‘Prodigy’ Lee Chae-woon wrote a new history of Korean snowboarding… Halfpipe World Championship Winner
Lee Chae-woon (17, Surigo), a rising star in freestyle snowboarding, has risen to the top of the world in the halfpipe (an event in which mid-air movements such as spinning and jumping are competed while descending an inclined semi-cylindrical slope).
Lee Chae-woon performed a series of high-difficulty performances, such as turning 1440 degrees (4 laps), in the finals of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Championships held in Bakuriani, Georgia on the 3rd, earning 93.50 points and winning the gold medal. This is the first time that a Korean player has won the World Championship, which is held every two years and is recognized as the second most prestigious event after the Olympics in winter events.
Lee Sang-ho (28, High1 Resort), a silver medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018 and the overall champion of the FIS World Cup last season, also failed to win a gold medal at the world championships. The best performance by a Korean player at the World Championships in snow sports is the fourth place recorded by Seo Ji-won of the 2017 freestyle skiing women’s duel mogul and Kim Sang-gyeom of the 2021 alpine snowboarding men’s parallel giant slalom.
Lee Chae-woon scored only 77.25 points in the first period and 86.00 points in the second period. She fell behind Jan Scherer (Switzerland), who scored 89.25 points in the first round, and James Scotti (Australia), who scored 86.50 points in the second round. However, in the last 3rd period, he succeeded in high difficulty acting one after another and received 93.50 points, overturning the game.
Lee Chae-woon scored 93.00 points in the 3rd period, pushing Valentino Gooseli (Austria) and Scherer to 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, and stood at the top of the podium. At the awards ceremony, the national anthem rang for the first time in the history of the snow sports world championships. 온라인카지노
Lee Chae-woon was the second-youngest prospect among all world participants at the Beijing Winter Olympics last year. However, right after he experienced the Olympic stage, his skills grew rapidly and he grew into a top-notch freestyle snowboarder in the field of freestyle snowboarding, which competes with skills rather than speed, such as half pipe, slopestyle, and big air.
This season, he proved his competitiveness by finishing 4th in two consecutive events in the FIS Snowboard World Cup men’s halfpipe. Lee Chae-woon, who had been struggling desperately after failing to enter the medal round by a narrow margin, won the world championship, which was recognized as a higher stage, and was in the spotlight. He, along with Lee Sang-ho, attracted attention as a gold medal hopeful in the snow event at the 2026 Milan-Cortina Dampe Early Winter Olympics.
Lee Chae-woon, who was called ‘Heung-min riding a board’ as a child because his smiling face resembled soccer star Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), won the world championship and established himself as the strongest snowboard halfpipe player. He is now able to show off his skills on the world stage by jumping into the competitive landscape for the successor of the most respected ‘Snowboard Legend’ Shawn White (USA).
Lee Chae-woon (17, Surigo), a rising star in freestyle snowboarding, has risen to the top of the world in the halfpipe (an event in which mid-air movements such as spinning and jumping are competed while descending an inclined semi-cylindrical slope). Lee Chae-woon performed a series of high-difficulty performances, such as turning 1440 degrees (4 laps),…