Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall) of the men’s short track team has been attracting attention for her solid cornering skills since she was a rookie. He stood out for his ‘outside pass’ and game management ability to beat opponents with explosive spurts without slowing down even while making a very large turn on the out-course슬롯사이트.
If there is a downside, it is that the ups and downs are severe. And for Korean short track athletes, it was that they were sluggish in the national team selection competitions, which are more intense than the Olympics or World Cup. It was only 3 out of 7 seasons, including his debut season 2015-2016, 2019-2020, and 2022-2023, that he broke through the national team selection after moving up to the senior level. As a result, his participation in the Olympics was also unsatisfactory. Pyeongchang 2018 and Beijing 2022 were also eliminated from the national team selection event, pushed by Lin Xiaojun (Lim Hyo-jun) and Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office), and had to look at them from afar.
Park Ji-won, who spent a long time as an unknown player, stood tall as the world’s best skater as well as the national team’s ace this season.
Park Ji-won won the gold medal in the men’s 1000m second race at the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 6th event held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 13th with a record of 1:25:359, and also won the men’s 5000m relay last time. He led the championship as a runner.
Park Ji-won, who also won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m the previous day, won three gold medals in this tournament and took first place in the individual overall in the 2022-2023 World Cup with a total score of 1068 in the World Cup rankings. The gap between 2nd place Hong Gyeong-hwan (674 points, Goyang City Hall) and 3rd place Stephen Dubois (668 points, Canada) was quite large. It is also true that Park Ji-won won 12 gold medals in the 1st to 6th World Cups. He dominated 9 events, including 5 in the main event, 1500m and 4 in 1000m.
On this day, Park Ji-won’s ability to break through the out-course stood out. Park Ji-won, who had difficulty finding a way out in the early stages of the 1000m final, was running in third place with three laps left at the finish line. Park Ji-won, who was blocked by the players in front and could not get out of the way, escaped to the outer course and ran, and on the last lap, he overtook Pascal Dion (Canada) and Luca Spetzenhauser (Italy) at once to rise to the top spot and cross the finish line. passed
Park Ji-won showed extraordinary skills in the men’s 5000m relay final. The Korean national team, featuring Park Ji-won, Lim Yong-jin (Goyang City Hall), Lee Dong-hyeon (Uijeongbu Guangdong High School), and Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University) competed against China, Japan and Kazakhstan. The national team ran first throughout the race, and with two laps left at the finish line, the national team engaged in a second match with China. Park Ji-won, the last runner from Korea, competed with Xiaojun Lin, the last runner from China, for the gold medal. Park Ji-won, who kept first place, had a rough fight with Lin Shao-jun, who had been terribly pursuing on the last straight line, and cut off the finish line first with a narrow gap. Korea won the gold medal with a time of 6:47:048, and China, with Lin Shaojun at the fore, won the silver medal with a time of 6:47:090.
Park Ji-won’s overall victory at this World Cup has a special meaning. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the World Cup this season, the ISU awards a special trophy, the Crystal Globe, to the top men and women based on the results of the 1st to 6th World Cup competitions, and Park Ji-won became the first winner.
The key now is whether to decorate the spectacular finale of the 2022-2023 season at the World Championships held in Seoul next month. After receiving her large trophy, Park Ji-won said, “Being the first Crystal Globe winner, she wanted to be a part of short track history. “I’m proud of myself for doing that,” she said after expressing her feelings. I wanted to show that I’m back. The reason why I put all my strength in every moment,” he added, adding the secret of propaganda.