‘Team kill controversy’ Korea’s short track team to return home on 19th

The South Korean short track team has returned home after the ‘team kill’ controversy.

The South Korean short track team returned home from the 2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the afternoon of the 19th through Incheon International Airport.

It was a ‘noisy’ competition, with Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government) falling several times after being pushed by Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon-do).

Park Ji-won was fouled by Hwang Dae-heon in the men’s 1,000-meter final on Sunday and failed to finish. Hwang Dae-heon, who had taken the lead from Park Ji-won, pushed him with his hand and Park Ji-won lost his balance. After failing to win a medal in an individual event at the World Championships, Park lost her automatic selection to the national team for next season.

Hwang Dae-heon was penalized by the referee. It was a clear foul. After the race, Park Ji-won fell to the ground and burst into tears.

This is not the first time that Hwang has fouled a fellow South Korean athlete. It”s the third time this season. Coincidentally, it was Park Ji-won who was the target of the fouls.

Park Ji-won was also denied a medal in the men’s 1,500-meter final at the World Championships on Saturday when Hwang Dae-heon fouled him. Park Ji-won was pushed down by Hwang Dae-heon with three laps to go in the race. Hwang was the first to cross the finish line and performed a furious ceremony, but the referee awarded him a penalty.

Hwang also pushed Park Ji-won from behind in the second 1,000-meter race final at the ISU World Cup in October last year.

Park Ji-won has been fouled by Hwang Dae-heon three times this 메이저토토사이트 season.

After the race, Park Ji-won said, “I promised myself that I would make a race without variables, but there were variables again. Maybe this is a short track, and I will work harder to prevent this from happening in the future,” she said in a somber tone.

It was Park’s third crash of the season. “I don’t think there’s anything I can say about it,” he said in response.

Hwang Dae-heon, who pushed Park Ji-won over, was not available for an interview.

“It wasn’t intentional,” Hwang said as the short track team returned home on Monday in a somber mood.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *