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S. Korean teen Lee shines, Chinese pair withdraws from Four Continents

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s teenage sensation Lee Hae-in surged from sixth to take the ladies’s gold on the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, the United States on Friday, whereas China’s ice dancing Olympians Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu withdrew as a result of harm.

Lee, 17, put out a flawless and expressive efficiency to “The Phantom of the Opera”, reeling off seven triple jumps together with a triple Lutz-triple toe mixture, and amassing a degree 4 for her spins and footwork.

With a private better of 141.71 factors in free skate and 210.84 general, Lee snatched the primary Four Continents title for a South Korean lady since Kim Yu-na gained in 2009.

“I always try to do my best. Last year I got the silver medal at Four Continents,” Lee stated. “But this year I tried not to focus on the final results and just on the training. And I think I did well, I made no mistakes and I’m so happy right now.”

Lee led the South Korean ladies to a 1-2 end, as in a single day chief Kim Ye-lim settled for the silver with 209.29 factors, whereas their compatriot Kim Chae-yeon slipped from third to fourth with 202.39. Japan’s Mone Chiba climbed from seventh to 3rd in her ISU Championships debut with 204.98 factors.

In ice dancing, China’s sole representatives Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu withdrew earlier than the rhythm dance on Friday, citing an harm to Liu.

Two-time Four Continents champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States danced into the lead with a season’s finest 87.67 factors, beating the Canadian duos of Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorensen and Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha to second and third briefly.

Reigning world silver medalists Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan took the lead after scoring 71.19 factors within the pairs quick program, Canada’s Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps sit second, and native favorites Emily Chan and Spencer Akira Howe are ranked third.

China’s younger pairs Zhang Siyang/Yang Yongchao and Wang Huidi/Jia Ziqi are at the moment positioned eighth and ninth among the many 10 pairs, with 56.10 and 53.65 factors respectively.

The Four Continents Championships continues Sunday with the pairs and males’s free skate.