Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who reached the top in the women’s singles at the International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Four Continents Championships 14 years after ‘Figure Skating Empress’ Yuna Kim, made a golden return.
Lee Hae-in arrived via Incheon International Airport with her gold medal at her Four Continents Championships on the 14th.
Lee Hae-in won the women’s singles at the Four Continents Championships held in Colorado on the 11th, scoring her final total of 210.84 points. 메이저놀이터
Lee Hae-in said she only placed 6th in the short program with a score of 69.13, but she received a total score of 141.71 in the free skating and she wrote an exhilarating come-from-behind drama.
With this, Lee Hae-in became the first female athlete to reach the top at the Four Continents Championships in 14 years since Yuna Kim in 2009. Lee Hae-in, who won the silver medal in the event last year, was delighted to stand on the podium for the second year in a row.
Lee Hae-in, who met with reporters after returning to Korea, said with a bright face, “The Four Continents Championships was the tournament I wanted to participate in the most, so I prepared even harder.” expressed his feelings.
Along with her joy, Lee Hae-in also expressed her gratitude to Yuna Kim, who gave her advice in her spare time.
Lee Hae-in said, “(Kim) Yuna told me that from the beginning to the end, she needed to adjust the dynamics, saying that she was too energetic. She also advised me that her gaze was not correct, so I tried to make up for it.” she said.
Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University), who returned to Korea with Hae-in Lee that day, won a silver medal at the Four Continents Championships, winning two medals in a row. Kim Ye-rim said she placed first in the short program, but missed out on the championship by making a pitiful mistake in the free skating.
Kim Ye-rim said, “It’s a pity that she won the silver medal at the Four Continents Championships, but she achieved a good result by winning two medals in a row. I’m both happy and sad.”
Women’s singles Kim Chae-yeon (17, Surigo), men’s singles Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University), Kyung Jae-seok (23, Kyunghee University), and Lee Si-hyung (23, Korea University), who competed in the Four Continents Championships with Lee Hae-in and Kim Ye-rim, also returned together. come.
Lee Hae-in, Kim Ye-rim, Kim Chae-yeon, and Cha Jun-hwan, who successfully completed the Four Continents Championships, will compete at the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan, starting March 20th, to end the season.