Park Ji-won, short track WC 5th competition ‘2nd crown’… Naturalized Lin Xiaojun also Gold 2
Korean short track speed skating added two gold medals at the 2022/23 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 5th competition.
On the last day of the tournament, which ended in Dresden, Germany on the 6th, Korea won the men’s 1500m second race and the women’s 1500m second race, Park Ji-won and Kim Gil-ri, respectively, and won gold medals.
Park Ji-won, who has been winning gold medals in every event at the World Cup and Four Continents Championships while serving as the captain of the men’s national team this season, crossed the finish line in the men’s 1500m second race final with a time of 2:18:263, beating Dutch ace Sinkie Knecht (2:18). 274) by 0.011 seconds and reached the top.
Park Ji-won held out her skate blades from the outside ahead of the finish line, and a video review revealed that she won by a narrow margin.
Park Ji-won won two gold medals following the men’s 1000m the previous day. In the 1st to 5th World Cup competitions this season, she won a total of seven gold medals, including four in the 1500m and three in the 1000m. Including the 5000m relay in the first competition, there are eight gold medals.
With this, Park Ji-won recorded a total of 868 points in the World Cup rankings this season, widening the gap with 2nd place Hong Gyeong-hwan (634 points) and 3rd place Stephen Dubois (524 points, Canada), almost confirming the overall World Cup championship. 메이저사이트
In the women’s 1500m 2nd race final held earlier, Gil-ri Kim, who is considered the ‘post Choi Min-jung’, took first place with a time of 2 minutes 38 seconds 406. Shim Suk-hee won a bronze medal in the same event.
This is the second time Kim Gilli has won her World Cup individual gold medal, following her women’s 1500m victory on November 6 last year.
In addition to Korea’s two gold medals, Choi Min-jung won a bronze medal in the women’s 500m. She also finished third in the women’s 3000m relay, behind the Netherlands and Canada.
The previous day, Korea won five gold medals (four bronze medals) in this event, including Park Ji-won, Choi Min-jung (first race in women’s 1500m), and Jun-seo Lee (first race in men’s 1500m).
Meanwhile, 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics gold medalist Lin Shaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who was naturalized as a Chinese citizen in 2021 and has been representing China since this season, won the men’s 500m and men’s 5000m relay in this competition and won two gold medals.
Lin Xiaojun has not been a big threat to Korean players due to his sluggish performances in international competitions.
He even shed tears after winning the 500m, as if reflecting his hardships.
As Lin Xiaojun improved his condition, the short track world championships to be held in Seoul next month became even more exciting.