‘Figure skating queen’ Yuna Kim was a hidden ‘one hit instructor’.
Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School) won the gold medal in the women’s singles category at the 2023 ISU (International Skating Union) Figure Skating Championships at the Four Continents Championships and returned to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 14th.
After visiting Lee Hae-in, whom Kim was training ahead of the tournament, she pointed out the adjustment of the dynamics of her program.
Lee Hae-in said, “I heard a lot of stories that I was too energetic from the beginning,” she said.
She continued, “She also advised (Kim Yu-na) that her gaze was not too precise, so I tried to compensate for it.”
It was Kim Yuna’s ‘advice with accumulated internal skills’, who was unrivaled in her artistic performance and expressiveness during her active career.
Lee Hae-in, who listened to every word of her legend, not only succeeded in her clean program in her free skating, but also achieved her flip win with her more complete performance. 먹튀검증
In fact, Yuna Kim is known to give valuable advice to her juniors despite not being active on the outside.
It often happens that her national team juniors talk about her “Yeon-ah sister” after performing well.
In January 2017, Lim Eun-soo, who won the figure skating championship as a middle school student in Korea’s top national championship, said, “I think there were good results because (Kim) Yuna helped me a lot during training.” There are many cases where I bump into the fence when I compete, and (Kim) Yuna gave me advice about that experience. Besides this, it was a great source of strength for me.”
Kim Ye-rim, who won the senior Grand Prix women’s singles for the first time since Kim Yu-na at the NHK Trophy in November last year, and who finished runner-up after Lee Hae-in at the Four Continents Championships, also confessed that conversations with Kim Yu-na were a great source of strength.
She said that Yuna Kim visits her Taereung Training Center once a week, and every time watching her juniors’ programs and giving them advice is a great help.
It is not only representative-level players who have benefited from “one hit instructor” Kim Yuna.
Yuna Kim was a daily instructor at the Play Winter Figure Skating Academy held by the ‘2018 PyeongChang Memorial Foundation’ last month.
40 aspiring figure skaters in the beginner and intermediate classes listened to Yuna Kim’s explanation and gave demonstrations, developing their skills and dreams of becoming great figure skaters. She is also breathing with future national representatives.
There was ‘Yuna’ in the medal of ‘Yuna Kids’.