| Byun Ji-hyun|
Seoul, South Korea
| 1.64 m (5 ft 4 ⁄2 in)|
| March 9, 1999 (age 16) (1999-03-09) Seoul, Korea|Byun Ji-hyun Wikipedia
Byun Ji-hyun (Hangul:변지현) (born March 9, 1999) is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2015 Volvo Open Cup bronze medalist.
In 2011, Byun became the South Korean junior national bronze medalist. The following season, she competed on the senior level at the South Korean Championships, finishing fourth.
Making her international debut, Byun placed 15th at the 2012–13 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event in Lake Placid, New York. She was 7th in the senior ranks at the 2013 South Korean Championships.
After placing 14th at the 2014 South Korean Championships, Byun competed at her first senior international, the 2014 Triglav Trophy, where she ranked 5th.
In the 2014–15 season, she placed 10th competing as a senior at the Lombardia Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series event held in Milan. Two months later, she won her first junior international medal – silver at the Ice Challenge Leo Scheu Memorial.
Byun started her season by placing 4th at her JGP assignment in Zagreb, Croatia. She scored a new personal best, 148.13 points. In November, she was awarded her first senior international medal – bronze at the 2015 Volvo Open Cup, after placing second in the short program and fourth in the free skate.
Back in Korea, she won the bronze medal at 2015 KSU President Cup Ranking Competition. She finished 10th at the 2016 South Korean Championships and was selected to compete at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar, Norway.
CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand PrixISU Personal best highlighted in bold.