Rebeka Kim

Rebeka Kim (Hangul: 김레베카, born January 27, 1998) is a South Korean ice dancer. With partner Kirill Minov, she is the 2016 South Korean national champion and placed sixth at the 2014 World Junior Championships. Earlier in her career, Kim competed in single skating. She is the 2009 and 2010 Toruń Cup novice champion.[4][5]

Rebeka Kim
Personal information
Country representedSouth Korea
Born (1998-01-27) January 27, 1998 (age 22)
Vilnius, Lithuania[1][2][3]
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
PartnerKirill Minov
CoachPasquale Camerlengo
Anjelika Krylova
Former coachDmitri Kozlov
ChoreographerIrina Zhuk
Alexander Svinin
Training locationsBloomfield Hills, Michigan
Began skating2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total137.28
2015 Mordovian Ornament
Short dance55.33
2014 Junior Worlds
Free dance86.02
2015 Mordovian Ornament

Personal lifeEdit

Kim grew up in Vilnius, Lithuania[6] but has kept her citizenship as Korean. She speaks Russian, Korean, English and Lithuanian fluently.[citation needed] In 2010, she moved with her family to Moscow, Russia for her skating training.

CareerEdit

Single skatingEdit

Kim began figure skating at age 7 and initially competed in single skating. She won the novice ladies' title at the 2009 Lithuanian Championships. In 2009, the Korean media dubbed her "another Kim Yuna".[7][8] In February 2009, the KBS Global network Korean ran a documentary on Rebeka Kim.[9]

Ice dancingEdit

Junior levelEdit

In 2012, Kim began competing in ice dancing with partner Kirill Minov, representing South Korea. They are coached by Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin. Kim/Minov were assigned to 2012–13 ISU Junior Grand Prix events in Austria and Croatia. They missed the first event waiting for the International Skating Union to grant permission for Minov's change of country — he was cleared to represent South Korea on September 21, 2012. Kim/Minov finished 10th in their international debut in Croatia. They qualified for the free dance at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan and finished 20th overall.

In November 2013, Kim/Minov won the junior ice dance event at the 2013 NRW Trophy which made them the first Korean ice dance team to win an international event. They placed sixth at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia.

Senior levelEdit

Kim/Minov started their first senior season at an ISU Challenger Series event, the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed 7th. They received two Grand Prix assignments, the 2014 Rostelecom Cup and 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard. They are the first Korean ice dancing team to participate in any ISU Grand Prix event. At the Volvo Open Cup, Kim/Minov placed 3rd in total and they became the first Korean ice dancing team to medal at the ISU event.

ProgramsEdit

With MinovEdit

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2015–2016
[10][11][12]


2014–2015
[13]
2013–2014
[14]
  • Sheherazade
    by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Blues
  • Swing
2012–2013
[15]
  • Blues:
  • Swing:

Competitive highlightsEdit

Ice dancing with MinovEdit

International[16]
Event 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Worlds 26th 25th
Four Continents 9th 11th
GP Bompard 7th
GP Rostelecom 8th 6th
CS Mordovian 6th
CS Nebelhorn 7th
CS Volvo Cup 3rd 1st
Ice Star 3rd
International: Junior[16]
Junior Worlds 20th 6th
JGP Belarus 4th
JGP Croatia 10th
JGP Slovakia 5th
Bavarian Open 4th J. 6th J.
NRW Trophy 6th J. 1st J.
Panin Memorial 1st J.[17]
National
South Korean 1st
Team events
Team Challenge
Cup
3rd T
(6th P)
GP = Grand Prix; CS = Challenger Series; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew
T: Team result, P: Personal result

Single skatingEdit

International[4][5]
Event 2008–09 2009–10
Toruń Cup 1st N. 1st N.
N. = Novice level

