Female figure skater Yoo Yoo-young, 19, who has been plagued by a number of setbacks since competing at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, is looking to make a comeback.
“Yoo will compete in the 2023-2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Figure Skating Challenger Series Nepella Memorial Competition, which will be held on March 28,” her agency, Brion Company, announced on Friday.
The South Korean figure women’s singles standout finished sixth at last year’s Beijing Winter Olympics and fifth at the ISU World Championships, but has since struggled with back and ankle injuries.
The sudden separation from his father was particularly traumatic.
Her father passed away before the women’s single freeskating competition at the Beijing Olympics, and her family didn’t tell her because they feared it would shake her.
She received the news after her free skate, canceled her gala performance and boarded a flight home.
Not being able to honor his father’s wishes shook him to the core.
He continued his career, but at the national selection for the 2023-2024 season held in January this year, he failed to even qualify for the top eight spots with a low score of 172.96 points.
Despite not earning a gold medal, Yoo will look to rebound in the new season by competing in a number of international events.
First, she plans to improve her form at the Challenger Series before competing in the first round of the ISU Figure Senior Grand Prix next month and the fifth round in November.
“This year, I will show a different side of myself than last season,” Yoo said through her agency.
Yoo has chosen “Listen to your heart” as her short program for the new season, and “Autumn moon,” “True love’s last kiss,” and “Yearning hearts” compilation songs for her free skating program.
“The choreography reflects the process of Yoo Young overcoming her feelings of wandering and loss when she lost her father and getting back on her feet,” said Brion Company. 토토사이트