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    Da-Bin Choi

    South Korean figure skater Choi Da-bin (최다빈) was born on January 19, 2000, in Seoul, South Korea.

    Dabin is one of South Korea's most promising juniors; with solid jumps and a little work on her presentation, she can definitely become a contender for South Korea's 2018 Olympics team. She will be eligible for both Junior and Senior Worlds next season so it will be interesting to see how well she does in her senior international debut.

    Wikipedia page:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Da-bin

    ISU Biography:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014382.htm

    Goldenskate Team Thread:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...rea-Youngsters

    March 2016 Update





    Competitive History

    2016 Four Continents 8th
    2015-16 South Korean Nationals 2nd
    2015 Tallin Trophy 8th
    2015 JGP Riga 3rd
    2015 Junior Worlds 9th
    2015 JGP Aichi 4th
    2015 JGP Courchevel 5th
    2015 Asian Open Trophy 2ndJr.
    2015 Triglav Trophy 1stJr.
    2014 Junior Worlds 6th
    2014 JGP Minsk 4th
    2014 JGP Mexico 5th
    2014 Asian Open Trophy 3rdJr.
    2013 Asian Open Trophy 1stN.
    2012 Asian Open Trophy 1stN.

    *Top to bottom: first to most recent competition.

    International Competitions

    Senior
    • 2015–2016 season

    Music
    SP: Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now
    FS: Les Miserables

    2015 Junior Grand Prix Riga (4th in SP, 3rd in the FS, 3rd overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w34hm3-mXnI 57.21
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rzqrEeSox4 111.08

    2015 Junior Grand Prix Austria (4th in the SP, 3rd in the FS, 3rd overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYoRfhZEg9c 57.27
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMaP7Hglw_0 115.11

    2015 Tallin Trophy (13th in the SP, 7th in the FS, 8th overall)
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpLb...ature=youtu.be 43.74
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pFKNwitjk 102.18

    2015-16 Korean Nationals (2nd in the SP, 2nd in the FS, 2nd overall)
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTiyFDB7o7c
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjOB8djA1kw

    2016 Four Continents (10th in the SP, 6th in the FS, 8th overall)
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkhsbex_urs
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVdmoUROsMs


    • 2014–2015 season

    Music
    SP: Invierno Porteno
    FS: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante op. 22

    2014 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy (3rd in the SP, 2nd in the FS, 2nd overall)
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7OU8MhjiqY 101.40
    2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Courchevel (7th in the SP, 5th in the FS, 5th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxPShmo8VOg 46.04
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIbt2Y4aj9Q 91.47
    2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Aichi (7th in the SP, 3rd in the FS, 4th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsX98hFZ33w 52.66
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogBz2R8FjFY 105.94
    2015 World Junior Championships (9th in the SP, 9th in the FS, 9th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Y_lmN7ew0 54.32
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQGzOAAAnQk 102.06
    2015 Triglav Trophy (1st in the SP, 1st in the FS, 1st overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIpUcsVGewI 56.61
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rLmio41G8k 109.39
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUAzYCr18dI


    Junior
    • 2013–2014 season

    Music
    SP: Kalinka
    FS: Coppelia

    2013 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy (3rd in the SP, 3rd in the FS, 3rd overall)
    (No videos)
    2013 ISU Junior Grand Prix Mexico (7th in the SP, 5th in the FS, 5th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW4hmer82sQ&index=27 47.48
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pywjMGW70xU&index=47 94.75
    2013 ISU Junior Grand Prix Minsk (11th in the SP, 2nd in the FS, 4th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PS2tzGT8eQ 45.16
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXmWZvIyGOc 98.51
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDc0qBkXCpw
    2014 ISU World Junior Championships (9th in the SP, 6th in the FS, 6th overall)
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_LjoMB5Qw 53.69
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ew6L1Gj4wY 108.66


    • 2012–2013 season

    Music
    SP: Annie
    FS: Waltz

    2012 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy (2nd in the SP, 1st in the FS, 1st overall)
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUkkybNM5DQ 70.29


    Novice
    • 2011–2012 season

    Music
    SP: Sing, Sing, Sing
    FS: Mac and Mabell

    2011 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy (1st in the SP, 3rd in the FS, 1st overall)
    (No videos)
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeypQIANLjI

    *Bold indicates personal bests.


