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Men’s Figure Writing ‘New History’… Kim Hyun-kyum Wins Silver Medal at Junior Grand Prix Final ‘Best in Korean Athletes’ History’

Figure skating men’s single Kim Hyun-kyum (17, HAN Advertising) has written a new history of Korean men’s figure skating.

Kim Hyun-kyum received 146.60 points in the men’s single free skate at the 2023-24 International Skating Union (ISU) Figure Junior Grand Prix Final held in Beijing, China on the 9th (Korea time), adding 75.03 points for technical score (TES), 72.57 points for art score (PCS), and 1 point deduction.

Kim Hyun-kyum, who took the lead with 77.01 points in the short program two days ago, accumulated 223.61 points in total including free skating scores. Unfortunately, he had a 4.16-point come-from-behind victory over Rio Nakata of Japan (227.77) but confidently ranked second. 메이저 토토사이트

Kim Hyun-kyum is the first Korean male athlete to win a silver medal in the Junior Grand Prix Final. The best performance so far was Cha Jun-hwan’s bronze medal in the 2016-17 season, and Kim Hyun-kyum made a new history of figure skating beyond Cha in seven years. Cha Jun-hwan’s bronze medal was the last time a Korean player won the final in the men’s single Junior Grand Prix.

The Junior Grand Prix Final is the “King’s Battle” in which the top six performers from each event participate in the Junior Grand Prix series, which was held from the 1st to the 7th. Players who performed best in a season compete, and it is even more meaningful that Kim Hyun-kyum posted the best performance ever by a Korean player on this stage.

In particular, on the previous day, the news that Shin Ji-ah (Yeongdong Middle School) won the silver medal in the women’s single was reported, and Kim Hyun-kyum also took the podium, marking the double celebration of Korean figure skating. This is the first time in the history of Korean figure skating that both male and female athletes are on the podium.

Lim Joo-heon also ranked fourth. Lim received a total of 136.27 points, including 64.81 points for TES and 71.46 points for PCS, and ranked fourth with 209.99, adding 73.72 points for short program on the previous day.


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