‘Recovering my pride’ Choi Min-jung wins the 1500m gold medal at the 5th ISU World Cup
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Choi Min-jung (25, Seongnam City Hall), who failed to win a single gold medal in the 1st to 4th World Cup competitions, regained her pride.
Choi Min-jung competed in the women’s 1500m first race final of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 5th held at the Joy Next Arena in Dresden, Germany on the 4th (local time), and was the first to cross the finish line, winning the gold medal. hung around the neck.
Choi Min-jung, who won four gold medals at the 31st Winter World University Games (Universiade) held last month, maintained her upward trend in this day’s game as well. After finishing the semifinals in first place (2:27:352), she calmly performed in the finals as well.
It was a game in which conflicts large and small could occur because eight Korean athletes who had three gold medals, including Choi Min-jeong , raced at once. However, Choi Min-jeong kept an eye on the movements of the players in front and behind in the middle rather than taking the lead in the early stages of the game. Then, with about 6 laps left, Choi Min-jung and other players slowly began to move.
Choi Min-jeong, who started the engine with 3 laps left, succeeded in taking the lead over Christine Santos-Griswald (USA) with 2 laps left, and finished the race without losing speed until the end. The final record was 2:26:536, with Santos-Griswald (USA) and Courtney Saro (Canada) winning the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Kim Kun-hee (Seongnam City Hall), who reached the final with Choi Min-jung, stayed in 5th place (2:26:954).
Choi Min-jung, who had been left with a sense of regret by winning only three silver medals and one bronze medal in the previous four World Cup competitions, has earned her first gold medal this season. He is gradually improving his condition ahead of the World Championships to be held in Seoul next month.
In the men’s 1500m first race, Lee Jun-seo (Korea National Sport University, 2:28:291) and Lim Yong-jin (Goyang City Hall, 2:28:773) stood side by side on the podium. Lee Jun-seo kept first place despite the relentless pursuit of Pietro Siegel (Italy), and Lim Yong-jin, who was in fourth place, was able to win the bronze medal after Jens Vantwaut (Netherlands), who was running in third place, fell before turning the last corner.
In the men’s 1000m, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall, 1:23:231, 1:23:231), who ranked first in the men’s overall ranking, showed off her presence. He finished his race with his fists clenched in a dominating race. Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University, 2:00:260), who collided with Miyata Shogo (Japan), finished fourth.
Silver medal in mixed relay, ‘different results’ in men’s and women’s relay
, One of the events in which the short track national team shows confidence, the 2000m mixed relay, was flawed in the ‘last’. The national team, which consisted of Choi Min-jeong, Hong Kyung-hwan (Goyang City Hall), Kim Gil-ri (Seo Hyeon-go), and Lee Jun-seo, had to be content with a silver medal.
South Korea, which was in third place at the beginning of the race, moved up to second place with Lee Jun-seo, the third runner, overtaking Canada with 11 and a half laps to go. And ‘Ace’ Choi Min-jeong sped up with 5 laps to go, and succeeded in overtaking Shizaner Swielting (Netherlands) to take the lead.
He gave up the lead for a while with 4 laps left, but Lee Joon-seo, who had beaten Canada and the Netherlands, took the lead again with 3 laps left. The problem was the last runner, Kyung-hwan Hong, who momentarily allowed the lead to Pietro Siegel, who turned from the outside to the inside. South Korea, which fell to second place, took the silver medal with a time of 2:39:514.
In the relay event, the joys and sorrows of male and female athletes were mixed. In the women’s relay 3000m semi-finals, in which Seo Hwi-min (Korea University), Choi Min-jung, Kim Gil-li, and Shim Suk-hee (Seoul City Hall) competed, they confirmed their advance to the finals by placing second (4:09:846) following Canada, who ranked first in the women’s relay. In the final, which will be held on the 5th, they compete against the Netherlands, China and Canada for medals.
In the men’s 5000m relay semifinals that followed, unexpected results came out. Korea, which raced in Group 2 with China, Japan and Italy, seemed to finish the match in first place. However, the judges thought differently. Through the video review, it was judged that Hong Kyung-hwan, who was on the inside during the match, stumbled with the Italian player as an obstacle to Hong Kyung-hwan’s path, and disqualified the Republic of Korea.
South Korea, which ended the 4-day schedule with 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal, will challenge the medal hunt on the 5th. The women’s 3000m relay, men’s and women’s 500m, and 1500m 2nd races are waiting for the national team. 바카라사이트
Choi Min-jung (25, Seongnam City Hall), who failed to win a single gold medal in the 1st to 4th World Cup competitions, regained her pride. Choi Min-jung competed in the women’s 1500m first race final of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 5th held at the Joy Next Arena in Dresden,…