Figure skater Chen Hongyi tops the ladies short program at Cup of China

World and Four Continents competitor Chen Hongyi performed to her level and topped the ladies short program with 64.63 points on the first day of the 2020 Cup of China.

The 18-year-old Chen, the top favorite in the ladies' event in this year's Shiseido Cup of China, joined the national team in 2018 and competed in the 2019 World Championship. She ranked No. 11 at the 2020 Four Continents and has been one of the key players the Chinese figure skating national team selected for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.