Korean female figure skating star Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University) took first place in the short program at the 2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships, raising her chances of winning a medal.

In the women’s single short program held at Broadmoor World Arena in Springs, Colorado, USA on the 10th, Kim Ye-rim scored 39.35 points for technical elements (TES) and 33.49 points for program components (PCS), the highest score of the season (total score 72.84 points). ) and ranked first out of 23.

Starting her performance to Max Richter’s “Mercy,” Yerim Kim got off to a good start by lightly jumping her first jump assignment, a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination jump.

Then, after digesting the double axel, he received the highest level 4 in the flying camel spin, and in the second half, when an additional 10% was added, he showed off a triple flip as the last jump.

Kim Ye-rim finished her performance stably, including the step sequence (level 4), change foot combination spin (level 4), and sit spin (level 3). 안전놀이터

The Four Continents Championships are held every year as a major competition in which players from four continents (Asia, America, Oceania, and Africa) compete. The 2025 competition is scheduled to be held in Seoul.

Kim Chae-yeon (17), who competed together, placed 3rd (total score 70.86 points) with a technical score (TES) of 39.46 points and an art score (PCS) of 31.40 points. ) with 33.11 points, it was ranked 6th (total score 69.13 points).

Kim Ye-rim, who won a bronze medal at this event in Tallinn, Estonia in January last year, increased her chances of winning a second medal in a row. He is aiming for the top spot in the women’s free skating on the 11th.

As a Korean female athlete, Yuna Kim (33, retired) won her gold medal at the 2009 Vancouver Games, the best result. Afterwards, Yooyoung (19) and Lee Haein took second place in the 2020 and 2022 competitions, respectively.

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