Short Track Park Jiwon-Kim wins men’s and women’s 1,500 meters at World Cup Seoul

Short track men’s national champion Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government) and “next-generation ace” Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall), who won the overall World Cup title last season, won gold in the men’s and women’s 1,500 meters at the World Cup in Anbang, South Korea.

Park Ji-won was the first to cross the finish line in 2 minutes, 16.323 seconds in the men’s 1,500-meter race final of the fourth edition of the 2023-2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU) World Cup at Mokdong Ice Rink in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, on Saturday, beating Canada’s rising star William Danun.

Park, who started the race in second place, moved into first place on the straightaway with nine laps to go and then led the pack with Jang Jang-woo (Korea University).

Park briefly dropped to third place with six laps to go, but picked up the pace again to take second and then first place.

Park Ji-won took advantage of her competitors’ lack of stamina to increase her pace and crossed the line first, outrunning the hard-charging Dananu. Jang Jang-woo finished sixth.

Park’s performance earned her 556 points in the overall rankings, putting her in second place behind Steven DuBois (Canada – 573).

World No. 1 Kim Gil-ri won the women’s 1,500-meter final with ease, clocking a time of 2:35.785.

She spent the first half of the race in the back of the pack before quickly moving into first place with seven laps to go.

From there, Kim picked up the pace and took control of the race.

The American Corinne Stoddard and the Chinese Gong Li didn’t falter in their pursuit.

With no gap, Kim crossed the finish line to secure the top spot. Seo Hwi-min (Korea University) finished fourth and Park Ji-yoon (Korea University) fifth.

Kim added 100 points to her all-around score and retained the top spot in the all-around standings with a total of 715 points, ahead of USA’s Christine Santos-Grizewald (680).

In the men’s 1,000 meters, Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Province) missed out on gold by 0.014 seconds.

After lingering in the back of the pack until midway through the final race, Hwang tried to make a move with three laps to go.

However, he was unable to overtake any of his opponents as they fought for position.

With two laps to go, Hwang made another move on the straightaway to move into fourth place.

The battle came down to the final lap. Daeheon Hwang, who had fought his way past his opponents with all his might, moved into second place on the final straightaway and then into the final curve, where he battled behind the leaders.

He tried to pull off the upset with a skate-blade push, but after a video review, he narrowly missed out on second place.

DuBois clocked 1:27.099 and Hwang 1:27.113.

In the women’s 1,000 meters, Shim Seok-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Lee So-yeon (Sportsnet) and Park Ji-won (Jeonbuk-do) all failed to medal as they failed to qualify for the final.

The mixed 2,000-meter relay team of Park Ji-won, Hwang Dae-heon, Kim Gil-ri and Shim Seok-hee also failed to win a medal.

The Koreans were in first place when Park Ji-won collided with a Dutch athlete on the curved main road of the final lap and fell, which was ruled a disqualification after video review.

The Korean short track team will look to add to their gold medal haul on the final day of competition on Sunday in the men’s and women’s 500 meters, the second 1,500 meters race and the relay. 메이저사이트

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