Reporter Jang Bo-in = Figure skating Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School) won the gold medal 14 years after Kim Yu-na (retired) with a come-from-behind victory at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships.
Kim Ye-rim (Dankook University), who also challenged for the gold medal by placing first 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
Having placed 6th in the short program the previous day with 69.13 points, she won the championship with a total score of 210.84 points, including free skating points.
This is the first time Lee Hae-in has reached the top in a major senior event hosted by the ISU. Having won a silver medal in the event last year, he 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 the short program jump, made up for all his mistakes by showing clean performances to the music of the musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’ that day.
Starting with his first jump, the double axel-double toe loop combination jump, he jumped perfectly to the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, triple loop, and triple salchow. 스포츠토토
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 hesitation.
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.
She narrowly missed the championship, but Kim Ye-rim also succeeded in winning her second medal in a row following last year’s bronze medal at the Four Continents Championships.
Kim Ye-rim handled her early jump assignments smoothly, including a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, double axel, triple loop, and triple flip.
However, she was judged under rotated (when the number of rotations of the jump is less than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees) in the latter half of the triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop combination jump, and the triple Salchow was judged to be under rotated two laps. As a result, 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).