S. Korean Lim Eun-soo sets personal best at junior figure worlds

Source: yna.co.kr/SPOTV News

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) — South Korean figure skater Lim Eun-soo established a new personal best to finish fourth overall at the junior world championships on Saturday.

Lim, 14, scored 116.03 points in the free skate at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. After scoring 64.78 points in the short program Friday, Lim finished with 180.81 points, a new career high by more than seven full points.

Alina Zagitova of Russia won the title with 208.60 points overall, beating the 2016 champion, Marin Honda of Japan, by 6.99 points.

Another Japanese, Kaori Sakamoto, finished third with 195.54 points.

Lim began her free skate, set to the soundtrack of “Miss Saigon,” with a clean triple lutz-triple toe loop combination. She also executed a solid triple flip and a triple loop.

Lim was shakier later in the program, and fell to the ice trying to pull off a triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop combination.

She got back on her feet to complete a triple salchow and a double axel.

Former Olympic champion Kim Yu-na remains the only South Korean female skater to have won a medal at the junior worlds. Kim won silver in 2005 and then gold the following year.
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