Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), a Korean men’s short track skater, won two gold medals at the 5th World Cup of the International Skating Union (ISU).
On the 6th (Korean time), Park Ji-won reached the top with a time of 2 minutes 18 seconds 263 in the second men’s 1500m race at the 5th ISU World Cup 2022-2023 season held in Dresden, Germany. After a close match with second place Sinky Knecht (Netherlands), she was the first to cross the finish line by a narrow margin.
The previous day, he won his second gold medal in the men’s 1000 m event. Park Ji-won ran first from the beginning of the race, but was pushed back to second place in the middle. However, he competed with Knecht (Netherlands) after being in 1st place again with 5 laps left before the finish line, and after a video review, he came in 1st place.
In fact, it confirmed the first place in the overall ranking of the 2022-2023 season World Cup. With a total score of 868 in the World Cup rankings, Park Ji-Won’s wide gap with Hong Kyung-Hwan (634 points, Goyang City Hall) and Stephen DuBois (524 points, Canada). The overall ranking of the World Cup is confirmed based on individual results from the 10th to the 6th World Cup tournament to be held.
In the second race of the women’s 1500m, Kim Gil-ri (Seo Hyeon-go) rose to the top. Gilly Kim overtook Anna Seidel (Germany) on the last lap and took the gold medal with a time of 2:38:406. Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall), who competed together, added a bronze medal.
Choi Min-jeong (Seongnam City Hall) won the bronze medal in the women’s 500m. Choi Min-jung’s rival, Susan Schulting (Netherlands), took her gold medal around her neck.
Lin Xiaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), a naturalized Chinese citizen, won his first gold medal in the individual event at the World Cup. Lin Xiaojun, who returned to international competition this season, won the men’s 500m with a time of 41.329 seconds.
Lin Xiaojun won the gold medal in the men’s 5000m relay final, which was followed by two gold medals. China’s last runner, Lin Xiaojun, crossed the finish line first.
Korea was disqualified in the semifinals the day before and was unable to advance to the finals. Choi Min-jeong, Kim Kun-hee (Dankook University), Kim Gil-li, and Shim Suk-hee, who competed in the women’s 3000m relay, won bronze medals. The Netherlands and Canada ranked first and second.