11 November 2023

Yuetong Zhang gets her ticket to Paris

Yuetong Zhang from China was the sensational winner of the ticket to Paris through the Asian Olympic qualifier in Jakarta. Last year, she was #14 and #15 in the Youth World Championship and this year she has, on average, been #31 out of 11 World Cups. From the complete results, we can see that she was #5 in the qualification and then #4 in the semifinal before she made the best run of her life in the final. In the end, she was just 1.4 points ahead of Miho Nonaka and 6.5 points above Futaba Ito, both from Japan. Complete results

Before this competition I didn’t think I could make it. I don’t know what to say, it’s all a bit too fast, but right now it is exciting and surprising. It is a dream come true. I thought maybe the best I could do here was a podium and the gold was impossible because there are many strong girls. The Japanese and Korean girls, and China has another strong girl in the final, so I’m really surprised.
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