Alex Kam

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Alex Kam
Personal information
Native name
Full nameAlex Kang-chan Kam
Alternative namesKam Kang-chan
Country representedSouth Korea South Korea
Born (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995 (age 23)
Queenstown, New Zealand
Home townSeoul, South Korea
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Former partnerKim Kyu-eun
Kim Ye-ri
CoachLaureano Ibarra
Former coachShin Hea-sook, Lee Eun-hee Lee, Christy Krall, Joanne McLeod
ChoreographerTom Dickson, Jill M. Harvey
Training locationsColorado Springs
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total149.72
2017 CS Autumn Classic
Short program55.02
2017 CS Autumn Classic
Free skate94.70
2017 CS Autumn Classic
Alex Kam
Hangul
감강찬
Hanja
甘強燦
Revised RomanizationGam Gangchan
McCune–ReischauerKam Gangchan

Alex Kang-chan Kam (born 23 May 1995) is a South Korean figure skater. He has represented South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. As a single skater, he competed in the free skate at the 2012 Four Continents Championships. In 2015, he switched to pair skating, teaming up with Kim Kyu-eun in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Alex Kang-chan Kam was born on 23 May 1995, in Queenstown, New Zealand.[1] He is the elder brother of Korean ice dancer Richard Kang-in Kam.[2]

Career[edit]

Single skating[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, Kam made his international senior debut at the 2011 NRW Trophy.[2] He was assigned to the 2012 Four Continents Championships and finished 17th in his first ISU Championship appearance.[3]

In the following year, Kam performed at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, titled "Dream of Snowman".[2]

In the 2013–14 season, Kam placed first in the junior men's event at the Asian Figure Skating Trophy, held in Bangkok, Thailand. It was his first medal at an ISU sanctioned competition.[3]

Pairs[edit]

Following the 2014–15 season, Kam switched to pair skating with Kim Ye-ri. The duo won the Korean test competition for the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) selection in August, and they were granted two assignments.[4] In September, they made their international debut at the JGP in Colorado Springs, Colorado,[5] placing 6th at the competition.[6]

Kam and Kim Kyu-eun debuted internationally at the Sarajevo Open in early February 2016. The following season, they moved up to the senior level, placing 5th at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, and were assigned to the 2017 Four Continents Championships.

Programs[edit]

With Kim Kyu-eun[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2016–2017
[1]
  • The Impossible Dream

With Kim Ye-ri[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2015–2016
[7]

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
2012–2013
  • Libiamo ne' lieti calici
    (from La traviata)
    by Giuseppe Verdi
2011–2012
[8]
  • Kashmir
    by Led Zeppelin
Jazz mix
2010–2011
  • La Bohemia
    by Tango Consipracy
Jazz mix
  • Calloway Boogie
  • Minnie the Moocher
  • Come on with the "Come On"
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Kim Kyu-eun[edit]

International[9]
Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Olympics 22nd
World Champ. 26th
Four Continents 15th WD
CS Autumn Classic 5th 5th
Asian Games 5th
Cup of Nice 3rd
International: Junior[9]
Bavarian Open 5th J
Sarajevo Open 1st J
National[9]
South Korean Champ. 3rd 1st
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

Pairs with Kim Ye-ri[edit]

International[6]
Event 2015–16
JGP United States 6th
JGP Austria 12th
National
South Korean Champ.

Single skating[edit]

International[3]
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Four Continents 17th
NRW Trophy 16th
International: Junior[3]
Asian Trophy 6th J 1st J
National[3]
South Korean Champ. 2nd J 2nd J 4th 6th
J = Junior level

Detailed results[edit]

Pairs with Kyu-eun Kim[edit]

