Tae Ok Ryom, born February, 2, 1999, in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. and Ju Sik Kim, born September 25, 1992, also in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, are pair figure skaters representing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Tae Ok Ryom's former partners were Chang Gon O and Mun Song Kim. Ju Sik Kim's previous partner was Kyong Mi Kang.
Original Post by tulosai
These two represent the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. They competed at the Ice Challenge in Graz earlier this season and are now entered in 4CCs. I had absolutely no idea what to expect before the Ice Challenge, but was favorably impressed with them there. They have a pleasant style and technically are on par with many of the B level teams currently competing. They did achieve comfortably above the 4CCs minimums there; they also achieved the Worlds minimum in their Free Skate, but were slightly under it in their Short program. I do honestly think they have a good shot at hitting the Worlds SP minimum at 4CCs.
I did not open a thread for them before because I quite frankly did not know if we'd ever see them again, but now that they are officially entered in 4CCs I thought I would open this thread here and show them some love. I am confident that many more people will be pleasantly surprised by this pair when they see them there, and I am glad that their federation is giving them these chances to go to international competitions.
These two are still very difficult to find information about and videos of at the moment, but I will post things as I find them. To start, here are their ISU and Stats on Ice Bios.
Stats on Ice Bio
If anyone has any other info please let me know- I would love to be able to introduce more people to this team and convince them they're worth watching
May 2016 Update
Personal Best Total Score 157.24 ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 Personal Best Score Short Program 53.83 ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 Personal Best Score Free Skating 103.41 ISU Four Continents Championships 2016
SP: Salut d'Amour by Elgar; choreo by Hyon Son Kim
LP: The Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy (from "The Nutcracker") by P. I. Tchaikovski; choreo by Hyon Son Kim
2016 Cup of Tyrol SP
2016 Cup of Tyrol FS
2016 Cup of Tyrol Medal Ceremony
2016 4CCs SP
2016 4CCs LP
2015 Ice Challenge of Graz SP