    National Competitions

    • 2015-2016 season

    2015 주니어 그랑프리 선발전 JGP Qualifying Competition
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Ey...ature=youtu.be
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjFXlD6yg4w
    2015 회장배 랭킹대회 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezKllbJQ0G8
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXf1o4RP3XQ
    2015 종합선수권 South Korean Nationals
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf9m4AjzDk8
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suk0fpKADvs

    • 2014-2015 season

    2014 회장배 랭킹대회 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO4RVONhLeA
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DXt7XqXQI
    2014 서울시장배 동계체전 서울예선 Seoul Ladies' Middle School Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGFaIcEi9Os
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKKEnsQaLDQ
    2015 종합선수권 South Korean Nationals
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5X5rRCxCRo
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haFq43rLuos
    EX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5xtAd9E0Zs


    • 2013-2014 season

    2013 주니어선발전 JGP Qualifying Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoZM_bklles
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTwBMEaSpr4
    2013 회장배 랭킹대회 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jgsiz3FDAY
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k2-yePgMw0
    2014 종합선수권 South Korean Nationals
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DYupDvTxZs
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1_RSiQB0Ws


    • 2012-2013 season

    2012 회장배 랭킹대회 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiGnyD7f6ss
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tES9PhG7_Ss
    2012 서울시장배 동계체전 서울예선 Seoul Ladies' Middle School Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMMMsgSjBg
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bjY0UPcbDw
    2013 종합선수권 South Korean Nationals
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkXeAMfY0A
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNE1QKdOPp4


    • 2011-2012 season

    2011 피겨 꿈나무대회 Espoir Competition
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGXMLI70dw
    2011 서울시교육감배 Seoul City Mayor Cup
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krodHjCRKx8
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IyIoDqTjgY
    2011 회장배 랭킹대회 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oN1ypX5gtU
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGGxvxstaRI
    2011 서울시장배 동계체전 서울시 예선 Ladies' Middle School Competition
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40g-3rs4npk
    2012 종합선수권 South Korean Nationals
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xktI2QM6hCE
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NAqAxAU_sk
    2012 전국동계체육대회 National Winter Sports Festival
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9aVRQG_I64
    2012 종별선수권대회*
    SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yztVX7mEk
    FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDq3IzeIKdw
    (Alternative link for FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDSmKY06po8)


    • Pre-2011

    2007 Age: 7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXwWFjBghsQ

    *Asterisks indicate uncertainty of translation.
    Note: For the most part, Dabin competed as a senior nationally but I am not able to confirm this for all the competitions.


    Exhibition Shows

    • 2011-2012 season

    2011 하얏트 호텔 링크 Hyatt Hotel Rink Exhibition Performances
    12.03: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcpO_mi8Kms
    Alt. 12.03: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w78uZwiZEH4
    12.24: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GytInTDEP8s


    Documentaries/News Clips
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    Thank you for a beautiful thread for a promising skater!

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    Thanks for starting the thread! I think she's really promising. She has a great chance of going to worlds this upcoming season and I hope she does well leading up to it.

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    I was impressed by her skating in last season's JGP, I think she has great potential.
    I suspect she may be Korea's #1 ladies skater by the 2018 Olympics...

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    Does anyone know for sure whether she will be moving up to Seniors?

    Her jumping ability is great, but she really needs to work on her presentation. But her potential is great due to her consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjo24 View Post
    Does anyone know for sure whether she will be moving up to Seniors?

