Asian Open Trophy 2021 – Preview

The fifth of the nine Challenger Series events is Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy and takes place in Beijing, China from the 12th-17th October. It is also the Olympic Test Event.

Despite being announced as a Challenger event, the competition doesn’t actually fulfil the requirements to be considered one. With the lack of competitors in the Ice Dance and Pairs disciplines, and Challengers needing at least 3 disciplines to fulfil participant quotas, it fails to reach this threshold.

Here’s a rundown of who you can expect to see competing at this event and some information about them.

Ice dance

Team Country Notable Results Nationals Program Information World Standing
Hong Chen / Zhuoming Sun China Mentor Torun Cup 2020 - 6th (163.45) RD: More/More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix) / FD: All I Ask Of You (Phantom Of The Opera)/Overture 55th
Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu China 4CC 2020 - 4th (196.75) RD: Elvis Presley medley / FD: Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends 12th

Women

Skater Country Notable Results Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps World Standing
Hengxin Jin China JGP Courchevel 2019 - 10th (149.85, J) SP: Fisherman's Harvest Song / FS: Pocahontas (soundtrack) 3T+3T 189th
Yi Zhu China 4CC 2020 - 13th (155.41) SP: Paint it Black / FS: Sunset Boulevard 3Lo+1Eu+2F 128th
Jenni Saarinen Finland Finlandia Trophy 2019 - 4th (181.20) SP: Claire de lune 3T+3T 66th
Kristina Isaev Germany Challenge Cup 2021 - 5th (161.99) SP: Black Swan/Swan Lake / FS: The Mummy (soundtrack) 3Lz+2T+2Lo
Nicole Schott Germany Golden Spin 2019 - 3rd (182.71) SP: Adios Nonino / FS: Rain, In Your Black Eyes 3F+3T 28th
Joanna So Hong Kong Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - 21st (135.78) SP: Good To Mama (Chicago) / FS: Phantom Of The Opera 2A+2T+2Lo
Mai Mihara Japan Winter Universiade 2019 - 1st (220.68) 5th SP: I Dreamed A Dream / FS: Fairy of the Forest/Galaxy (piano version) 3Lz+3T
Kaori Sakamoto Japan WTT 2021 - 2nd (228.07) 2nd SP: Now We Are Free (Gladiator) / FS: No More Fight Left In Me/Tris 3F+3T 9th
Tzu-Han Ting Chinese Taipei Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - 10th (157.21) SP: Twilight (soundtrack / FS: Aladdin (soundtrack) 3F+3T+2T 191st

Pairs

Team Country Notable Results Nationals Program Information World Standing
Cheng Peng / Yang Jin China GPF 2018 - 2nd (216.90) SP: Piano & I: Moonlight Sonata/No One / FS: The Banquet (soundtrack) 4th
Wenjing Sui / Cong Han China Worlds 2019 - 1st (234.84) SP: Mission Impossible 2 Orchestra Suite: Part 1 / FS: Bridge Over Troubled Water 3rd
Yuchen Wang / Yihang Huang China Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - 6th (162.69) SP: Go Now / FS: The Lone Ranger (soundtrack) 41st
Siyang Zhang / Yongchao Yang China SP: Bee Gees medley / FS: Les Miserables (soundtrack)

Men

Skater Country Notable Results Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps World Standing
Yudong Chen China JGP Egna 2019 - 6th (205.16, J) SP: Hero (soundtrack) / FS: The Grand Budapest Hotel (soundtrack) 3Lz+3T / 3A 102nd
Boyang Jin China 4CC 2019 - 2nd (273.51) SP: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (soundtrack) / FS: Invocacion y Danza/Bolero 4Lz+3T 11th
Zhiming Peng China Asian Open Trophy 2019 - 11th (140.83) SP: Surrounded On All Sides / FS: Spectre (soundtrack) 4S+2T
Lap Kan Yuen Hong Kong Winter Universiade 2019 - 22nd (148.36) SP: Schindler's List (soundtrack) / FS: Notre-Dame De Paris (soundtrack) 3T+2T
Yuma Kagiyama Japan Worlds 2021 - 2nd (291.77) 3rd SP: When You're Smiling / FS: Gladiator (soundtrack) 4S+3T 4th
Shun Sato Japan JGPF 2019 - 1st (255.11, J) 5th SP: The Four Seasons: Summer / FS: The Phantom of the Opera 4T+3T / 4Lz 30th
Junhwan Cha South Korea 4CC 2020 - 5th (265.43) 1st SP: Fate of the Clockmaker/Cloak and Dagger / FS: Popoli de Pekino/Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot/Nessun Dorma 3A+!Eu+3S / 4S 13th
Sihyeong Lee South Korea Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - 5th (229.14) 2nd SP: Prince Igor / FS: Carmen Suite 4S 40th
Deniss Vasiljevs Latvia Nordics Open 2020 - 1st (241.25) SP: Sarakiz: II. Romanza/The Battle Drums / FS: Romeo and Juliet 4S / 3A+3T 16th
Lukas Britschgi Switzerland Worlds 2021 - 15th (225.55) SP: Keeping Me Alive / FS: Labrinth medley 4T / 3Lz+3T 33rd

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