Figure skater Lim Eun-soo won the bronze medal at the Rostelecom Cup in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series in Moscow, Russia on Saturday.
Posting a combined score of 185.67 points, she became the first Korean female skater to win a medal at a Grand Prix event since Kim Yu-na, who retired from Grand Prix events after winning a gold medal at the season final in Tokyo in 2009.
Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia came first with 222.95 points and her compatriot Sofia Samodurova second with 198.01 points.
Lim had a rough short program on Friday, finishing in sixth place with a score of 57.76 points after two mistakes in her jumps. However, she came back strongly in the free skate -- performed to the soundtrack of the film "Chicago" -- earning 127.91 points to beat her previous personal best of 126.53, set just last week at the NHK Trophy.
"I was feeling physically tired after two straight weeks of competing in Grand Prix events. I am happy that I was able to overcome it and produce a good result," Lim said.
Meanwhile, Cha Jun-hwan has a good chance of qualifying for the Grand Prix Final in the men's singles, with only the last event of the season, the Internationaux de France, left. The top six skaters after six Grand Prix events qualify for the final.
Cha, who won bronze at both Skate Canada and the Grand Prix of Helsinki, is currently in fifth place in the overall scores.
Lim Eun-soo performs in the free skate program at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, Russia on Saturday. /Yonhap