Figure skating Lee Hae-in finishes fourth in first Grand Prix of the season…

South Korean figure women’s singles ace Lee Hae-in (Sehwa Girls’ High School) made a series of jumping mistakes and failed to medal in her first Senior Grand Prix of the season.

Lee received a technical score of 61.92, a performance score of 62.74 and a total score of 124.66 in the women’s single free skate at the third round of the 2023-2024 International Ice Sports Federation (ISU) Senior Grand Prix in Angers, France, on Thursday (Feb. 4).

She added a short program score of 66.30 points to her final total of 190.96 points to finish fourth in the final standings.

Lee is South Korea’s figure women’s singles ace, who has been on a roll this year, winning the ISU Four Continents Championships in February and taking home a silver medal at the ISU World Championships in March.

However, Lee has not had a particularly good run at the Senior Grand Prix.

She has failed to win a medal at every Senior Grand Prix event she has competed in since the 2021-2022 season, and she was unable to break the jinx at this event.

The jumps were the problem. Lee landed the first task, a double axel-triple toe-loop combination jump, cleanly, but faltered on the landing of the next task, a triple lutz-triple toe-loop combination jump.

Her steps were tangled and she touched the ground with her hands, deducting 2.61 points from her performance score (GOE).

Lee recovered with a triple loop, triple salco, and then a flying camel spin (level 4), a flying change foot combination spin (level 4), and an elegant correo sequence.

But on the first jump of the second half, which carries a 10% penalty, he made another big mistake.

He tried to land a triple lutz-double toe-loop-double loop combination jump, but his rotation came loose on the first lutz jump and he landed a single (one rotation).

On the next jump, a triple flip, the appellant received an Attention to Edge.

He finished his performance with a double axel, a step sequence (level 4), and a change foot combination spin (level 4), and he couldn’t keep his head up for a long time as if he was disappointed.

Lee will try to win a medal again at the sixth edition of the competition in Osaka, Japan, from March 24.

Isabo Levito of the United States won the women’s singles title with 203.22 points. The silver medal went to Belgium’s Nina Pinzarone (198.80 points) and the bronze to Japan’s Rion Sumiyoshi (197.76 points).

Sumiyoshi stood out on the day with a clean quadruple toe-loop jump around four turns.

According to Japanese media outlet Sportshochi, this is only the second time a Japanese female single athlete has landed a four-turn jump in a sanctioned competition after Miki Ando (retired) in 2002. 토토사이트

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