Short Track Park Ji-won and Kim Gil-li, World Cup Gold Medal… ‘Achievement’ in Winning the Overall Championship

Park Ji-won wins the men’s 1,000m, beating Dubois… Kim Gil- li leaps to first place in the overall rankings and takes first place in the women’s 1,000m with ‘out-course running’ “I think I’m getting closer to the trophy.”

Short track men’s and women’s national team aces Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall) and Kim Gil-li (Seongnam City Hall) won gold medals side by side in the first race of the men’s and women’s 1,000m race at the 5th World Cup, taking a big step closer to winning the overall World Cup title.

Park Ji-won defeated Roussel Felix (1:26) in the final of the men’s 1,000m first race of the 5th competition of the 2023-2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup held in Dresden, Germany on the 11th (Korean time) with a score of 1:26.406. 482 seconds, beat Stephen Dubois (1 minute 26.559 seconds, of Canada) and won the gold medal.

Park Ji-won, who was ranked 2nd in the overall rankings until the 4th World Cup, added 100 World Cup points in the first medal race of this tournament and surpassed the existing 1st place Dubois (753 points) with a total score of 781 points. 카지노사이트킹

Ji-won Park, who took first place in the overall rankings last season and won the ‘Crystal Glove’, gave the green light to winning the overall championship for two consecutive years.

Park Ji-won won the gold medal with skillful play.

He replenished his stamina behind leader Thomas Nadalini (Italy) until five laps remained before the finish line.

Nadalini fell alone with three laps left before the finish line, and Park Ji-won took the lead.

Park Ji-won immediately increased his speed and took the lead in the race.

The chase between Dubois and Felix was scary.

Dubois exited the course on the last lap and attempted to overtake.

However, Ji-won Park did not give up the lead to Dubois.

In the final curve, he identified Dubois’ path and successfully blocked it, maintaining first place and crossing the finish line.

Gilly Kim also won after a fierce race.

He won the gold medal in the final of the first women’s 1,000m race with a time of 1 minute 29.246 seconds, beating Sandra Felzebub (Netherlands, 1 minute 29.319 seconds) and Kamila Stormovska (Poland, 1 minute 29.399 seconds).

Gilly Kim saved his stamina at the very back at the beginning of the race.

He exploded all of her stored energy at once.

He went out onto the course with two laps left before the finish line and beat his competitors without hesitation.

With the final laps remaining, she moved up to third and then continued to pick up the pace on the outcourse.

He crossed the finish line first, beating Felzebür and Stormovska, who were in first and second place on the final curve.

Kim Gil-li, who was ranked first in the overall rankings with 865 World Cup points until the 4th competition, added 100 World Cup points with her win that day, widening the gap with second place Christine Santos-Griswold (USA, 885 points).

The World Cup series concludes with the 5th competition and the 6th competition to be held in Gdansk, Poland from the 17th to the 19th of this month.

In an interview with ISU after finishing the race, Kim Gil-li said, “I think I’m one step closer to the Crystal Glove (a trophy awarded to the overall winner),” and added, “It was effective to wait until the other athletes were tired and then pour out my strength.”

Park Ji-won and Kim Gil-li participated together with Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto) and Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall) in the mixed 2,000m relay final held on the same day and won bronze medals.

The gold medal was taken by the United States, and the silver medal was taken by the Netherlands.

In addition, Ji-won Park participated in the semifinals of the men’s 5,000m relay along with Seong-woo Jang (Korea University), Tae-seong Kim (Dankook University), and Ira Seo (Hwaseong City Hall), and took first place and advanced to the finals.

Gil-li Kim also participated in the semifinals of the women’s 3,000m relay along with So-yeon Lee (Sports Toto), Ji-won Park (Jeonbuk Provincial Office), and Hwi-min Seo (Korea University) with the same name, and advanced to the finals in second place.

In the men’s 1,500m final, Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto) won the bronze medal, while Shim Seok-hee, who competed in the women’s 1,500m, ranked 4th and Park Ji-yoon (Seoul City Hall) ranked 6th.

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