Kim Ye-lim Wins Gold Medal at Grand Prix Series in Japan

  • By Choi Soo-hyun

    November 21, 2022 10:22

    Figure skater Kim Ye-lim won her first gold medal in a Grand Prix series over the weekend.
    In the women's singles event of the NHK Trophy, the fifth event of the ISU Grand Prix series in Sapporo, Japan, Kim won gold with a combined score of 204.49 points -- 72.22 points in the short program and 132.27 points in the free skate last Saturday.
    Kaori Sakamoto of Japan took silver with a combined score of 201.87 points and her compatriot Rion Sumiyoshi won bronze with 193.12 points.
    Kim Ye-lim poses with her gold medal at the NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan on Nov. 19. /Yonhap
    Kim, who is only the second Korean female skater to achieve the feat after Kim Yu-na did so more than a decade ago, is now invited to compete at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final next month in Turin, Italy, for which only the top six skaters in each discipline qualify.

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