Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), the star of Korea’s men’s short track speed skating, won two gold medals, virtually confirming the first place in the 토토사이트World Cup rankings this season.

Park Ji-won won the gold medal with a record of 2 minutes 18 seconds 263 in the men’s 1500m 2nd race final at the 2022-2023 season International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup 5th Competition, which ended at the Joy Next Arena in Dresden, Germany on the 6th (Korean time). . With this, Park Ji-won won two gold medals in this event, including the 1000m victory the day before, proving that she is the strongest in the middle and long distance.

No one can match Park Ji-won’s rise this season. A total of 11 gold medals were obtained in the 1st to 5th competitions. In particular, he showed off his strongest side by sweeping seven sweeps only in the 1500m (1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th competitions) and 1000m (2nd, 4th, and 5th competitions). He also won the 1000m and 1500m at the Four Continents Championships in January. The operation that perfectly utilized the strengths of in-course marking and cornering stood out.

It is by far the number one in the World Cup rankings this season. Park Ji-won, who scored a total of 868 points, widened the gap with second place Hong Gyeong-hwan (634 points, Goyang City Hall) to 234 points.

The World Cup rankings are determined based on individual results in the 1st and 6th competitions, and unless Hong Kyung-hwan wins all three individual events (500, 1000, 1500m) in the 6th competition to be held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 10th to 12th, it will be overturned. It is difficult for Park Ji-won to take first place in the rankings. 3rd place Stephen Dubois (Canada, 524 points) is over 300 points behind, so a reversal is impossible. 100 points are awarded for a gold medal in the World Cup Series individual event, 80 points for a silver medal, and 60 points for a bronze medal.

Kim Gil-ri (19, Seongnam City Hall), a promising female short track speed skater, also won the gold medal in the second round of the 1500m race with a record of 2:38:406. Shim Seok-hee (26, Seoul City Hall), who ran the race together, won the bronze medal with a time of 2:38:815.
The short track national team achieved the best result among the participating countries, winning 5 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 4 bronze medals in this event.

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