Figure Skating Kim Hyun-gyeom and Snowboarding Lee Chae-woon

Youth Olympics Figure Skating Kim Hyun-gyeom and Snowboarding Lee Chae-woon Win 2 Gold Medals in a ‘Spectacular Finale’

A thrilling comeback victory over the United States in the figure skating team competition... Lee Chae-woon won the gold medal with his outstanding skills.

Figure skating star Kim Hyun-gyeom (Han Gwang-go) and snowboarding mainstay Lee Chae-woon (Suri High School) both won two gold medals, splendidly decorating the last day of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games (hereinafter Gangwon 2024).

First, Kim Hyun-gyeom participated in the men's singles event of the Gangwon 2024 figure skating team event held at the Gangneung Ice Arena on the 1st and earned a total of 136.38 points, including 70.18 technical points (TES), 67.20 artistic points (PCS), and 1 deduction point, ranking among the five players. 카지노

It ranked first and added 5 ranking points.

In Korea, Kim Hyeon-gyeom, women's single Shin Ji-ah (Yeongdong Middle School), and ice dance Kim Ji-ni and Lee Namu (Gyeonggi Provincial Skating Federation) competed as a team and won with a total of 13 ranking points, pushing out the United States (12 points) by one point. did.

With this, Kim Hyun-gyeom won her second gold medal of this competition, following her figure skating men's singles.

Ji-ah Shin made up for the disappointment of winning a silver medal in women's singles by winning a gold medal in her team event.

Korea's first runners, Ji-ni Kim and Namu Lee, ranked 3rd out of 5 teams in the ice dance free dance with 44.37 points in TES, 37.78 points in PCS, and 82.15 points in total, earning 3 ranking points.

Then, Kim Hyun-gyeom added 5 ranking points and Shin Ji-ah created a comeback drama in the last game when the United States was trailing 8-12.

Jia Shin took first place with 74.44 points in TES, 63.04 points in PCS, and 137.48 points in total, far ahead of Sherry Jang (USA, 122.76 points).

Korea, which gained 5 ranking points thanks to Shin Ji-ah's dramatic turnaround, narrowly beat the United States with 13 points.

In the Youth Olympic Figure Skating Team Event, ranking points are awarded for each ranking in four specific events (men's and women's singles, ice dance, and pairs), and the scores for the top three events are added to determine the final ranking.

The United States and Canada participated in all four events, while Korea, France, and China, which did not compete in pairs, participated in only three events.

Bad news also came from Hoengseong.

Lee Chae-woon won the gold medal with a score of 88.50 in the Gangwon 2024 Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final held at the Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort in Hoengseong.

As a result, Lee Chae-woon won the second gold medal of the competition following the men's slopestyle event on the 25th of last month, becoming the second Korean athlete to win two gold medals, following Kim Hyun-gyeom, who won both the men's figure skating single and team events.

Lee Chae-woon is already a world-class athlete in this sport, having already reached the top of the youngest ever record (16 years, 10 months) at the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Championships in March last year, and showed superior skills at the Youth Olympics where he competes with athletes of his age. became the main character on the podium.

Lee Chae-woon, who has grown into a world-class border skater after entering the adult Olympics as the youngest member of the Korean team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, expressed his hopes of competing at the 2026 Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics, which is two years away.

Snowboard halfpipe is a competition in which judges score aerial performances such as turns and jumps on a semi-cylindrical slope to determine rankings.

Lee Ji-oh (Yangpyeong Middle School) advanced to the finals in 6th place in the preliminary round and placed 5th in the finals (79.50 points).

In the women's halfpipe where Choi Ga-on (Sehwa Girls' Middle School), who was considered a favorite to win, was unable to participate due to an injury, Choi Seo-woo (Yonghyeon Girls' Middle School) placed 10th in the finals (40.75 points).

Younghyun Heo (Maehol Middle School) finished the preliminaries in 15th place.

Korea, which had 102 athletes, the largest number among the 78 participating countries, won 17 medals at Gangwon 2024, including 7 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals.

In addition to Kim Hyun-gyeom and Lee Chae-woon, Korea's gold medalists include short track men's 1,500m Joo Jae-hee (Han Gwang-go), bobsled men's monobob (single-seater) Jae Hwan Jae (Sangji Daegwallyeong High School), and freestyle ski men's dual moguls Lee Yun-seung (Songgok High School).

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