The hopes of Korean figure skating ice dance, Lim Hae-na (19) and Quan-ye (22) performed in front of domestic spectators.
Team Im Hae-na and Quan-ye received 102.33 points in the ice dance junior group 1 free dance at the KB Financial Korea Figure Skating Championship 2023 (77th National Men’s and Women’s Figure Skating Championships) held at the indoor ice rink in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do on the 6th.
With a total score of 169.45 combined with the 67.12 points in the rhythm dance held the previous day, Hae-na Im and Quan-ye took first place in the ice dance junior division, beating Jini Kim (Gumi Middle School) and Namu Inu (Seongseo Middle School), who scored 125.59 points.스포츠토토
The team Haena Lim and Quanye won the first round of the Junior Grand Prix held in Courchevel, France last August. For the first time in the history of Korean ice dancing, those who reached the top in an ISU major event won a silver medal at the Junior Grand Prix Final, the ‘Wangjungwangjeon’ in December.
Those who change the history of Korean ice dance one by one have participated in a domestic competition for the first time in a long time. The team of Lim Hae-na and Quan-ye, who played the match receiving applause from the crowd, responded with a bright smile.
After the game, Haena Lim said, “Being able to see the spectators in front gave me energy and strength. So it was really fun to play.” “I’m happy to play in Korea without regret in front of the crowd,” said Quan-Ye.
Lim Hae-na and Quan-ye, who had teamed up since last season, have rapidly grown into a top-notch junior team this season. Regarding the reason for further growth this season, Lim Hae-na said, “As we skated for a long time, our relationship got better and we became much closer friends. I think this is the reason why I was able to skate better.”