“Only what I have to do.”
‘Figure skating general’ Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University) challenged herself to hunt for the first gold medal in the new year. Kim Ye-rim will compete in the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Figure Skating Championships held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado, USA for six days from the 7th to 6th.
Kim Ye-rim, whom she met prior to her departure through Incheon International Airport on the 5th, had a calm yet bright expression. He said 안전놀이터, “As much as she prepared hard, I hope she can show everything. I will do my best by focusing only on what I can do, just like I have been doing until now.”
Kim Ye-rim is aiming for a gold medal in this event for the first time in 14 years. If she does make it to the top, she will become the first female athlete since Yuna Kim in 2009 to win the women’s singles event. She has no small burden, but she says Ye-rim Kim will focus on what she ‘should do’.
He said, “As it is a championship game, the competitiveness of other players is also good. It seems that the practice of the day will be the most important for her. First of all, she doesn’t get deducted from her jumps, and she cares about improving the quality. Other than that, I want to show good acting until the end so that she can get good marks in the entire program,” she said.
Colorado is famous for its highlands. Kim Ye-rim said, “She trained in Colorado about five years ago, but in fact, her memory is fuzzy,” she laughed, and she said, “What I can do as much as I can now is physical strength and physical condition management. I am concentrating on that part,” she smiled.
Kim Ye-rim’s start in the 2022-2023 season is good. She competed in two ISU Grand Prix events, where she won gold and silver medals. She is the first Korean athlete to reach the top in an ISU Grand Prix event in 13 years since Kim Yuna. With her rise in the Grand Prix, Kim Ye-rim also participated in the final competition.
Her propaganda continued. She was Kim Ye-rim’s first ever participant in her life, and at the Winter Universiade event, she placed third and became the first Korean figure skating women’s singles medalist to win a medal, so she ‘stands tall’.
In her endless schedule, Kim Ye-rim said, “First of all, she focused most on managing her physical strength. Even if she goes, she has to manage her condition and physical strength well,” she said. “The season felt particularly long, but she had a really happy time in it. She will work hard and work hard until the end,” she said with strength.
Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who is leaving the country together, is determined to shake off the regret of last year’s runner-up. He said, “As this is the right to participate after preparing really hard for her selection, I want to do my best with a heart that enjoys it without regret, putting meaning in the process rather than the result.