Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), the signboard of the men’s short track speed skating team, reached the top once again in the 1,500m at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup.
Park Ji-won beat Lee Dong-hyun (Uijeongbu Kwangdong High School, 2:17:310) in the men’s 1,500m final at the 토토사이트2022-2023 ISU Short Track World Cup 6th event held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 11th (local time) with a record of 2:17:200. won
With this, Park Ji-won won the 1,500m World Cup 5 times this season, from the 1st competition to the 3rd to 6th competitions.
Including three first place finishes in the 1,000 m, he swept eight gold medals in the individual event at the World Cup.
Having already confirmed the first place in the World Cup rankings this season in the 5th competition, he has accumulated a total of 968 points to this day, further widening the gap with second place Hong Gyeong-hwan (Goyang City Hall, 634 points).
In the final, Park Ji-won, who had been watching the flow of the game slowly, overtook him on the outer course with nine laps left and climbed to first place, while Hong Gyeong-hwan and Lee Dong-hyun, who competed together, also took their places in the lead.
Jens van Bout of the Netherlands once went to the front, but Park Ji-won regained the lead with 5 laps to go and then opened up a gap and was the first to cross the finish line.
Lee Dong-hyun, who followed him, won his first medal in the individual event in second place, and Pant Baut took third place (2:17:472).
Hong Kyung-hwan placed 7th (2:18:784).
Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University) competed in the men’s 1,000m first race final and unfortunately missed out on a medal with a fourth place (1:24:693).
In the women’s 1,500m final held on the same day, Sim Suk-hee (Seoul City Hall) won the bronze medal with a record of 2:29:482.
Kim Gil-ri (Seohyun High School) placed 5th (2:29:873), and Kim Gun-hee finished the game in 7th place (2:48:018) out of 7 in Final B.
In the first round of the women’s 1,000m race, Seo Hwi-min (Korea University) withdrew from the quarterfinals, while Lee So-yeon (Sports Toto) advanced to Final B and placed second (1:31:960).