“I really didn’t expect the gold medal. I just wanted to medal.” Haein Lee about winning Four Continents Championships
South Korea’s Haein Lee about winning gold at the Four Continents Championships 2023 in Colorado, USA.
Haein Lee also became the first South Korean woman to win the Four Continents Championships in 14 years, since Yuna Kim in 2009.
Haein Lee: I always try to do my best. Last year I got the silver medal at Four Continents. 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. I really didn’t expect the gold medal. I just wanted to medal.
About the upcoming World Championships
“I want to skate two clean programs and get a good result there. I’m grateful to be on a young, strong Korean team.” said Lee
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