Lee June-hyoung
Lee Si-hyeong
Kim Ye-lim
Lim Eun-soo
You Young
Yura Min / Daniel Eaton
  Thailand Micah Kai Lynette
  United States[12] Jason Brown
Tomoki Hiwatashi
Camden Pulkinen
Karen Chen
Amber Glenn
Bradie Tennell
Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson
Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim
Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Changes to preliminary assignmentsEdit

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
January 22, 2020 Pairs   Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor N/A
February 2, 2020 Ladies   Yi Christy Leung N/A
  Chloe Ing N/A

Medal summaryEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest overall placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Yuzuru Hanyu   Jason Brown   Yuma Kagiyama
Ladies   Rika Kihira   You Young   Bradie Tennell
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Ice dance   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Small medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest short program or rhythm dance placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Yuzuru Hanyu   Jin Boyang   Jason Brown
Ladies   Rika Kihira   Bradie Tennell   You Young
Pairs   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Ice dance   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

Medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest free skating or free dance placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Yuzuru Hanyu   Jason Brown   Yuma Kagiyama
Ladies   Rika Kihira   You Young   Bradie Tennell
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson
Ice dance   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Medals by countryEdit

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan2013
2  United States1124
3  China1102
4  Canada0112
5  South Korea0101
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short/rhythm segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan2002
2  United States1214
3  Canada1012
4  China0213
5  South Korea0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan2013
2  United States1135
3  China1102
4  Canada0101
  South Korea0101
Totals (5 nations)44412

RecordsEdit

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition:

Event Component Skaters Score Date Ref
Men Short program   Yuzuru Hanyu 111.82 February 7, 2020 [13]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Yuzuru Hanyu   Japan 299.42 1 111.82 1 187.60
2 Jason Brown   United States 274.82 3 94.71 2 180.11
3 Yuma Kagiyama   Japan 270.61 5 91.61 3 179.00
4 Jin Boyang   China 267.67 2 95.83 5 171.84
5 Cha Jun-hwan   South Korea 265.43 6 90.37 4 175.06
6 Nam Nguyen   Canada 251.60 9 85.24 6 166.36
7 Kazuki Tomono   Japan 251.05 7 88.22 7 162.83
8 Keegan Messing   Canada 243.93 4 94.03 10 149.90
9 Tomoki Hiwatashi   United States 240.78 8 88.09 9 152.69
10 Yan Han   China 239.41 11 82.32 8 157.09
11 Camden Pulkinen   United States 226.82 10 84.66 11 142.16
12 Brendan Kerry   Australia 213.11 12 76.70 14 136.41
13 Zhang He   China 210.06 15 71.58 12 138.48
14 Lee Si-hyeong   South Korea 203.50 16 67.00 13 136.50
15 Donovan Carrillo   Mexico 201.09 13 73.13 16 127.96
16 Roman Sadovsky   Canada 200.50 17 65.87 15 134.63
17 Lee June-hyoung   South Korea 198.95 14 72.74 17 126.21
18 Christopher Caluza   Philippines 171.45 20 60.70 18 110.75
19 James Min   Australia 167.81 21 59.71 19 108.10
20 Edrian Paul Celestino   Philippines 167.65 18 65.11 21 102.54
21 Micah Kai Lynette   Thailand 156.71 23 50.77 20 105.94
22 Harrison Jon-Yen Wong   Hong Kong 155.30 22 56.98 22 98.32
23 Tsao Chih-i   Chinese Taipei 152.80 19 62.50 24 90.30
24 Jordan Dodds   Australia 148.78 24 50.74 23 98.04
Did not advance to free skating
25 Micah Tang   Chinese Taipei 45.91 25 45.91 N/A

