2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

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2018 Four Continents Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:January 22 – 28
Season:2017-18
Location:Taipei, Taiwan
Host:Chinese Taipei Skating Union
Venue:Taipei Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
China Jin Boyang
Ladies' singles:
Japan Kaori Sakamoto
Pair skating:
United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Ice dance:
United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
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The 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 22–28, 2018.[1] Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Qualification[edit]

This competition is open to skaters from all non-European member nations of the International Skating Union. Skaters must have reached the age of 15 before July 1, 2017 to participate. The corresponding competition for European skaters is the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships.

Each National Federation from the four represented regions are permitted to send up to three skaters/couples for each discipline. National Federations can select their entries based on their own criteria, as long as the selected skater/couples attains a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international senior event prior to the Four Continents.

Minimum TES[edit]

The ISU stipulates that the minimum scores must be achieved at an ISU-recognized senior international competition in the ongoing or preceding season, no later than 21 days before the first official practice day.[2]

Minimum technical scores (TES)[2]
Discipline SP / SD FS / FD
Men 25 45
Ladies 20 36
Pairs 20 36
Ice dance 19 29
SP and FS scores may be attained at different events.

Entries[edit]

Member nations began announcing their selections in December 2017.

Country Men[3] Ladies[4] Pairs[5] Ice dancing[6]
 Australia Andrew Dodds
Brendan Kerry
Mark Webster
Kailani Craine
Brooklee Han
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor Matilda Friend / William Badaoui
Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds
 Canada[7] Elladj Balde
Nam Nguyen
Kevin Reynolds
Alaine Chartrand
Michelle Long
Alicia Pineault
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch
Sydney Kolodziej / Maxime Deschamps
Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe
Sarah Arnold / Thomas Williams
Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus
 China Jin Boyang
Yan Han
Zhang He
Li Xiangning
Zhao Ziquan
Song Linshu / Sun Zhuoming
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
 Chinese Taipei[8] Micah Tang [ja]
Chih-I Tsao
Amy Lin
 North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
 Hong Kong Leslie Man Cheuk Ip [ja]
Harry Hau Yin Lee [ja]
Harrison Jon-Yen Wong
Joanna So
 Japan[9] Takahito Mura
Keiji Tanaka
Shoma Uno
Mai Mihara
Satoko Miyahara
Kaori Sakamoto
Riku Miura / Shoya Ichihashi
Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara
Rikako Fukase / Aru Tateno
Misato Komatsubara / Timothy Koleto
Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed
 Kazakhstan Abzal Rakimgaliev
Denis Ten
Aiza Mambekova
Elizabet Tursynbayeva
 Malaysia Kai Xiang Chew
Julian Zhi Jie Yee
 Mexico Donovan Carrillo
 South Korea An Geon-hyeong
Lee June-hyoung
Lee Si-hyeong
Choi Da-bin
Kim Ha-nul
Park So-youn
Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kangchan Kam Yura Min / Alexander Gamelin
 Singapore Chloe Ing
 Thailand Micah Kai Lynette Thita Lamsam
Natalie Sangkagalo
 United States[10] Max Aaron
Jason Brown
Grant Hochstein
Starr Andrews
Mariah Bell
Angela Wang
Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc
Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons
 Uzbekistan Misha Ge

Changes to initial assignments[edit]

Announced Country Discipline Initial Replacement Reference
January 10, 2018  Singapore Ladies Yu Shuran None [4]
January 13, 2018  United States Men Ross Miner Grant Hochstein [10]
January 13, 2018  United States Ladies Ashley Wagner Angela Wang [10]
January 17, 2018  Japan Pairs Narumi Takahashi / Ryo Shibata None [5]
January 17, 2018  South Korea Men Cha Jun-hwan An Geon-hyeong [3]
January 19, 2018  China Pairs Sui Wenjing / Han Cong None [5]
January 19, 2018  China Pairs Peng Cheng / Jin Yang None [5]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Jin Boyang  China 300.95 2 100.17 1 200.78
2 Shoma Uno  Japan 297.97 1 100.49 2 197.45
3 Jason Brown  United States 269.22 4 89.78 3 179.44
4 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 260.31 3 90.68 5 169.63
5 Max Aaron  United States 255.45 6 84.15 4 171.30
6 Misha Ge  Uzbekistan 248.96 8 82.27 7 166.69
7 Kevin Reynolds  Canada 241.50 13 74.65 6 166.85
8 Elladj Balde  Canada 238.20 12 75.17 8 163.03
9 Nam Nguyen  Canada 237.52 7 84.09 10 153.43
10 Yan Han  China 227.93 5 84.74 12 143.19
11 Grant Hochstein  United States 226.39 15 70.80 9 155.59
12 Takahito Mura  Japan 225.41 10 76.66 11 148.75
13 Brendan Kerry  Australia 219.95 9 79.57 14 140.38
14 Lee June-hyoung  South Korea 211.86 16 69.93 13 141.93
15 Denis Ten  Kazakhstan 210.82 11 75.30 15 135.52
16 Julian Zhi Jie Yee  Malaysia 197.68 17 68.45 16 129.23
17 Chih-I Tsao  Chinese Taipei 195.21 14 72.57 19 122.64
18 Donovan Carrillo  Mexico 185.91 22 59.07 17 126.84
19 Zhang He  China 184.82 19 63.62 20 121.20
20 An Geon-hyeong  South Korea 180.26 23 56.67 18 123.59
21 Andrew Dodds  Australia 177.81 18 63.69 23 114.12
22 Lee Si-hyeong  South Korea 177.07 20 62.65 22 114.42
23 Abzal Rakimgaliev  Kazakhstan 175.58 21 60.77 21 114.81
24 Leslie Man Cheuk Ip  Hong Kong 150.23 24 53.80 24 96.43
Did not advance to free skating
25 Micah Kai Lynette  Thailand 53.29 25 53.29 N/A
26 Harrison Jon-Yen Wong  Hong Kong 52.78 26 52.78 N/A
27 Kai Xiang Chew  Malaysia 50.92 27 50.92 N/A
28 Mark Webster  Australia 49.45 28 49.45 N/A
29 Harry Hau Yin Lee  Hong Kong 43.98 29 43.98 N/A
30 Micah Tang  Chinese Taipei 43.05 30 43.05 N/A

