No costume malfunction this time around, but the same result nonetheless. China’s Han Yan wins his second JGP title in as many weeks with a commanding free skate that gave him the gold at Trofeo Walter Lombardi, the sixth event in the Junior Grand Prix series. American Jason Brown adds a silver medal to his collection, which now totals three JGP medals.
WATCH: Han Yan free skate
After his sleeve went undone last week during his free skate, Yan opted for the rolled-up sleeve look for his Milano free skate. And this time, with the exception of a step-out on his quad toe, he skated a clean program with six triples. He finished with a final total of 219.37, a full 25 points over Brown.
Brown’s free skate was technically less demanding, no triple axel or quad, and he landed five clean triples with two underrotated triples in the second half of his free skate. Still, he was comfortably in the silver medal position. Both Yan and Brown, by virtue of their finishes in Milano, qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final in December.
WATCH: Jason Brown free skate
South Korean bronze medalist June-Hyoung Lee took the bronze with a six-triple free skate and a final score of 176.48. After a disastrous short program, Russia’s Artur Dmitriev landed two triple axels to finish third in the free skate and fourth overall. American Jay Yostanto finished fifth.
WATCH: June-Hyoung Lee free skate
MEN (final standings)
1. Han Yan CHN – 219.37
2. Jason Brown USA – 194.28
3. June-Hyoung Lee KOR – 176.48
4. Artur Dmitriev RUS – 174.19
5. Jay Yostanto USA – 164.27
6. Martin Rappe GER – 152.51
7. Luiz Manella BRA – 149.03
8. Maurizio Zandron ITA – 143.19
9. Noah Scherer SUI – 137.79
10. Christophe Belley-Lemelin CAN – 137.54
11. Saverio Giacomelli ITA – 131.99
12. Igor Reznichenko UKR – 125.87
13. Filippo Ambrosini ITA – 125.64
14. Victor Bustamante ESP – 125.31
15. Ondrej Spiegl SWE – 125.08
16. Marco Zakouril CZE – 116.32
17. Yoji Tsuboi JPN – 114.79
18. Shu Nakamura JPN – 113.71
19. Vlad Ionescu ROU – 107.80
20. Oliver Porter AUS – 96.67
21. Krysztof Gala POL – 96.24
22. Julian Zhi Jie Yee MAS – 92.95
23. Leonardo Maekawa Moreno MEX – 92.84
24. Lap Kan Yuen HKG – 81.46
25. Suchet Kongchim THA – 80.30
26. Adil Zharbolov KAZ – 71.34
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