Jin Boyang

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Jin Boyang
Boyang at 2017 WC.jpg
Boyang at 2017 Worlds
Personal information
Native name
Full name Jin Boyang
Country represented China China
Born (1997-10-03) October 3, 1997 (age 19)
Harbin, China
Home town Harbin
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Xu Zhaoxiao
Former coach Jiao Zhongyi
Choreographer Jiang Hailan
Began skating 2006
World standing 5 (As of 8 May 2017)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 303.58
2017 Worlds
Short program 98.64
2017 Worlds
Free skate 204.94
2017 Worlds

Jin Boyang (Chinese: 金博洋; pinyin: Jīn Bóyáng; October 3, 1997) is a Chinese figure skater. He is a two-time World bronze medalist (2016–2017), the 2016 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2017 Asian Winter Games silver medalist, and a four-time (2014–2017) Chinese national champion.[2] 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,[3] the first skater to have landed four quad jumps in a free skate and six quads in a competition,[4][5] and the former record holder of scoring the most amount of points on one element (the quad lutz-triple toe loop combination).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Jin was born on October 3, 1997 in Harbin, China.[7] His parents formerly competed in middle to long-distance running.[8]

Career[edit]

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.[8] His first coach was Wang Junxiang.[8]

2012–13 season[edit]

Jin debuted on the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in the 2012–13 season. After taking gold in France and silver in Slovenia, he finished fifth at the JGP Final and fourth at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy.

2013–14 season[edit]

In the 2013–14 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.

2014–15 season[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, 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 2nd after the short program. However, a 5th-place free skate left him in 4th 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 5th in the short program and first in the free skate.

2015–16 season[edit]

Jin received two 2015–16 Grand Prix assignments.[9] At the 2015 Cup of China, he won the silver medal behind reigning World champion Javier Fernández. 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. At his debut Four Continents Championships, in Taipei, he 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. He placed second overall at this competition behind Canada's Patrick Chan by a narrow difference of 0.38 points. Jin won the bronze medal at the 2016 World Championships in Boston.

Records and achievements[edit]

  • The first skater to have landed six quadruple jumps in the competition.
  • The first skater to have landed four quad jumps in a free skate.
  • The first skater to ever land a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination in a competition.
  • Former record holder of scoring the most amount of points on one element (4Lz+3T, 19.76 points, 2016 Four Continents). Record was broken by Nathan Chen at the 2016-17 GPF.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–2017
2015–2016
[7]
2014–2015
[10]
  • Dragon Racing
    (from How to Train Your Dragon 2)
    by John Powell
  • Tango Amore
    by Edvin Marton

2013–2014
[11]

  • La Bayadère
    by Ludwig Minkus
2012–2013
[12]
  • Charlie Chaplin medley
  • Michael Jackson medley

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[2]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Worlds 3rd 3rd
Four Continents 2nd 5th
GP Final 5th
GP Cup of China 2nd 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Skate America 5th
Asian Games 2nd
International: Junior[2]
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[2]
Chinese NG 4th 1st
Chinese Champ. 6th 4th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 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[edit]

Small medals for short and free programs are awarded only at ISU Championships. ISU personal bests are highlighted in bold.

2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
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
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
Date Event SP FS Total
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
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
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
Date Event Level SP FS Total
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
Date Event Level SP FS Total
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
Date Event Level SP FS Total
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISU-WorldStanding was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Boyang JIN". International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1516/gpchn2015/
  4. ^ http://chnfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015_NationalGrand_Prix-Protocol.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1516/gpf1516/
  6. ^ Boyang Jin Records Highest-Scoring Element in Figure Skating History at Audi Cup
  7. ^ a b "Boyang JIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c Xiong, Wei (14 July 2016). "Featured interview: Boyang Jin (CHN)". International Skating Union. 
  9. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015/16- Men" (PDF). ISU Prod. ISU. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Boyang JIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Boyang JIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Boyang JIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jin Boyang at Wikimedia Commons