Short track ‘Next Generation Ace’ backed by the enthusiastic support of home fans Kim Gil-li (Seongnam City Hall) won gold medals again in the women’s 1,500m at the World Cup held at home.
Gilly Kim was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2 minutes 23.746 seconds in the final of the women’s 1,500m second race of the 2023-2024 International Skating Union (ISU) 토토사이트
World Cup 4th competition held at the Mokdong Ice Rink in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul on the 17th.
Kim Gil-li, who took first place in the first race the previous day, swept two gold medals in the women’s 1,500m at this competition.
Kim Gil-li, ranked No. 1 in the world, took advantage of the gap at the back in the early stages of the race.
With 12 laps remaining, Haner Desmat of the Netherlands suddenly took a lead by leaping into a spurt, but his co-participant, Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall)
narrowed the gap and took the lead with 6 laps remaining. Meanwhile, Gilly Kim moved up the rankings one step at a time, and she took advantage of the out-course with three laps left to rise to first place.
Kim Gil-li, who increased her speed after her, held her ground until the end and took her gold medal.
Shim Seok-hee ranked 5th. Seo Hwi-min (Korea University) failed to advance to the finals as he did not place in the top two of his group in the semifinals.
Kim Gil-li, along with Lee So-yeon (Sports Toto), Seo Hwi-min, and Shim Seok-hee
also won a silver medal in the women’s 3,000m final with a time of 4 minutes 10.607 seconds.
In Korea, which was running in 4th place, Lee So-yeon used her touch timing to rise to 3rd place, and with 4 laps left
Shim Seok-hee was pushed out of the struggle and fell to last place again.
However, Kim Gil-li, who was the final runner, rode the out-course in the last lap and showed a tremendous run, crossing the finish line in second place after the Netherlands (4 minutes, 10.181 seconds).
Gilly Kim accumulated 865 overall ranking points with two gold medals and one silver medal in this competition, widening the gap with second place Christine Santos-Griswold (USA, 805 points).
The ISU selects first place overall for both men and women based on their performance in the 1st to 6th World Cup competitions and awards a special trophy, the Crystal Glove.
The 5th competition (Germany) and 6th competition (Poland) of the Short Track World Cup will be held in February next year.
In the final of the second men’s 1,500m race, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall) won the silver medal with a time of 2 minutes 18.698 seconds.
First place was Canada’s William Danjinu, who crossed the finish line in 2 minutes 18.661 seconds.
Park Ji-won, who advanced to the finals in first place in Group 1 of the semifinals, took the lead with 9 laps remaining, but was pushed back in a physical fight and fell back to 3rd or 4th place, but with 4 laps left, she ran explosively through the out-course to regain second place and stay at the finish line. passed.
Park Ji-won, who received the honor of winning the inaugural Crystal Globe award last season, accumulated 681 points in the overall ranking, closely chasing first place Stephen Dubois (Canada, 683 points) by two points.
Meanwhile, Seong-Woo Jang (Korea University), who played in Group 3 of the semifinals after going through the repechage match this morning, crossed the finish line in second place, but received a penalty and failed to advance to the finals.
In the men’s 500m final, Seo Yi-ra (Hwaseong City Hall) won the silver medal with a time of 41.205 seconds.
Seo Ira, who started from the second inner lane and was closely following Denis Nikisha (Kazakhstan), broke into the in-course at the beginning of the curve with two laps left and took first place.
Seo Yi-ra maintained the lead until the last curve, but was unfortunately pushed out by Liu Shao-ang (China), who pushed hard at the finish line, and took second place.
In the men’s 5,000m relay final, Park Ji-won, Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office), Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto), and Jang Seong-woo participated, but failed to win a medal.
Korea, which had been leading the race from the beginning of the race, had 13 laps left when Kim Geon-woo slipped while exiting the curved lane, and crossed the finish line in last place with a record of 7 minutes 13.805 seconds.