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Rika Kihira   Japan 232.34 1 81.18 1 151.16
2 You Young   South Korea 223.23 3 73.55 2 149.68
3 Bradie Tennell   United States 222.97 2 75.93 3 147.04
4 Wakaba Higuchi   Japan 207.46 5 72.95 5 134.51
5 Kaori Sakamoto   Japan 202.79 4 73.07 8 129.72
6 Kim Ye-lim   South Korea 202.76 7 68.10 4 134.66
7 Karen Chen   United States 201.06 8 67.28 6 133.78
8 Lim Eun-soo   South Korea 200.59 6 68.40 7 132.19
9 Amber Glenn   United States 190.83 9 65.39 9 125.44
10 Alicia Pineault   Canada 173.55 10 57.09 10 116.46
11 Chen Hongyi   China 167.26 11 56.81 11 110.45
12 Kailani Craine   Australia 161.15 13 54.93 13 106.22
13 Zhu Yi   China 155.41 12 55.53 14 99.88
14 Alison Schumacher   Canada 150.73 18 42.55 12 108.18
15 Emily Bausback   Canada 147.23 14 49.10 15 98.13
16 Andrea Montesinos Cantú   Mexico 135.24 15 47.40 18 87.84
17 Jenny Shyu   Chinese Taipei 134.80 16 44.95 16 89.85
18 Alisson Krystle Perticheto   Philippines 129.99 19 40.67 17 89.32
19 Cheuk Ka Kahlen Cheung   Hong Kong 121.29 17 44.73 20 76.56
20 Amy Lin   Chinese Taipei 116.97 20 40.29 19 76.68
21 Aiza Mambekova   Kazakhstan 107.68 21 37.91 21 69.77

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   China 217.51 3 73.17 1 144.34
2 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   China 213.29 2 75.96 2 137.33
3 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Canada 201.80 1 76.36 4 125.44
4 Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson   United States 196.15 4 67.76 3 128.39
5 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea   United States 186.20 7 62.65 5 123.55
6 Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud   Canada 177.58 6 62.97 6 114.61
7 Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau   Canada 171.32 8 57.87 7 113.45
8 Riku Miura / Ryuichi Kihara   Japan 167.50 9 57.45 8 110.05
9 Isabella Gamez / David-Alexandre Paradis   Philippines 127.43 10 47.34 9 80.09
WD Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim   United States withdrew 5 63.14 withdrew from competition
WD Tang Feiyao / Yang Yongchao   China withdrew withdrew from competition

Ice danceEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Madison Chock / Evan Bates   United States 213.18 2 85.76 1 127.42
2 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Canada 210.18 3 83.92 2 126.26
3 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   United States 208.72 1 85.95 3 122.77
4 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu   China 196.75 4 77.45 4 119.30
5 Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha   Canada 192.11 5 76.43 6 115.68
6 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker   United States 188.49 7 71.93 5 116.56
7 Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus   Canada 174.41 6 73.32 7 101.09
8 Yura Min / Daniel Eaton   South Korea 163.26 8 64.38 8 98.88
9 Holly Harris / Jason Chan   Australia 161.05 10 62.83 9 98.22
10 Chen Hong / Sun Zhuoming   China 158.70 9 63.22 11 95.48
11 Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto   Japan 157.20 11 61.45 10 95.75
12 Ning Wanqi / Wang Chao   China 145.22 12 59.18 12 86.04
13 Rikako Fukase / Eichu Cho   Japan 143.94 14 58.13 13 85.81
14 Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds   Australia 143.59 13 58.30 14 85.29
15 Matilda Friend / William Badaoui   Australia 137.36 15 55.80 16 81.56
16 Maxine Weatherby / Temirlan Yerzhanov   Kazakhstan 132.27 16 50.33 15 81.94

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020: Announcement". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ "Entries for ISU Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating Championships 2020". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2020: Competition Schedule". Korean Skating Union. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "ISU Four Continents Championships 2020: Men". International Skating Union. January 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "ISU Four Continents Championships 2020: Ladies". International Skating Union. January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "ISU Four Continents Championships 2020: Pairs". International Skating Union. January 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "ISU Four Continents Championships 2020: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. January 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "International Assignments 2019/2020". Ice Skating Australia. December 2019.
  9. ^ "Skate Canada names teams for 2020 ISU Championships" (Press release). Skate Canada. January 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2020" (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. December 22, 2019.
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  13. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Men – Short Program Score". International Skating Union. February 7, 2020.

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