“We plan to make a program for the next season with choreographers Sherine Vaughn and Rory Nicole. I want to give it to you.”
Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who has emerged as a new signboard for Korean figure skating women’s singles in the 2022-2023 season, revealed plans for preparing for the new season.
On the 28th, Lee Hae-in had a joint interview at the Taereung Indoor Ice Rink in Nowon-gu, Seoul. At this meeting, he confided about his recent situation and preparations for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
He ran breathlessly last season, and at the end of the season, he received a ‘record report card of all time’. She won a gold medal last month at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships and a silver medal at the World Championships that followed.
At the World Team Trophy, a national team competition in figure skating that ended in Tokyo, Japan on the 16th, she took first place in both the women’s single short program and free skating. Having contributed greatly to Korea’s silver medal win, he ended the 2022-2023 season with this tournament.
Regarding his recent situation, Lee Hae-in said, “After the team trophy, he skated almost every day without a day off.” He continued, “I went to school after a long time, but just sitting with my friends was new.”
Lee Hae-in’s performance at the beginning of last season was not good. He couldn’t maintain normal condition due to a foot injury and flu, and his jump success rate and quality were not good. He failed to win a medal, finishing fourth in both Grand Prix events in which he participated.
Lee Hae-in confessed, “To be honest, at the beginning of the season, I thought it could be a bad season.” He continued, “But the season wasn’t over, so I worked hard and didn’t give up. Thanks to that, it led to good results and I was proud.”
Among the competitions he participated in in the 2022-2023 season, he cited the 3rd French Grand Prix competition, which only finished in 4th place, as the most memorable competition. Regarding the reason for choosing this event unexpectedly, Lee Hae-in said, “The first thing I remember was the French Grand Prix. That time was the hardest, but that made me want to go to the Four Continents Championships and the World Championships.”
The second most memorable competition was the World Championships. Lee Hae-in said, “When I competed in the Junior World Championships, I placed second in the short program. But in the free skating, I made a mistake and missed the medal.” ” said
Lee Hae-in, who picked the world team trophy next, said, “I went with the thought of having fun rather than being nervous. I was happy because my grades were good, and I was happy with my birthday in front of the crowd, but it was the first time in my life that I received congratulations from so many people.”
In particular, at the World Team Trophy, Lee Hae-in beat Kaori Sakamoto (Japan), who is currently world number 1 in the women’s singles figure skating world and the winner of the World Championships. At the party held after the official Team Trophy tournament, the two encouraged each other and took pictures.
Lee Hae-in looked back, saying, “(Kaori Sakamoto) has been a player I’ve liked since 2016. I was not good at Skate America, the first round of the Grand Prix, but I found something to learn from Sakamoto’s double axel rather than frustration.”온라인카지노
Next month, Lee Hae-in will go to the United States to receive his new program choreography for the next season. This time, he works with international choreographers Sherine Vaughn and Laurie Nicole (above Canada).
Also, he plans to practice the triple axel, which he has been polishing for a long time. Lee Hae-in explained, “After the team trophy, I couldn’t practice the triple axel, but I have to train again. I believe that the success rate will increase if I practice a lot, and I will try to put it in next season.”
“It was a successful jump (during practice), and I decided to practice it again because I wanted to put a new jump (in the program) during my career as a player. There is no 100% guarantee that it will be included in the program next season, but I will try to do it anyway.” I made up my mind.
The rapid growth of young juniors was also a good stimulus for Lee Hae-in. He pledged to compete in good faith, saying, “There are more junior players who are good at it. Looking at those players, I thought I should do better, and I was proud and motivated.”