Yoo-young, who is aiming for ‘resurrection’, finishes 6th at the Figure Skating International Challenge Cup￼
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Yu-young (19, Surigo), who played an active role as a signboard of Korean women’s figure skating until the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, rose to 6th place at the Dutch International Challenge Cup.
In the 2023 International Challenge Cup women’s single free skating held in Tilburg, the Netherlands on the 26th (Korean time), Yoo received 123.21 points, a combination of a technical score (TES) of 61.53 and a arts score (PCS) of 61.68 points.
She received a final total of 175.8 points combined with her short program score of 52.59, and Yoo Young finished the event in sixth place.
Yoo Young-eun, at the age of 11, became the youngest person ever to win the 2016 National Men’s and Women’s All-Around Championships. Since then, she has reached the top four times in this competition alone, making her an ace of Korean figure skating women’s singles.
In particular, at the Beijing Winter Olympics held last year, she placed 6th, her best result since Kim Yu-na (33). She also achieved a ‘Top 5’ entry at the World Championships where she placed 5th.
Suffering from a back injury all season, he has not been able to display her former prowess. At the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix 2nd Skate Canada event held in October last year, Yoo-Young overcame back pain and won a bronze medal.
However, she ranked only 11th in the President’s Cup Ranking Match (the first selection match for the national team) held in Korea in December. She also returned her long-held Taegeuk mark by finishing in 11th place at the All-Around Championship held last month (her second qualifying round for the national team).
Also, he failed to qualify for both the ISU Four Continents Championships and the World Championships this season. He was so excited that he challenged the Challenge Cup. Yoo-Young, who finished 13th in the short program, finished the free skating smoothly and finished in 6th place.
As his first task, Yoo-young tried a double axel instead of a triple axel, his ‘special move’, and performed cleanly. The following triple lutz and triple loop triple salcho + double toe loop combination jumps were also performed without mistakes.
In the second half, where 10% bonus is given, the triple lutz + double toe loop + double loop combination jump and triple flip were neatly done. The last jump, the double axel + double toe loop, was also unshakable.
In the non-jump element, she received the highest rating of Level 4 in the Flying Camel Spin. The seat spin and change foot combination spin recorded level 3, and the step sequence was only level 2. 안전놀이터
Yooyoung is the only female singles player in Korea who has consistently attempted high-level jumps such as the triple axel. She also competed against top players in Russia and Japan through the 2021-2022 season with her most difficult technical composition.
However, her jump composition has been drastically lowered for this competition due to a back injury and recent slump.
Kaori Sakamoto (Japan) won the championship with 228.35 points. A bronze medalist at the Beijing Winter Olympics and the winner of last year’s World Championships, he overcame a slump (5th place) in the Grand Prix Final to rise to the top.
Mihara Mai (Japan) with 203.23 points was ranked second, followed by Kawabe Mana (Japan) with 192.46 points.
Yu-young (19, Surigo), who played an active role as a signboard of Korean women’s figure skating until the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, rose to 6th place at the Dutch International Challenge Cup. In the 2023 International Challenge Cup women’s single free skating held in Tilburg, the Netherlands on the 26th (Korean time), Yoo received 123.21…