    Her jumping ability is great, but she really needs to work on her presentation. But her potential is great due to her consistency.
    She said that she will compete as full time senior this season in her recent interview.
    She may show her first senior programs at GP.

    Good to see this thread, cuz I also have expectation to her.
    Last edited by Hailey Shin; 06-10-2015 at 02:19 AM.

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    Thank you for warmly welcoming Dabin to the fanfest thread! I hope to see her new programs next season and I really hope her presence on the senior circuit pushes Soyoun and Haejin (and other Korean skaters) to improve more. I agree that she needs to work on her presentation though, which I believe she can do as a senior (crosses fingers).

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    I wish dabin had gotten a spot for this season's gp...hopefully she will go to worlds instead of haejin. I love haejin but sending dabin would be a better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhjh811 View Post
    I wish dabin had gotten a spot for this season's gp...hopefully she will go to worlds instead of haejin. I love haejin but sending dabin would be a better choice.
    There is a high chance that she will go to WC...unless she bombs again like in Skate Korea or puberty really hindered her from skating well. The latter one is the factor I'm most afraid of, however I do think that she's faring nicely along the way. She skated well in Triglav albeit the fall her LP, but she kept her pace and finished it clean.

    Haejin is a surprise-in-a-box skater though. She has the will to prove herself like she has shown in KoreaNats. The question is whether she can position herself as SY's main rival again to KSU.

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    Let's hope that HJ pulls herself back together and Choi survives puberty...

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    I'm slightly disappointed Dabin didn't qualify for a GP, but I have faith in her senior debut! Perhaps we can see her current condition at Asian Open in Thailand? I'm just presuming since for 2 successive years she has gone to that particular comp. I hope puberty doesn't endanger Dabin's jumps...

    Just imagine if Haejin pulls herself together, Soyoun stops headcasing, and Dabin survives puberty unscathed (and lives up to her potential.) Almost impossible, but it's free to dream, isn't it?

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    Let's dream for a bit. Hi paperhearts! There's also a HJ thread in this forum, although it only has a few posts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblespiral View Post
    Let's dream for a bit. Hi paperhearts! There's also a HJ thread in this forum, although it only has a few posts....
    Let's dream while the season hasn't started yet. Hi! Yeah, I have seen it a few times but never posted anything because I don't really know what to say, haha.

    Speaking of Haejin, when I was compiling videos for the thread OP I saw a (unsubbed) documentary about Yuna and the younger Korean skaters like Haejin, Soyoun, and Sohyun. My Korean is very basic, but I gathered that the training conditions were horrid. Oh KSU... Sometimes I wish Dabin/the rest of the younger skaters could train in other countries like CJH has this summer.

    On the other hand, it's amazing how Yuna has influenced a whole country's interest in the sport. I hope Dabin (and the rest of the Korean skaters) capitalize on that and prove that SK has what it takes to medal at comps, especially with Pyeongchang fast approaching.

    ETA: While searching for Dabin on Google, I came across this blog filled with pictures of her and her sister at the 2011 Asian Trophy. Some pictures include her with Misha and with bb Boyang. There're these group photos with bb Jinseo, bb Soyoun, bb Haejin, and other Korean skaters. Adorable!
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    I saw the updated link of KSU's national teams on the Team Korea Youngsters thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hailey Shin View Post
    Here`s new updated page of national teams.
    http://www.skating.or.kr/game/player..._lnb=4&s_lnb=2
    Seems like Dabin grew a lot. Aside from her, it's nice to see the national team growing. I'm already itching for the season to start!

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    So yes, Dabin will continue to compete in the upcoming JGP season. Not my preferred decision but since she is still age-eligible and she did not get a GP, I can understand. I do wish to see her in some Senior Bs because I would like for her to move up and go to Boston, which is in reach for her to get. And also to get more points, points to get 1-2 GPs in the 2016-2017 season (ala Hannah Miller).

    Where she's competing
    -J&T Banka
    -Cup of Austria

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