‘Figure skating general’ Kim Ye-rim (Dankook University) took first place in the short program at the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships.
She became the first Korean player to try to win in the women’s singles event since Yuna Kim in 2009.
In the women’s single short program held on the 10th at the Broadmoor World Arena in Springs, Colorado, USA, Kim Ye-rim scored 39.35 points in technique (TES) and 33.49 points in art (PCS) for a total of 72.84 points and took first place out of 23 contestants.
The score on this day is the highest short program he received in the 2022/23 season. Kim Ye-rim broke the 72.22 points obtained at the NHK Trophy in the 5th Senior Grand Prix competition in November last year by 0.62 points.
Kim Ye-rim once recorded 73.73 points at the Winter World University Games held in Lake Placid, USA last month, but this tournament is not an ISU-sanctioned event, so it remains as an unofficial record.
In the Four Continents Championships, athletes from four continents (Asia, America, Oceania, and Africa) excluding Europe compete. In the short program of the day, Ye-rim Kim was followed by Levito, the representative of the United States, with a score of 71.50, and Chae-yeon Kim (Surigo) of Korea ranked third with a score of 71.39. Last year’s runner-up Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School) finished 6th with 69.13 points. 메이저사이트
Kim Ye-rim, who won a bronze medal in the event last year, started her performance to Max Richter’s ‘Mercy’, the theme song for the short program.
After successfully performing his first jump task, the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump (base score 10.10) and earning a GOE of 1.60 points, he scored 0.75 GOE on the double axel (base score 3.30) and level 4 on the flying camel spin. , etc., and performed neatly, raising confidence.
In the second half, when 10% bonus was added, she jumped a triple flip (basic score 5.83 points) as her last jump, adding 1.36 GOE points. He finished the performance without mistakes until the step sequence (level 4), change foot combination spin (level 4), and sit spin (level 3).
In Korean women’s figure skating, there was no winner after Yuna Kim won the gold medal at the Vancouver competition in 2009, but Yoo Young and Lee Hae-in each won silver medals at the 2020 Seoul competition and last year’s Tallinn competition, and Kim Ye-rim won a bronze medal at the Tallinn competition. .
Through the short program of this competition, Kim Ye-rim will challenge to win the women’s singles championship in 14 years. Kim Chae-yeon and Lee Hae-in are also close to the lead, so a come-from-behind victory is possible depending on the free skating results.
The free skating will be held on the 11th at 10 am.