The higher you fall, the greater the impact.Korean figure skating women’s singles ace Yoo Young (19) fell from the highest to the lowest last year.Yoo Young, who took 6th place at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and 5th place at the 2022 nternational Skating Union (ISU) World Championships, suddenly plummeted last year.He suffered from injuries, poor performance, and mental problems all at once, and he collapsed endlessly.Yoo Young performed poorly not only in international competitions but also in domestic competitions.In the first and second national team selections held last season, they even returned the Taegeuk mark after shocking results of finishing in 11th place each.Yoo Young, who lost her national team status, did not receive support.Yooyoung, who fell alone in the wilderness, confessed, “It was so hard that I even thought about retirement.”Feeling a sense of loss, Yooyoung stopped training.People around me said, ‘It’s over.’However, Yooyoung could not erase Eunban’s memories.Out of longing and earnestness, I put on my skates again.Yooyoung said, “I thought of the fans who supported me. I started training again with the determination to ‘let’s try harder just one last time.’”
The fall was only for a moment, but it took twice as much effort to get back up to that point.Yoo Young gritted his teeth, trained, and participated in the ISU Grand Prix Series at his own expense.The results were not good.He placed only 11th in the first competition and 8th in the 5th competition.It was a shabby performance for Yoo Young, who stood on the podium in every competition she participated in the past.But Yooyoung did not give up.“I thought I had to go up one step at a time,” he said.The primary goal was to return to the national team.He believed that if he wore the Taegeuk symbol again and trained hard, he could rise again.Yoo Young said, “After finishing the first round of the Grand Prix, I felt like I needed a change, so I contacted teacher Shin Hye-sook. Thankfully, teacher Shin accepted me as a student, and I trained hard and worked toward my goal.”He put everything into preparing for the all-around championships, where qualification for the national team was at stake.
To him, the national team selection competition was as important as the Olympics.Yoo Young performed cleanly in the short program at the general championships held at the Uijeongbu Indoor Ice Rink in Gyeonggi-do on the 6th.Although his skills were not as overwhelming as before, his acting was one in which no major flaws could be found.After finishing her performance, Yooyoung was happy like a child.She was jumping up and down on the silver plate and smiling brightly.He laughed and said, “I had a hard time with the short program because it didn’t go well,” and “I performed cleanly in this competition, so I burst out with energy without even realizing it.”Yoo Young performed steadily in the free skating held at the same location on the 7th, and recorded a high score of 195.96 points, earning qualifications for the national team next season and the right to participate in the World Championships.Yoo Young said, “I desperately wanted to return to the national team in this competition, and I am very happy to have earned the right to participate in the World Championships. I was lucky,” and pledged, “I will pour more affection into figure skating in the future and 슬롯게이밍 work hard to achieve bigger goals.” .