Lee Hae-in (19, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who returned home with a gold medal around her neck, remembered the advice of Kim Yuna, the ‘Queen of Figure Skating’.
Lee Hae-in said, “(Kim) Yuna gave me advice before participating in this competition,” while returning to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 14th. He also pointed out that the gaze was not correct. I tried to supplement the part that Yuna unnie advised.”
Lee Hae-in took first place in the women’s singles at the ‘2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships’ held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, USA on the 11th (Korean time). She only placed 6th in the short program (69.13 points), but received a total of 141.71 points in the free skating, with a total score of 210.84, beating first place Kim Ye-rim (20, Dankook University) in the short program and winning the gold medal.메이저놀이터
Lee Hae-in, who was content with her silver medal last year, finally stood atop the podium.
Lee Hae-in, who stood in front of reporters at the return home, held up the gold medal and said, “I thought I was dreaming when I saw my name at the top of the leaderboard. I’m glad it wasn’t a dream. I didn’t bite the gold medal, but it was heavier than other medals. It’s like that.” He smiled broadly.
It has been 14 years since Kim Yu-na in 2009 that a Korean female singles player has won the Four Continents Championships. This is the first time Lee Hae-in has won a senior major event hosted by the ISU. Lee Hae-in, who won her silver medal at the event last year, came out on top this time around.
Lee Hae-in, who was eliminated from the selection round for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, did not give up. Following last year’s silver medal at the Four Continents Championships, she placed 7th at the World Championships in March last year. At the beginning of this season, she finished 4th in both the 1st and 3rd Grand Prix competitions and failed to win a medal.