Javier Fernandez has jumped his way to a Trophee…
The 25-year-old Spanish figure skater, a two-time World champion, landed three quads to post his second win of the season at the Trophee de France and qualify for the Grand Prix Final on Saturday.
Fresh from his win at the Rostelecom Cup last week in Russia, Fernandez led the field after Friday’s short program and dominated the free at the Palais Omnisports.
Skating to the music of Elvis Presley, he opened with a quadruple toe loop, landed a quadruple salchow-double toe loop and followed with a quadruple salchow in the second half of his program.
World and Olympic medalist Denis Ten of Kazakhstan was a distant second, 16.12 points back. Fourth after the short program, Adam Rippon was second in the free and edged out fellow American Nathan Chen for the bronze medal.
The Trophee de France was the fourth event of the series. The Cup of China and the NHK Trophy this month will be the last chances for ice skaters to book their place at the Final.