Yura Min

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Yura Min
Yura Min & ice dance partner, Alexander Gamelin.jpg
Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin (KOR)
Personal information
Native name
Country represented South Korea South Korea
Born (1995-08-15) August 15, 1995 (age 23)
Torrance, California, United States
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Daniel Eaton
Former partner Alexander Gamelin, Timothy Koleto
Igor Ogay
Coach Igor Shpilband
Fabian Bourzat
Greg Zuerlein
Adrienne Lenda
Choreographer Igor Shpilband
Training locations Novi, Michigan
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 152.00
2017 CS Ice Star
Short dance 61.97
2017 CS Ice Star
Free dance 92.13
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy

Yura Min (born August 15, 1995) is a Korean ice dancer. With partner Alexander Gamelin, she is a two-time South Korean national champion. They finished seventh at the 2018 Four Continents Championships and participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Personal life[edit]

Yura Min was born on August 15, 1995, in Torrance, California, to Hye Young Chu of Busan, Korea, and Harrison Min of Seoul, Korea. She maintains citizenship in both the United States and Republic of Korea.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Min started learning to skate in 2001.[1] She teamed up with Igor Ogay in 2012.[2] Competing on the junior level, they took silver at the Pacific Coast Sectionals and qualified for the 2013 U.S. Championships, where they finished 11th. Their partnership then came to an end.

Min teamed up with Timothy Koleto in April 2013.[3] Representing South Korea, the duo placed tenth at the 2014 Four Continents Championships and eighth at an ISU Challenger Series event, the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. They finished fifth at their last event together, the International Cup of Nice in October 2014. Igor Shpilband and Greg Zuerlein coached them in Novi, Michigan.[4]

Partnership with Gamelin[edit]

2015–2016 season[edit]

In 2015, Min teamed up with Alexander Gamelin. They are coached by Igor Shpilband, Fabian Bourzat, Greg Zuerlein, and Adrienne Lenda in Novi, Michigan.[1]

Making their international debut, Min/Gamelin placed fifth at the 2015 CS Ice Challenge. After finishing fourth at the NRW Trophy and seventh at the 2015 CS Warsaw Cup, they were awarded silver behind Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov at the 2016 South Korean Championships. At the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, they placed ninth in the short dance, eighth in the free dance, and eighth overall, ending up as the top Korean dancers at the event.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Starting their second competitive season together with an early event, the 2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance International, Min/Gamelin placed third in the short dance and second in the free dance,[5] winning the bronze medal overall.[6] The team finished in the top six for all three ISU Challenger Series competitions skated, the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, the Nebelhorn Trophy, and the CS Tallinn Trophy, and made thir ISU Grand Prix debut at Skate America finishing in 10th place. They advanced to Free Dance and placed 20th at 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki. On the domestic front, Min and Gamelin earned the gold medal in senior dance at both the 2017 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition and the 2017 South Korean Figure Skating Championships.[citation needed]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Min/Gamelin decided to skate to Arirang for their free dance.[7][8] In September, they competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. They finished fourth, earning a spot for South Korea in the Olympic ice dancing event.

2018-2019 season[edit]

On July 18, 2018, Min's partnership with Gamelin ended.[9]

Partnership with Eaton[edit]

On September 22, 2018, Min and Daniel Eaton announced they had formed a partnership.[10]

Programs[edit]

With Gamelin[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2017–2018
[11]


2016–2017
[15]
Cinema Paradiso
by Ennio Morricone
  • Cinema in Fiamme
  • Runaway, Search and Run
  • Love Theme for Nata
2015–2016
[1]
Cirque du Soleil
  • Waltz: Carrousel
    by Benoît Jutras
  • Polka: Balade au boit d'une echelle
  • Waltz: Carrousel
    by Benoît Jutras
The Beatles

With Koleto[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[4][16]
2013–2014
[17]
  • Quickstep: Kap'n Kid
  • Foxtrot: Un mate in luca
    by Raphael Gualazzi
  • Quickstep: Kap'n Kid

With Ogay[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2012–2013
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Gamelin[edit]

International[6]
Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018-19
Olympics 18th
Worlds 20th 21st
Four Continents 8th 8th 7th
GP Skate America 10th WD
CS Ice Challenge 5th
CS Ice Star 5th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 6th 4th
CS Ondrej Nepela 4th
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th
CS U.S. Classic 6th
CS Warsaw Cup 7th
NRW Trophy 4th
Lake Placid IDI 3rd
National[6]
South Korean Champ. 2nd 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Koleto[edit]

