Kim Min-seon, who reached the podium in all 1st to 6th competitions… The medal color was decided with a difference of only 0.12 seconds in the season where she poured out everything . Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall), who is attracting attention as a ‘new ice cheater’, won a silver medal in her 6th competition.
Kim Min-seon competed in the Women’s 500m Division A at the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup 6th Competition held in Toma Schup Mazowiecki, Poland on the 18th (Korean time), she placed second overall and won a silver medal .
Among the 20 players who competed that day, Vanessa Herzog (Austria, 37 seconds, 96), the only one who finished the game in 37 seconds, rose to first place, and Kim Min-sun’s challenge to win the World Cup this season was canceled. Min-sun Kim had to be content with keeping her World Cup Women’s 500m ranking points No. 1 spot.
Kim Min-sun, who was 0.18 seconds behind last week,
and Kim Min-sun, who was assigned to Group 8 with Utah Leirdam (Netherlands), started the race again on the in-course following the previous competition. She passed her first 100m segment in 10.49. Her time was 0.04 seconds faster than the 5th competition (10 seconds 53).
After rounding her first corner, she picked up the pace, opening up a gap on Ley Dame. Kim Min-seon, who passed her straight section and turned her last corner, showed her strength, endurance, and narrowly beat Lay Dame’s pursuit and passed the finish line first.
Her final time was 38.08, slightly better than her last week (37.90). The expression of Kim Min-sun, who did not show 100% of her performance, also showed regret. Her performance was the result of complex factors such as accumulated fatigue from forced marches and the stadium environment.
Jegal Seong-ryeol, head coach of Uijeongbu City Hall, who commented on SBS Sports that day, explained Kim Min-seon’s situation, saying, “I have been busy with my schedule while participating in all competitions. Now that I have reached my limits, I am mentally running through the competitions.”
He then looked back on Kim Min-seon’s game, saying, “There was no superfluity in the race from the start to the arrival, but it seems that there was a physical inferiority.” At the same time, he did not spare praise for Kim Min-sun’s skating, which did her best.
It was a season with enough achievements despite losing the previous crown.
He is Kim Min-sun, who has gone through many twists and turns over the years. Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, she suffered a back injury that saw her finish 16th in the women’s 500 m. At the Beijing Winter Olympics last year, she had to swallow her regrets as she finished seventh in the women’s 500m and 16th in the 1500m.
But this season, it showed a completely different look. Starting with the first World Cup competition, they swept gold medals in all competitions스포츠토토. In particular, in the 3rd (36sec. 97) and 4th (36sec. 96) competitions, she entered the 36th category, taking a step closer to the world record (36sec. 36) owned by Lee Sang-hwa.
He traveled a lot by participating in not only the World Cup, but also domestic and international competitions such as the Four Continents Championships, Winter Universiade, and Winter Sports Games. He was bound to get tired as time passed, but he tried not to lose his concentration until the end.
Kim Min-seon, who did not leave good memories at the Olympics, not only gained confidence through this World Cup series, but also proved her competitiveness in races with world-class athletes. He doesn’t have to feel sorry for missing the pre-World Cup gold medal.
After the 6th World Cup, prepare for the World Championships (Netherlands), which will be held from the 3rd to the 6th of next month. Again, the key is physical strength and condition management. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-sun, who has expressed her desire to reach the top in all the remaining competitions, will be able to soothe her disappointment.