Park Ji-won, who was overshadowed by Hwang Dae-heon, wins the short track World Cup overall

Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall) stood at the top of the world in men’s short track speed skating. He took first place with a time of 1:25:359 in the second race of the men’s 1000m at the 6th International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 13th. Park Ji-won led the championship as the last runner in the relay finals, teaming up with Lim Yong-jin (Goyang City Hall), Lee Dong-hyeon (Uijeongbu Kwangdong High School), and Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University). After a close match with Lin Xiaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who was naturalized in China, he came in first by 0.042 seconds. Park Ji-won won three gold medals at this event, including the 1500m gold medal.

Park Ji-won, who collected 19 gold pieces (5 silver and 1 bronze) through the 1st to 6th competitions, confirmed the first place in the overall ranking points (1068 points) and became the first winner of the ‘Crystal Globe’. In the meantime, the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) have awarded a trophy called a crystal glove to the overall winner of the World Cup every season. In an interview with ISU, Park Ji-won said, “I received my first crystal glove and desperately wanted to go down in the history of short track speed skating. I am really proud of what I have done,” he said. 메이저사이트

Park Ji-won, whose main event is the 1000m and 1500m, had excellent skills, but was beaten by Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office) and Lin Xiaojun every time in the national team. He did not compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Park Ji-won played an unrivaled role as the leader of the Korean national team this season, when Lin Xiaojun was naturalized as a Chinese citizen and Hwang Dae-heon was absent due to injury. He said, “Over the past few years, I have been in and out of the national team repeatedly. He said this year, he wanted to let everyone know that ‘I’m back’.” The stage left for him is the World Championships to be held in Seoul next month. He won the relay gold medal at the 2018-2019 World Championships, but has yet to claim his individual event title.

The overall championship in the women’s division went to Schjaner Swielting (Netherlands) who scored 1062 points with 13 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. Among Korean players, Kim Gil-ri (Seo Hyeon-go) took 4th place with 700 points with 9 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.

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