Kim Yuna Coach Orser Receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Kim Yuna Coach Orser Receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at ISU Skating Awards

Yuzuru Hanyu’s second consecutive win at the Winter Olympics is also ‘accompanied’

Coach Brian Orser (62, Canada), who helped ‘Figure Queen’ Yuna Kim win the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Skating Awards.

Coach Orser was selected as the winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 2024 ISU Skating Awards held at the Hallenstadion Arena in Zurich, Switzerland on the 12th (Korean time).

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a ‘legend’ who has achieved great success and popularity on the figure skating stage and is considered a role model for younger athletes. 바카라사이트

Coach Orser first became involved with Yuna Kim in May 2006 and was a coach who accompanied Kim Yuna during her golden years until she won the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

He was also very popular with domestic fans.

He not only helped Yuna Kim but also Japan’s leading star Yuzuru Hanyu win two consecutive men’s singles titles at the Winter Olympics (2014 and 2018), and also coached Cha Jun-hwan (Korea University) at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Coach Orser, who gained great fame as a coach, is a Canadian figure skating legend who won silver medals in the men’s single figure skating event at two consecutive Winter Olympics (1984 and 1988) during his active career and won the men’s single figure skating title at the 1987 World Championships.

In particular, Coach Orser, who was nicknamed ‘Mr. Triple Axel’ for his excellent performance in the triple axel (aerial triple axel), also holds the record of successfully landing a triple axel for the first time in Olympic history in the men’s singles at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.

Orser, who achieved success not only during his career but also as a coach, stood tall as the recipient of the ISU ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of his achievements.

Coach Orser said, “After receiving the award, a lot of thoughts come to mind.

You may think of competitions you participated in during your active years, but I was not only a stage performer, but also directed and choreographed the show.

“I am now a coach,” he said.

Meanwhile, the best player was Ilian Malinin (19), winner of the 2023-2024 ISU Grand Prix Final and an American men’s singles ‘divine’ who jumps the quadruple axel (four aerial rotations), an extremely difficult jump.

Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School), who was nominated for the ‘Best Costume Award’ along with women’s single Luna Hendrix (Belgium) and ice dance duo Madison Chok and Evan Bates (USA), did not receive the award, and the award went to Hendrix.

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