‘Figure skating general’ Kim Ye-rim, the first Korean female figure skater to win a bronze medal in U competition

‘Figure Skating General’ Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University) became the first Korean female figure skater to rise to the podium at the Winter World University Games (Winter Universiade, hereinafter referred to as Winter U Competition).

Kim Ye-rim received 126.43 points, a combination of 60.61 points in technical score (TES) and 65.82 points in art point (PCS), in the figure skating women’s single short program at the 2023 Winter U Championship held at the Olympic Center 1980 Rink in Lake Placid, New York, USA on the 16th.

Kim Ye-rim, who scored 73.73 points in the short program and 200.16 points in the final, won the valuable bronze medal. With 221.18 points, Mai Mihara (Japan) achieved her streak following her 2019 Krasnoyarsk Games victory. With a score of 217.42, Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) took home the silver medal.

This is the first time that a Korean figure skater has won a medal in the women’s singles event at the Winter U Games. Kim Yu-na (33) did not participate in this event, and Shin Ye-ji (34) ranked 4th at the 2007 Turin, Italy competition, the best result.

In the men’s singles, Jeong Seong-il (54) won the silver medal at the 1991 Sapporo Games.

Kim Ye-rim, who has been on a steep rise this season, won the NHK Trophy at the 5th competition of the International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Senior Grand Prix held in November last year. Having won one gold medal and one silver medal in the two Grands Prix, he also participated in the finals where the top 6 players of the season competed.

At the KB Financial Korea Figure Skating Championships (National Men’s and Women’s All-Around Championships), she finished second. After finishing this tournament, he departed for Lake Placid in the U.S. on the 10th and began training to adapt to the local environment.

Having received his personal best score of 73.73 in the short program the day before, he came in third place. He faltered on several jumps in the free skating, but avoided major mistakes and won the bronze medal. 온라인카지노

Kim Ye-rim appeared on the ice 22nd out of 24 free skaters. He started the race to the soundtrack of the movie ‘Summer of 1942’, a free skating song this season.

In the first jump of the triple lutz + triple toe loop combination jump, attention (indicated by !: caution on using the wrong edge) was pointed out, and a quarter landing (indicated by q: when the number of jump rotations was insufficient at the 90 degree level) was also judged. . In subsequent jumps, it was not possible to avoid underrotated (when the number of jump rotations was less than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees) due to lack of rotation.

Kim Ye-rim, who usually made no big mistakes in this technique, lost 2.24 points.

The double axel that followed went cleanly. However, the landing was not smooth on the triple loop and triple flip. Both jumps were pointed out as underrotated, and 1.95 points were deducted for the triple flip.

In the second half of the jump, where an additional 10% is given, Kim Ye-rim made up for the previous mistake. In the triple flip + double axel sequence, he scored 1.06 points of performance (GOE). However, in the triple lutz + double toe loop + double loop combination jump, a quarter landing decision was made on the first and last jumps. The last jump, the triple salchow, was run without error.

In the change foot combination spin, flying camel spin, and step sequence, she received the highest level, Level 4. The flying change foot combination spin recorded level 3, and the choreosequence featuring Inner Bauer earned a performance score of 1.4 points.

Choi Da-bin (23, Korea Graduate School), who overturned retirement to participate in the U competition, placed 6th with a score of 171.53.

Lee Si-hyung (23, Korea University), who competed in the men’s single free skating held earlier, received 143.58 points, including 71.98 points in technical (TES), 72.6 points in art (PCS) and 1 point in deduction. With a total score of 218.75 combined with a short program score of 75.17, Lee Si-hyung finished the tournament in 6th place.

Cha Young-hyeon (20, Korea University), who received 208.03 points, rose to 7th place.

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