Junhwan Cha: “I was skeptical about myself as I started this season, but my skepticism turned into confidence after this year’s Worlds.”
Short interview with Junhwan Cha about Worlds, his hobbies and studies.
source: koreajoongangdaily.joins.com dd 20 April 2023 by Ko Bong-Jun and Paik Ji-Hwan
Junhwan Cha: I was skeptical about myself as I started this season. I was worried whether I could even do well, but my skepticism turned into confidence after this year’s World Championships.
I had to replace my ice skate because it broke right before the competitions. I made mistakes every time I attempted the triple jump that I did in the latter part of the free skate, but I was able to succeed after I focused on physical strength in my training.
About hobbies and studies
Initially Cha didn’t dream of becoming a figure skater. He was a child actor until he first put on a skate when he was a second grader.
Junhwan Cha: I think I would have been just acting because I don’t sing well. I would probably be involved in TV dramas or movies.
The Covid-19 pandemic began in my first year in the university in 2020. I had a fantasy about my university life, but I did not even have a chance to visit school because a lot of classes went online.
Junhwan has recently started learning dancing after watching an entertainment show about street dance.
Junhwan Cha: Dance and skating are similar. I want to learn street dance whenever I have spare time and really want to show it at a gala exhibition.
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