Figure skating Korean women's single sign Yoo Young (16, Surigo) will participate in the 2020-2021 International Ice Skating Federation ISU Figure Skating Senior Grand Prix 6th'NHK Trophy' held in Osaka, Japan from November 27 to 29.
An official from Yoo-Young said, "Yoo-young was recently invited to participate as an additional assignment from the organizers of the tournament."
This official said, "As I participate in the first tournament of the season, I will not digest excessive programs."
This season's ISU Figure Skating Senior Grand Prix competition was significantly reduced in the aftermath of the spread of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
The second tournament, scheduled to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the end of this month, and the fourth, scheduled to be held next month in Grenoble, France, have been canceled altogether.
The other four competitions are also bad.
The appearance of international competitions has been lost, with almost all competition players being filled with only their own national players.
'Skate America', the first tournament, which starts in Las Vegas, USA from the 24th, also has 20 out of 24 men and women singles athletes.
Only Chinese players will participate in the'Cup of China', which will be held on the 6th of next month in Chongqing, China, and the'Rostelecom Cup', which will be held in Moscow, Russia from the 21st of next month, will also be played by Russian and Eastern European players.
The same is true of the NHK Trophy that Yooyoung participates in.
Except for Yooyoung, all male and female single players are Japanese nationals.
In addition, even if you achieve excellent results in the competition, it is not known whether you advance to the Grand Prix Final, which is a battle of kings.
This is because the Grand Prix Final Competition itself, in which only the top ranked players by adding up the results of the six Senior Grand Prix competitions, has been postponed indefinitely.
However, Yooyoung decided to focus on her choreography, regardless of the harsh environment.
An official from Yooyoung said, "We have prepared a new season program," and "I am sweating every day to show good performance to figure skating fans."
Meanwhile, the male single signboard Cha Jun-hwan (19, Korea University) received an invitation to the 2nd round of competition, but the tournament itself was canceled, so she could not step on the stage of the Senior Grand Prix this season.
As a result, Yoo Young is expected to be the only Korean player to compete on the stage of the Senior Grand Prix this season.
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