Kim Chae-hwa

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Kim Chae-hwa
2011 Four Continents Chae-Hwa KIM.jpg
Kim at the 2011 Four Continents
Personal information
Alternative names Ayaka Nagase
Country represented South Korea
Born (1988-11-07) November 7, 1988 (age 29)
Residence Osaka, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former coach Mie Hamada, Yamato Tamura
Former choreographer Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Daigo Kyoto City Club
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 123.91
2010 Four Continents
Short program 46.96
2007 Four Continents
Free skate 82.57
2010 Four Continents
Kim Chae-hwa
Japanese name
Kanji 長瀬彩華
Korean name
Hangul 김채화
Hanja 金彩華

Kim Chae-hwa (also Ayaka Nagase; born November 7, 1988) is a South Korean former competitive figure skater. She is the 2007 South Korean national champion. Her best result at an ISU Championship was seventh at the 2006 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Kim Chae-hwa was born as Ayaka Nagase[citation needed] on November 7, 1988 in Osaka, Japan.[1] She is a Zainichi Korean.[citation needed] She studied at Kansai University.


Kim started skating at the age of 6 in Japan. She competed in Japanese domestic competitions until 2004.[2] In 2004, the Korean Sports Council granted Kim a special scholarship for overseas Korean athletes. She was the first person to receive this scholarship.

Kim debuted internationally for Korea in the 2005–06 season. Sent to two ISU Junior Grand Prix events, she placed fourth in Canada and fifth in Poland. She appeared at two World Junior Championships, placing seventh in 2006 and 15th in 2007. On the senior level, Kim competed at six Four Continents Championships — her highest placement was 13th in 2010 — and at three Grand Prix events. She retired from competition in 2011.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
  • La cumparsita
  • Tango Jalousie

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Four Continents 14th 14th 14th 16th 13th 16th
GP Cup of China 10th
GP NHK Trophy 9th 9th
Asian Games 6th
Universiade 12th
International: Junior[6]
Junior Worlds 7th 15th
JGP Canada 4th
JGP Poland 5th
South Korean 3rd 5th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 4th
Japan Jr. Champ. 20th


  1. ^ a b "Chae-Hwa KIM: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ 2003-2004 Japan Junior Championships
  3. ^ "Chae-Hwa KIM: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Chae-Hwa KIM: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Chae-Hwa KIM: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. 
  6. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Chae-Hwa KIM". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kim Chae-Hwa at Wikimedia Commons