Detailed resultsEdit

Post–2014Edit

2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
February 16–21, 2016 2016 ISU Four Continents Championships 13
44.69
11
78.00
11
122.69
January 8–10, 2016 2016 South Korean Championships 1
55.43
1
82.57
1
138.00
November 20–22, 2015 GP 2015 Rostelecom Cup 7
51.83
6
83.12
6
134.95
November 4–8, 2015 2015 Volvo Open Cup 1
56.61
1
87.33
1
143.94
October 15–18, 2015 CS 2015 Mordovian Ornament 7
51.26
5
86.02
6
137.28
October 9–11, 2015 2015 Ice Star 3
52.70
3
85.80
3
138.50
2014–15 season
Date Event SD FD Total
March 23–26, 2015 2015 ISU World Championships 26
45.09
-
-
26
45.09
February 9–15, 2015 2015 ISU Four Continents Championships 9
46.54
9
74.22
9
120.76
November 21–23, 2014 GP 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard 7
45.66
7
70.29
7
115.95
November 14–16, 2014 GP 2014 Rostelecom Cup 8
46.14
8
72.13
8
118.27
November 5–9, 2014 CS 2014 Volvo Open Cup 4
53.28
3
79.58
3
132.86
September 26–27, 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 10
38.61
7
69.20
7
107.81

Pre–2014Edit

2013–14 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
March 10–16, 2014 2014 ISU World Junior Championships Junior 6
55.33
7
78.02
6
133.35
Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2014 Bavarian Open Junior 7
43.48
5
67.94
6
111.42
November 1–3, 2013 NRW Trophy Junior 1
53.68
2
76.91
1
130.59
September 25–28, 2013 ISU JGP Minsk Junior 4
50.84
4
69.22
4
120.06
September 12–15, 2013 ISU JGP Kosice Junior 5
49.38
4
72.12
5
121.50
  • ISU Personal bests highlighted in bold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 김, 동욱 (November 5, 2013). "아이스댄스도 이젠 평창 메달 후보". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean).; "Korea posts its best-ever results in figure skating ice dance". The Dong-a Ilbo. September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ 최, 대석 (September 2, 2009). "'리투아니아 김연아' 김레베카 국제대회 우승" ['Lituanian Yuna Kim' Rebeka Kim won international competition]. OhmyNews (in Korean).
  3. ^ 조, 영준 (February 6, 2015). "레베카 김, 평창서 '불새의 무도' 꿈꾸다" [Rebeka Kim, dreaming 'Dance of Firebird' at PyeongChang]. SPOTV NEWS (in Korean).
  4. ^ a b "GAM Nestle Nesquik Cup 2009 Novice Ladies results". figureskatingonline.info. Retrieved February 8, 2009.; "GAM Nestle Nesquik Cup 2009 Novice Ladies results". Polish Figure Skating Association. January 11, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "GAM Nestle Nesquik Cup 2010 Novice Ladies results". Polish Figure Skating Association. January 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Dailiojo čiuožimo varžybose Torunėje sėkmingai pasirodė Lietuvos atstovės". delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Archived from the original on March 8, 2012.
  7. ^ "Rebeka Kim wins at the Nestle Nesquic Cup 2009" (in Korean). Yahoo Korea. 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
  8. ^ "Little Kim Yu-Na of Lithuania, Rebeka Kim" (in Korean). Yahoo Korea. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  9. ^ "Rebeka Kim, Dreams come true". KBS. 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2009.
  10. ^ a b ISU CS Mordovian Ornament 2015 Ice Dance КП 13 Rebeka KIM Kirill MINOV KOR (YouTube). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. October 16, 2015.
  11. ^ ISU CS Mordovian Ornament 2015 Ice Dance ПП 8 Rebeka KIM Kirill MINOV KOR (YouTube). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. October 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 26, 2014.
  15. ^ "Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013.
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV". International Skating Union.
  17. ^ "Мемориал Панина 2012 - Tанцы на льду. KMC Result" [Panin Memorial 2012 - Junior Dance Result] (in Russian). Академия фигурного катания, Saint Petersburg. January 9, 2013.

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