2017–2018 season
Date Event SP FS Total
14–23 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (pairs) 22
42.93
22
42.93
9–12 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 10
52.10
9T
22–28 January 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships WD WD WD
5–7 January 2018 2018 South Korean Championships 1
51.88
1
87.66
1
139.54
11–15 October 2017 2017 International Cup of Nice 4
53.43
3
102.83
3
156.26
20–23 September 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic 6
55.02
5
94.70
5
149.72
10–13 August 2017 2017 Québec Summer Championships 7
50.66
6
91.76
6
142.42
2016–2017 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–26 February 2017 2017 Asian Winter Games 6
46.64
5
95.24
5
141.88
15–19 February 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 15
41.06
15
77.85
15
118.91
6–8 January 2017 2017 South Korean Championships 1
49.30
3
78.27
3
127.57
28 September – 1 October 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic 5
43.88
5
79.36
5
123.24
2015–2016 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
17–21 February 2016 Bavarian Open Junior 4
41.06
6
61.92
5
102.98
4–7 February 2016 Sarajevo Open Junior 1
39.26
1
80.76
1
120.02

with Kim Ye-ri[edit]

2015–2016 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
9–13 September 2015 2015 JGP Austria Junior 12
32.89
11
65.66
12
98.55
[10]
2–5 September 2015 2015 JGP United States Junior 3
46.46
6
78.10
6
124.56
[11]

Single skating[edit]

2013–2014 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
3–5 January 2014 2014 South Korean Championships Senior 6
56.66
7
108.08
6
164.74
[12][13]
8–11 August 2013 2013 Asian Figure Skating Trophy Junior 1
56.53
1
106.92
1
163.45
[14]
2012–2013 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
2–6 January 2013 2013 South Korean Championships Junior 6
41.80
4
94.82
4
136.62
2011–2012 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
7–12 February 2012 2012 Four Continents Championships Senior 16
52.12
15
101.95
17
154.07
[15]
4–8 January 2012 2012 South Korean Championships Junior 2
44.80
2
83.01
2
127.81
[16]
29 November – 4 December 2011 2011 NRW Trophy Junior 13
49.43
20
78.73
16
128.30
[17]
29 November – 4 December 2011 2011 Asian Trophy Junior 7
36.09
6
80.07
6
116.16
[18]
2010–2011 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
12–16 January 2011 2011 South Korean Championships Junior 2
45.41
2
83.97
2
129.38
[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyueun KIM / Alex Kang Chan KAM: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c 전, 영지 (9 January 2013). "[스페셜올림픽]개막식의 두영웅,감강찬-황석일"투게더 위캔!"" [[Special Olympic] Two heroes at the opening ceremoney, Kam Kang Chan and Hwang Seok Il "Together we can!"]. Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alex Kang Chan KAM: Competition Results". International Skating Union. 27 July 2014.
  4. ^ 이, 영호 (2 August 2015). "최다빈, 피겨 주니어그랑프리 파견 선발전 우승" [Choi Da-bin won the JGP selection test] (in Korean). Yonhap.
  5. ^ 김, 성원 (4 August 2015). "김예리-감강찬, 첫 국제대회 페어스케이팅 쇼트 3위" [Kim Ye Ri and Kam Kang Chan, SP 3rd at the first international competition]. Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  6. ^ a b "Ye Ri KIM / Alex Kang Chan KAM: Competition Results". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Ye Ri KIM / Alex Kang Chan KAM: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Alex Kang Chan KAM: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012.
  9. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Kyueun KIM / Alex Kang Chan KAM". International Skating Union.
  10. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of Austria 2015: Entries/Results". International Skating Union. 12 September 2015.
  11. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Colorado Springs 2015: Entries/Results". International Skating Union. 5 September 2015.
  12. ^ "2014 South Korean Figure Skating Championships Results and Protocols: 1st Day". Korean Skating Union. 3 January 2014.
  13. ^ "2014 South Korean Figure Skating Championships Results and Protocols: 3rd Day". Korean Skating Union. 5 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2013: Entries/Results". Figure Skating Association of Thailand. 8 August 2013. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013.
  15. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figures Skating Championships 2012: Entries/Results". International Skating Union. 12 February 2012.
  16. ^ "2012 South Korean Figure Skating Championships Results and Protocols". Korean Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
  17. ^ "NRW Trophy for Figure & Pair Skating 2011: Entries/Results". Skating Union of North Rhine-Westphalia. 1 December 2011.
  18. ^ "Asian Figure Skating Trophy 2011: Entries/Results". Hong Kong Skating Union. 27 July 2011.
  19. ^ "2011 South Korean Figure Skating Championships Results and Protocols". Korean Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011.

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