Come-from-behind victory from 6th to 1st… Lee Hae-in’s first gold medal since Kim Yuna


At the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Lee Hae-in won a thrilling come-from-behind victory from 6th to 1st, winning the gold medal 14 years after Kim Yuna. Kim Ye-rim, who placed first in the short, won the silver medal.

This is reporter Joo Young-min.


Lee Hae-in, who bowed her head after a sluggish 6th place in the short program yesterday (10th), is determined to fly up in the free skating today.

She gave her full 메이저놀이터performance to the musical The Phantom of the Opera.

Her first jump started with a double axel-triple toe loop and she soared spectacularly, earning extra points on every jump.

Lee Hae-in, who increased her confidence as she repeated her jumps, succeeded in her last jump double axel and put on a smile on her face, and she completed her performance by stepping and spinning with more powerful gestures. After that, she clenched her fists and cheered.

After Lee Hae-in, who received a total of 210.84 points, jumped from 6th place to 1st place and put pressure on her, the top players made a series of mistakes afterwards, and even Kim Ye-rim, who was ranked first in the short, was shaken.

Kim Ye-rim made the mistake of handling her late triple salchow with two laps to go, and Hae-in Haein eventually sealed her gold medal ahead of Kim Ye-rim by 1.55 points.

[Lee Hae-in/National Figure Skating Representative: I tried not to feel pressured, and I was really happy to show everything I could do. Thank you for your support.]

Last year at the Four Continents Championships, 2nd place Lee Hae-in and 3rd place Kim Ye-rim climbed the stairs side by side, and the national anthem rang for the first time in 14 years since Kim Yu-na at the women’s singles awards ceremony.

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