China's Jin Boyang wins silver in ISU Four Continents Championships
Updated 14:07, 11-Feb-2019
Sports Scene

China's Jin Boyang failed to retain his title in the men's final at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Anaheim, California on Saturday and had to settle for a silver medal. 

Jin's third place in the short program and second in the free skate wasn't enough to overcome Japan's Shoma Uno, who clinched the gold medal.

Jin Boyang of China, Shoma Uno of Japan and Vincent Zhou of the U.S. (L-R) stand on the podium during the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, February 9, 2019. /VCG Photo

Jin Boyang of China, Shoma Uno of Japan and Vincent Zhou of the U.S. (L-R) stand on the podium during the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, February 9, 2019. /VCG Photo

Jin was the last to appear in the free skate after a total of 24 skaters went before him. Performing to the soundtrack from the Spanish movie "Talk to her," Jin made a mistake in a landing after an opening quadruple jump, but that didn't deter him too much. He eventually finished the rest of the routine smoothly.

The solid performance from the 21-year-old saw him set a season's personal best of 181.34 points in the free skate which ensured second with a total of 273.51.

Olympic silver medalist Uno was one place behind Jin after the short program. Skating to "Moonlight Sonata" by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Japanese's whole performance was impeccable. 

He notched up 197.36 points from his best outing this season. As a result of that, the 21-year-old's overall points shot up to 289.12 points and eventually helped him win the title. American skater Vincent Zhou took the bronze.