GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s ice dance team of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin on Monday performed a clean short dance to grab a ticket to the free dance at the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
The duo scored 61.22 points to rank 16th in the short dance at Gangneung Ice Arena with the 17-day Winter Games entering its last phase.
It was slightly behind their best score of 61.97 set last year but much higher than the 51.97 points they earned in the team event last week as Min struggled with an untied costume.
Out of the 24 ice dancing teams, the top 20 will be given the chance to show their free dance Tuesday.
Three-time world champions and former Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada earned 83.67 to take the lead.
Reigning European champion Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France were just 1.74 points behind the Canadian couple, while Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States came in third with a score of 77.75.