It was truly a ‘reverse electrode’. Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School) won the first gold medal in women’s single skating at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships in 14 years since Kim Yu-na (33, retired). Lee Hae-in, who placed 6th in the short program, took a thrilling come-from-behind victory with her perfect ‘clean’ performance in her free skating. Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University), who was the ‘short runner-up’, won the silver medal, and Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University), the male figure ‘defending champion’, finished the tournament in 4th place.
On the 11th (Korean time) in the women’s single free skating competition held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Springs, Colorado, USA, Lee Hae-in scored 74.96 technical points (TES) and 66.75 artistic points (PCS), the highest score of the season (total 141.71 points) and 1 climbed on top In the short program the day before, she placed only 6th (69.13 points), but in the free skating she won a dramatic come-from-behind victory (total score 210.84 points) with a perfect performance.
With this, Lee Hae-in tasted the joy of reaching the top for the first time in a major senior event hosted by the ISU. Last year, he won a silver medal in this event.
Lee Hae-in started her performance on the same day to the original soundtrack (OST) of the musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. After neatly performing his first jump, the double axel-double toe loop combination, he performed the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, triple loop, and triple salchow without mistakes. She also received the highest level of 4 in the flying camel spin and flying change foot combination spin, followed by a choreo sequence followed by a triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop and a triple flip. 카지노
After handling the double axel as the last jump, he completed the step sequence (level 4) and change foot combination spin (level 4), finishing with a ‘clean’ performance.
Lee Hae-in, who is called ‘Kim Yuna Kids’, drew attention by coming in third at the 2019 National Men’s and Women’s Figure Skating Comprehensive Championships at the age of 14. She made a name for herself by winning two consecutive ISU Junior Grands Prix events that year, the first time since Kim Yuna.
In the selection round for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, she suffered the pain of being blocked by Yoo Young (19, Suri High School) and Kim Ye-rim, but with this gold medal, she prepared an opportunity for her leap forward again.
On the other hand, Kim Ye-rim, who had high expectations by coming in first place (72.84 points) in the short, scored 136.45 points in the free and finished second (209.29 points). This is her second consecutive medal win following her bronze medal in this event last year. Kim Chae-yeon (Surigo) was ranked 4th (total score 202.39 points).
Meanwhile, Cha Jun-hwan, who was the first Korean figure skater to win two consecutive titles, fell down in the free on the 12th and unfortunately ended up in 4th place (total score of 250.14 points). The championship was won by Miura Gao (Japan, total score 281.53 points), followed by Keegan Massing (Canada, total score 275.57 points) in second place, and Sato Sato (Japan, total score 259.14 points) in third place.