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Kaori Sakamoto  Japan 214.21 2 71.34 1 142.87
2 Mai Mihara  Japan 210.57 3 69.84 2 140.73
3 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 207.02 1 71.74 3 135.28
4 Choi Da-bin  South Korea 190.23 5 62.30 4 127.93
5 Mariah Bell  United States 185.84 4 62.90 5 122.94
6 Kim Ha-nul  South Korea 173.10 6 61.15 8 111.95
7 Starr Andrews  United States 172.65 7 60.61 7 112.04
8 Alaine Chartrand  Canada 172.41 8 59.86 6 112.55
9 Angela Wang  United States 161.04 9 58.97 11 102.07
10 Li Xiangning  China 160.40 10 57.01 10 103.39
11 Park So-youn  South Korea 159.48 12 53.05 9 106.43
12 Elizabet Tursynbayeva  Kazakhstan 156.19 11 56.52 13 99.67
13 Alicia Pineault  Canada 152.81 14 51.53 12 101.28
14 Brooklee Han  Australia 150.65 13 52.29 14 98.36
15 Michelle Long  Canada 147.50 17 49.77 15 97.73
16 Kailani Craine  Australia 141.04 16 50.79 16 90.25
17 Zhao Ziquan  China 139.01 18 48.78 17 90.23
18 Amy Lin  Chinese Taipei 137.40 15 51.14 18 86.26
19 Chloe Ing  Singapore 129.70 19 45.30 20 84.40
20 Aiza Mambekova  Kazakhstan 121.00 20 36.87 19 84.53
21 Joanna So  Hong Kong 107.69 21 35.51 21 72.18
22 Natalie Sangkagalo  Thailand 93.61 22 33.50 22 60.11
23 Thita Lamsam  Thailand 79.33 23 28.26 23 51.07

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea  United States 194.42 3 65.74 1 128.68
2 Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc  United States 190.61 1 66.76 2 123.85
3 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik  North Korea 184.98 4 65.25 3 119.73
4 Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch  Canada 179.00 5 64.50 5 114.50
5 Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay  United States 178.38 6 60.93 4 117.45
6 Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor  Australia 178.10 2 66.45 6 111.65
7 Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe  Canada 159.73 9 54.70 7 105.03
8 Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara  Japan 157.27 7 56.95 8 100.32
9 Sydney Kolodziej / Maxime Deschamps  Canada 153.57 8 56.18 9 97.39
10 Riku Miura / Shoya Ichihashi  Japan 126.19 10 44.25 10 81.94
WD Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kangchan Kam  South Korea withdrew from competition

Ice dance[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SD FD
1 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker  United States 174.29 1 69.08 1 105.21
2 Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus  Canada 164.96 3 65.11 2 99.85
3 Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed  Japan 163.86 2 65.27 3 98.59
4 Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter  United States 160.12 4 62.83 4 97.29
5 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu  China 158.21 5 62.36 5 95.85
6 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons  United States 155.30 6 60.18 6 95.12
7 Yura Min / Alexander Gamelin  South Korea 151.38 7 60.11 7 91.27
8 Sarah Arnold / Thomas Williams  Canada 140.10 9 52.50 8 87.60
9 Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker  Canada 139.48 8 57.21 10 82.27
10 Misato Komatsubara / Timothy Koleto  Japan 138.18 10 52.45 9 85.73
11 Rikako Fukase / Aru Tateno  Japan 124.02 12 47.15 11 76.87
12 Song Linshu / Sun Zhuoming  China 122.53 11 50.34 12 72.19
13 Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds  Australia 115.62 13 45.42 13 70.20
14 Matilda Friend / William Badaoui  Australia 92.05 14 33.09 14 58.96

Medals summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men China Jin Boyang Japan Shoma Uno United States Jason Brown
Ladies Japan Kaori Sakamoto Japan Mai Mihara Japan Satoko Miyahara
Pairs United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea United States Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
Ice dancing United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker Canada Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus Japan Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Japan Shoma Uno China Jin Boyang Japan Keiji Tanaka
Ladies Japan Satoko Miyahara Japan Kaori Sakamoto Japan Mai Mihara
Pairs United States Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc Australia Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Ice dancing United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker Japan Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed Canada Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men China Jin Boyang Japan Shoma Uno United States Jason Brown
Ladies Japan Kaori Sakamoto Japan Mai Mihara Japan Satoko Miyahara
Pairs United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea United States Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
Ice dancing United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker Canada Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus Japan Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed

Medals by country[edit]

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)2114
2 Japan (JPN)1225
3 China (CHN)1001
4 Canada (CAN)0101
5 North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)2226
2 United States (USA)2013
3 Australia (AUS)0101
 China (CHN)0101
5 Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)2114
2 Japan (JPN)1225
3 China (CHN)1001
4 Canada (CAN)0101
5 North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

References[edit]

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