The latest performances from two teenage figure skaters have fueled hopes that Korea may be on the verge of producing another star of the caliber of Olympic champion Kim Yu-na, whose achievements on ice mesmerized the world.
Cha Jun-hwan and Lim Eun-soo won gold medals in the men's and women's singles events at the National Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Sunday.
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After dominating the short program with a score of 64.53 points on Saturday, Lim topped Sunday's free-skating segment with 127.45 points. Kim is the only other female figure skater in the history of the 71-year-old competition to have earned more than 190 points.
To the theme from the musical "Miss Saigon," Lim executed all seven jumps, step sequences and spins perfectly. After delivering a flawless performance she was overcome with emotion as she was congratulated on the podium by Kim. International Skating Union age restrictions requiring figure skaters to be over 15 on July 1, 2017 mean that Lim, who is 14, will not be eligible to compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
South Korea's Eun-Soo Lee, performing at the gala show on the 4th continental figure skating championship of the 2017 International Ice Skating Federation (ISU), which was held at the 2013 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics test event at Gangneung Ice Arena. February 19, 2017.
In this performance, which was designed with the concept of 'Past and Future of Korean Figure', it has gone from the first generation of Korean figure to the future prospects.
Lee Eun-soo (Han River) starred as the future of Korean figure drama.