, 4 Continental Figure Skating ‘Reverse Victory’
Recorded 14 Years After Kim Yu-Na
Kim Min-Seon, ISU World Cup 500m ‘Gold’
6th consecutive win, 1st place Short Track Short
Track Park Ji-Won, WC 6th 1st place
Korean ice skating prospects sent consecutive victories over the weekend. Figure skating Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who is considered one of the ‘post Kim Yu-na’, won her first ever championship in a senior competition, and Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall), who is called the ‘new ice queen’, won the 500m, her main event, at the World Cup. won the gold medal again. Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), who has emerged as a signboard for men’s short track, also solidified her position by showing off a ‘golden run’.
Lee Hae-in scored a total of 74.96 points in technical score (TES) and 66.75 points in art score (PCS) in the women’s single free skating at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the 11th. With a score of 141.71, he ranked first with the highest score of the season. The day before, she finished sixth in the short program with a score of 69.13, but she won the double event with a total score of 210.84, including the free skate, and took her first career top spot in an ISU major event. It is the first time in 14 years that a Korean female single player has won the Four Continents Championships since Yuna Kim in 2009. Lee Hae-in won her silver medal at the event last year먹튀검증.
This is not the first time Lee Hae-in has set her winning record since Kim Yuna. In 2019, when she was a junior, Lee Hae-in won the 3rd and 6th ISU Junior Grand Prix in a row.
Lee Hae-in has not only walked the flower path. He missed out on his first Olympic Games opportunity by performing poorly in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games qualifying rounds. However, Lee Hae-in, who did not hesitate and polished his skills again, stood tall in his best position and washed away the sadness of not participating in the Olympics. Lee Hae-in said, “It is a very happy and valuable medal because I quickly forgot my regrets in the short game and showed everything I can do in the free play.” I will train happily so that there will be good results in the remaining world championships.”
Kim Ye-rim, who ranked first in the short program (72.84 points), scored 136.45 points in the free skating and took the silver medal with a total score of 209.29 points, following Lee Hae-in. It was regrettable that mistakes overlapped in the free, but Kim Ye-rim also went up a notch with a silver medal this year following last year’s bronze medal in this event.
Meanwhile, in the men’s singles held on the 12th, Cha Jun-hwan finished fourth with a total score of 250.14, following Miura Gao (281.53 points, Japan), Keegan Messing (275.57 points, Canada), and Sato Soon (259.14 points, Japan).
Speed skating Kim Min-sun won the gold medal with a record of 37.90 seconds at the Women’s 500 Division A (Part 1) of the 2022-2023 ISU World Cup 5th held at the Rodova Arena in Tomaszupmazowiecki, Poland on the 11th. Min-sun Kim, who won all her gold medals in her World Cup 1-5 500 m this season, accumulated her World Cup points total of 300, holding her first place in the event rankings.
In addition, Kim Min-seon reached the top in ISU-sponsored competitions six times in a row until the ISU Four Continents Championships last December, and also took first place at the 31st Winter Universiade held last month. Since then, at the 104th National Winter Sports Festival, 500m, she has won the gold medal with a new record of 37.90 seconds, surpassing 38.10 of Lee Sang-hwa (retired) of the ‘Emperor of Ice’.
Park Ji-won, the new leader in men’s short track speed skating, beat Lee Dong-hyun (Uijeongbu Kwangdong High School, 2:17:310) with a record of 2:17:200 in the men’s 1500m final at the 6th competition of the 2022-2023 ISU Short Track World Cup held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 12th. beat and won
With this, Park Ji-won swept the 1500m in all World Cups except for the second one. Including three in the 1000m, he swept eight gold medals in the World Cup individual event alone. Having already confirmed the first place in the World Cup rankings this season in the 5th competition, he has accumulated a total of 968 points to this day, further widening the gap with second place Hong Gyeong-hwan (Goyang City Hall, 634 points).