International[18]
Event 2013–14 2014–15
Four Continents 10th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
Bavarian Open 10th
Cup of Nice 5th
Ukrainian Open 9th
National
South Korean Champ. 1st

With Ogay[edit]

National
Event 2012–13
U.S. Championships 11th J
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd J
J = Junior level

Detailed results[edit]

with Alexander Gamelin[edit]

At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 19–25, 2018 2018 World Championships 21
58.82
DNQ 21
February 14–23, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 16
61.22
19
86.52
18
147.74
February 9–12, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 9
51.97
9T
January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 7
60.11
7
91.27
7
151.38
January 5–7, 2018 2018 South Korean Championships 1
59.67
1
90.27
1
149.94
October 26–29, 2017 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star 5
61.97
5
90.03
5
152.00
September 27–30, 2017 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 7
55.94
5
87.86
4
143.80
September 21–23, 2017 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 5
56.66
6
85.12
4
141.78
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 29 – April 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 19
57.47
20
79.24
20
136.71
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 8
59.01
8
85.68
8
144.69
January 6–8, 2017 2017 South Korean Championships 1
56.34
1
78.02
1
134.36
November 20–27, 2016 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy 6
59.22
5
92.13
5
151.35
September 22–24, 2016 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 6
55.38
5
83.88
6
139.26
October 21–23, 2016 2016 Skate America 9
56.25
10
85.25
10
141.50
September 14–18, 2016 2016 CS U.S. International Classic 4
55.48
8
79.26
6
134.74
July 28–29, 2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance International 3
55.14
2
83.70
3
138.84
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 9
55.23
8
83.19
8
138.42
January 8–10, 2016 2016 South Korean Championships 2
53.05
2
74.13
2
127.18
November 27–29, 2015 2015 CS Warsaw Cup 7
46.50
7
73.34
7
119.84
November 6–8, 2015 2015 NRW Trophy 4
53.13
4
78.96
4
132.09
October 27–31, 2015 2015 CS Ice Challenge 6
40.48
5
67.28
5
107.76

with Timothy Koleto[edit]

2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
October 15–19, 2014 2014 International Cup of Nice 6
40.04
4
68.84
5
108.88
September 24–27, 2014 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8
40.10
8
63.36
8
103.46
2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 29 – February 2, 2014 2014 Bavarian Open 10
44.53
10
65.68
10
110.21
January 20–26, 2014 2014 Four Continents Championships 8
45.12
10
66.11
10
111.23
January 3–5, 2014 2014 South Korean Championships 1
1
1
105.49
December 18–20, 2013 2013 Ukrainian Open

9

with Igor Ogay[edit]

2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 20–22, 2013 2013 U.S. Junior Championships Junior 12
32.45
10
57.18
11
89.63
  • Personal bests highlighted in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "2013 U.S. National Championships: Yura Min & Igor Ogay". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Korean-American Pair Shine at Ice Dancing Cup". The Chosun Ilbo. November 26, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance International Senior Free Dance Result Details". Olympic Regional Development Authority. 3 August 2016. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN". International Skating Union.
  7. ^ Kim, Hyo-Kyung (December 26, 2017). "Korea's ice dancers hail from distant shores". JoongAng Ilbo.
  8. ^ Yoo, Jee-ho (November 30, 2017). "S. Korean ice dancers want to make country proud at PyeongChang 2018". Yonhap News Agency.
  9. ^ Gamelin, Alexander (July 18, 2018). "It is with deep regret..." (Instagram). Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Min, Yura (September 22, 2018). "Yura Min 흥유라 on Instagram: "다시 시작한다는 약속을 지키게 되어 기쁘네요. 파트너이름은 Daniel Eaton입니다. 열심히 하겠습니다❤️ @danielpeaton"" (Instagram) (in Korean).
  11. ^ "Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017.
  12. ^ a b 원, 희복; 우, 철훈 (April 8, 2018). "[원희복의 인물탐구]<홀로아리랑>음악가 한돌". Kyunghyang Shinmun.
  13. ^ a b 김, 희준 (April 20, 2018). "올림픽 감동 재현한 봄의 아이스쇼…색다른 매력도 선보인 평창 스타들". Newsis.
  14. ^ AbsoluteSkating [@absoluteskating] (February 24, 2018). "#PyeongChang2018 #FigureSkating Olympic gala timing and music selections" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 5, 2017.
  16. ^ Stevens, Ryan (October 16, 2014). "Interview With Tim Koleto". Skate Guard.
  17. ^ "Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.
  18. ^ "Competition Results: Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016.

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