6th place in the ‘Miracle Reversal’ short → 1st place in total… Lee Hae-in, last year’s silver medal→gold medal myth
Korean national figure skating representative Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School) won a gold medal at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships 14 years after Kim Yu-na.
Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University), who took first place in the short program the day before, won the silver medal.
On the 11th (Korean time) in the women’s single free skating competition held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Springs, Colorado, USA, Lee Hae-in recorded a season high of 74.96 points in technical score (TES) and 66.75 points in art score (PCS), with a total of 141.71 points, 1 climbed on top
Lee Hae-in, who placed 6th in the short program the previous day with a score of 69.13, scored 210.84 in the total score plus her free skating score.
This is the first time Lee Hae-in has reached the top in a major senior event hosted by the ISU.
In last year’s Beijing Olympics national team selection match, she was unfortunately eliminated behind Kim Ye-rim and Yoo Young (19, Surigo), but Lee Hae-in, who took the silver medal in this event and took the silver medal, took a leap forward this year.
It is the first time since Kim Yu-na in 2009 that a Korean female single player has won the Four Continents Championship.
Lee Hae-in, who had some regrets in her short program jump, made up for all her mistakes by showing a clean performance to the music of the musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’.
Starting with her first jump, the double axel-double toe loop combination jump, she jumped perfectly to the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, triple loop, and triple salchow.
He handled the flying camel spin and flying change foot combination spin at the highest level of difficulty, level 4, followed by the choreo sequence (level 1), triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop, and triple flip without hesitation스포츠토토.
Lee Hae-in, who successfully completed the double axel in the final jump task, smiled broadly after finishing the game with a step sequence (level 4) and a change foot combination spin (level 4).
Kim Ye-rim, who ranked first in the short program (72.84 points), scored 136.45 points with a technical score (TES) of 68.95 points and a artistic score (PCS) of 67.50 points in the free skating, and took second place with a total score of 209.29 points.
Although he regretfully missed the championship, Kim Ye-rim also succeeded in winning two medals in a row by taking a leap forward following last year’s bronze medal at the Four Continents Championships.
Kim Ye-rim handled the early jump tasks smoothly, including the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, double axel, triple loop, and triple flip.
However, in the latter half of the triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop combination jump, it was judged to be under rotated (when the number of rotations in the jump is less than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees), and the triple Salchow only completed two turns. The performance score (GOE) was reduced.
Kim Chae-yeon (Surigo), who competed together, fell once in the free skating and received 131.00 points, and came in 4th with a total score of 202.39.
While Isabo Levito (USA), who placed second in the short program, withdrew from the free skating, the bronze medal went to Japan’s Monet Chiba (204.98 points).
After the match, Lee Hae-in said through her management company, All That Sports, “I came to this competition with the idea of focusing on the process rather than the result. It is a very happy and valuable medal because I quickly forgot my regrets in the short game and showed everything I can do in the free.” “The support you send has been a great source of strength. I will train happily so that there will be good results in the remaining world championships,” he said, expressing his feeling of winning.
Kim Ye-rim also said through her management company, All That Sports, “I won a silver medal following last year’s bronze medal, and I am satisfied with the fact that I am improving. My goal was to perform cleanly, but I think I did everything I could, even if the last mistake was a little regretful.” “I will prepare hard and do my best so that there will be no regrets at the World Championships in March,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lee Hae-in and Kim Ye-rim, who finished the tournament, will return to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 14th (Tuesday).