On Wednesday, the ice skating network — and Twitter everywhere — emitted in light of updates on a claim revolved around two figure skaters at the World Championships in Japan. U.S. figure skater Mariah Bell was blamed for slicing an opponent, Korean skater Lim Eun-soo, when the two skaters were on-ice amid a practice period for the ladies’ short program, per The Washington Post. The objection originated from Lim’s administration — and they ventured to such an extreme as to claim that Bell has been tormenting Lim for some time currently, as indicated by Korean pop blog All-K Pop.
Updates on the grumbling was first detailed by All-K Pop, which obtained an announcement, saying, “Lim Eun-soo was skating near the edge however much as could be expected to not meddle with different skaters. It appears it was purposeful, taking into account how Bell fought against eminent loss.”
Another rep for Lim disclosed to Korean site Nate, “Ringer has constantly tormented [Lim] Eun-soo. I used to believe that we should simply overlook it, yet it was downright terrible before the challenge.” Neither Bell nor Lim has owned an open expression about the issue.
In light of the grievance, the International Skating Union (ISU) discharged an announcement daily later, which peruses:
The occurrence was verbally answered to the ISU by the Korean Team Leader […] anyway no formal grievance has been gotten. In light of the current proof as of right now, which incorporates a video, there is no proof that Ms. Chime planned any damage to Ms. Lim. The ISU met with representatives from both USA and Korea and encouraged the two gatherings to locate a genial arrangement. The ISU keeps up that this remaining parts the proper methodology.
Moreover, an ISU rep clarified in an explanation that Lim’s folks had likewise raised the supposed occurrence to the ISU, per The Washington Post. The rep included, “It is difficult to tell [what happened] just by viewing the video film of the occurrence.”
Lim and Bell are both as yet contending in the World Championships, which happen through March 24.