Lee Sang-ho (28, Nexen Tire), the ‘cabbage boy’, won his first medal in the 2022-23 season International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup Series.
Lee Sang-ho finished runner-up after Benjamin Karl (Austria) in the 2022-23 FIS Snowboard World Cup men’s parallel giant slalom final held in Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada on the 26th (local time).
Lee Sang-ho, who was the men’s champion in the alpine division of the Snowboard World Cup last season, won a medal for the first time this season. It is the first time Lee Sang-ho has won a medal at the World Cup in 10 months since the bronze medal at the German tournament in March last year. Prior to this event, the best result of the season was ninth place in the German opener in December last year.
Lee Sang-ho advanced to the round of 16 with a time of 1 minute 16 seconds 94 in the preliminaries where 48 players competed that day. Then, in the round of 16, he overtook Jan Kosir (Slovenia) by 0.42 seconds and advanced to the quarterfinals. 스포츠토토
He defeated Alexander Fire (Austria) by just 0.1 seconds in the quarterfinals, and then advanced to the final by beating Oskar Kwiatkowski (Poland) by 0.47 seconds in the semifinals as well. However, in the final race, he failed to finish and finished the event in second place.
Lee Sang-ho, a silver medalist at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is from Sabuk, Gangwon-do. When he was in elementary school, he first snowboarded in a snowy highland cabbage field, and was nicknamed ‘cabbage boy’. Kim Sang-gyeom (34, High1), who competed together, ranked 24th. Lee Sang-ho and Kim Sang-gyeom will participate in the parallel giant slalom held at the same place on the 27th.