– Lee Hae-in, 14 years after Kim Yu -na’s victory at the ISU Four Continents Championships in 2009
– 2 consecutive medals following last year’s silver medal
– Kim Ye-rim, 4 Continents Championships medals for 2 consecutive years
, Sehwa Girls’ High School) wrote a dramatic drama in free skating and reached the top of the International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Four Continents Championships 14 years after Kim Yu-na (33, retired).
Lee Hae-in scored 74.96 points in technical score (TES) and 66.75 points in art (PCS) in the women’s single free skating at the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Four Continents Championships held at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, USA on the 11th (Korean time). The total score was 141.71 points.
She won her gold medal with a final total of 210.84 combined with a short program score of 69.13.
Lee Hae-in, who had placed only 6th in the short program the day before, had a perfect performance in the free skating.
Kim Ye-rim, who led the short program, finished runner-up with a total score of 209.29. Chiba Moe (Japan), who received 204.98 points, won the bronze medal, and Kim Chae-yeon (17, Surigo) ranked fourth with 202.39 points.
Lee Hae-in finished third in the first and second qualifying rounds of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. He unfortunately missed out on the right to qualify for the Olympics, which took two tickets. However, at the Four Continents Championships held in January of last year, he won the silver medal and shaken off his disappointment.
He finished fourth in both ISU Grand Prix events this season, but won this event.
He won two consecutive championships in the Junior Grand Prix event in 2019, his junior year. However, after advancing to the senior stage, he failed to reach the podium at the Grand Prix event. He won the silver medal at the Four Continents Championships last year and this year’s gold medal, and was thrilled to reach the top of the ISU major tournament for the first time.
He placed third in both the President’s Cup ranking match held in December last year and the comprehensive championship last month. After showing a steep rise in recent domestic competitions, she achieved a thrilling come-from-behind victory in free skating at the Four Continents Championships.
Lee Hae-in got off to a good start 메이저놀이터by performing his first jump assignment, a double axel + triple toe loop combination jump, cleanly. For this technique, he received a combined score of 8.64, a base score of 7.5 and a GOE of 1.14.
In the subsequent triple lutz + triple toe loop combination jump, he earned a high performance score of 1.35 points. The triple loop also received a performance score of more than 1 point (1.05 points), and the triple salchow did not shake.
Even in the second half of the jump, where a 10% bonus was given, Lee Hae-in continued to rise. The triple lutz + double toe loop + double loop combination jump was performed cleanly, and the triple flip and double axel, the last jump, were also performed without mistakes.
The non-jumping element was also perfect. In all three spin elements (flying camel spin, flying change foot combination spin, and change foot combination spin), she received the highest level of level 4, and did not miss level 4 in the long-term step sequence. In the choreo sequence, a high performance score of 1.43 was obtained.
Lee Hae-in, who finished the game without any major mistakes, responded to the applause of the fans with a bright smile as if satisfied.
Kim Ye-rim, who appeared at the very end, made the mistake of making a double on the last jump, a triple salchow. She also placed 3rd in the free skating in the triple lutz + double toe loop + double loop combination jump, where she was judged as underrotated on the first jump (if the number of jump rotations was between 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees).
Kim Ye-rim, who wavered at the end of her program, eventually finished the event with her silver medal. Although she missed out on the gold medal that Kim Ye-rim had in front of her, she managed to win her second medal in a row following her bronze medal last year.
She also competed in seven international competitions this season and achieved the achievement of reaching the podium in all competitions except for the Grand Prix Final.
Meanwhile, Isabo Levito (USA), who was a strong candidate for the championship, withdrew due to poor physical condition ahead of the free skating.