In 2019, when she debuted at the Figure Skating Junior Grand Prix, 14-year-old middle school student Lee Hae-in surprised many people by selecting Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C minor as her short program music. Chopin’s Nocturne No. 2, which is familiar to ordinary people, has been used a lot as figure skating music by young players who want to express lightness and liveliness, but Nocturne No. 20 is known as music that is difficult for most players to digest. In particular, the desperate melody of Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20, which is played on the violin rather than the piano, is even more difficult for a 14-year-old girl to handle, raising concerns about being overwhelmed by the music. He showed facial expressions.
Looking at the young athlete’s performance full of excellence, I thought of Anne Patrice McDonough of the United States, the winner of the 2002 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. At the time, McDonough’s acting itself was excellent, and he had a charm that made him have a special resonance that other players couldn’t feel, overlapping with the life story of being born in Korea and adopted to the United States. Looking at Lee Hae-in’s acting, which reminded him of McDonough, he arbitrarily guessed that he must have had a difficult story. After watching her perform the ‘Fire Dance’ in the free skating the following month, I became convinced that this was just a misunderstanding. Lee Hae-in’s step sequence, shown to the strong music, was full of confidence that was difficult to see in Korean figure skating. Through the 2019-20 season, which was his first junior season, Lee Hae-in grew up one step, and three years later, he won the 2023 Four Continents Champion and the 2023 World Championship silver medal, rising to the ranks of Korea’s leading figure skaters.스포츠토토
Lee Hae-in appeared on the KBS Sports YouTube program ‘Stube Jobs’ starting on May 8 and told the story of ‘Nocturne’ and ‘Fire Dance’ in the 2019-20 season that changed his fate. Nocturne No. 20 was Lee Hae-in’s favorite music, so he said he wanted to act it once. He said that he was really happy to act according to his favorite music because he enjoys doing facial expression acting itself, although he was burdened with whether he could handle it at such a young age. When she did the ‘Fire Dance’, she felt like “I am the Fire Queen!!” and she wanted to show off her skills to the judges and spectators, she said.
Lee Hae-in has a bright, pleasant, and positive personality, just like his nickname ‘Ppyong-Ari’. This attitude appeared to be the driving force behind her showing a stronger appearance in practice than in practice. Also, in the gala program, Ive’s ‘After like’ and other k-pop music are mainly used, and they are so excited that they scream out loud without realizing it or improvise heart-shaped choreography.
Lee Hae-in looked back on his figure skating life through ‘Stuube Jobs’ and told all the stories that figure fans might be curious about, including his favorite programs. While training mainly in Korea, he also revealed the secret of giving good advice to his friends based on his background with fluent English interview skills and outstanding empathy skills.
Lee Hae-in, who laughed non-stop throughout the hour during the interview, will be released on the 8th through KBS Sports YouTube channel ‘Stube Jobs’.