Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu
“I wouldn’t say this is my best free program ever,” he said. Even the look on his face at the conclusion of his free skate was intensely focused rather than celebratory. It's possible Chen and Hanyu won't face off again until December's Grand Prix Final — or perhaps even until the Olympics. He rallied with a spectacular free skate to climb from 17th place to fifth. Their free skate to “Both Sides Now” displayed both sides of the discipline: sharp technique and creative artistry.
The Latest: Junior Grand Prix figure skating canceled
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming season. Citing increased travel and entry restrictions, the international governing body for the sport said Monday it could not sanction the series. Potential international junior events could be held if the pandemic developments and situation change and allow for the safe organization of them. The ISU said it would provide financial assistance for such events, with preference given to venues that were a part of the canceled series. The ISU Council will meet online on Aug. 3 to further evaluate events for the 2020-21 season.