Sun. Oct 1st, 2023

 Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), a Korean men’s short track speed skater, won the 1,500m championship at the 6th ISU World Cup event.

Park Ji-won won the 1,500m final in Dordrecht, Netherlands on the 11th (local time) with a record of 2:17:200.

With this, Park Ji-won continued his steep rise. He reached the top five times in the World Cup 1,500m from the 1st, 3rd to 6th competitions this season. Park Ji-won, who took first place three times in the 1,000m event, swept a total of eight gold medals in the individual event at the World Cup.

On this day, Park Ji-won climbed to first place while riding the out-course with nine laps left. He once gave up the lead to Jens vant Bout (Netherlands), but with 5 laps to go, he came back to the front. Park Ji-won was the first to cross the온라인카지노 finish line comfortably. 

Behind Park Ji-won, Lee Dong-hyun took the silver medal with a time of 2:17:310. In third place was Pant Bout. Hong Gyeong-hwan, who raced together, finished 7th.

Park Ji-won did not hide his desire for ‘Crystal Globe’. The crystal glove is a trophy given to the first place overall, one for each male and female category. Park Ji-won, who currently has a total score of 968 points, has virtually confirmed the award, beating Hong Gyeong-hwan (634 points) in second place and Stephen Dubois (624 points) in third place by a wide margin.

According to the ISU website, Park Ji-won said, “Every time I win a gold medal, I am very happy. I know that I am one of the top skaters. I am happy to be able to show it again today.” Winning the award was my goal. It was in a corner of my heart from the beginning of the season.”

Lee Dong-hyun, who won his first medal in the individual event, also expressed his joy. He said, “It feels really good to be able to compete at such a high level. I’m proud and happy to be on the podium with my teammates. (Park Ji-won) is a senior I respect a lot,” he said. “I hope this is just the beginning. I am training hard to be on the same level as the other players. The standard is very high.”

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