Correspondent Park Dae-ro = While key member Park Ji-won (27) of the men’s short track team conquered the world stage, she drew attention by making use of a last-minute spurt similar to Choi Min-jung (25) of the women’s national team.
Park Ji-won won the gold medal in the men’s 1000m second race final at the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 6th competition held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on the 13th (Korean time) with a time of 1:25:359.
With this, Park Ji-won became the first ever ‘Crystal Globe’ winner. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Cup this season, the International Skating Union (ISU) selects the men’s and women’s overall results from the 1st to 6th World Cup events and presents a special trophy, the Crystal Globe, to Park Ji-won as the first winner in the men’s division.
The highlight of the match was Park Ji-won’s last-minute comeback.
Park Ji-won stayed in the lower ranks in the men’s 1000m second race final. She sped up to move into the lead with three laps to go, but was unable to break through the checks of the other riders. Then Park Ji-won ran to the out-course on the last lap and boasted explosive speed. Park Ji-won took the lead, overtaking Carl Dion (Canada) and Luca Spetsenhauser (Italy), who were competing for the lead, and crossed the finish line first.
This scene reminded me of Choi Min-jung. Min-Jeong Choi made her admire several times last year at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics when she showed off her first-place technique by quickly hitting the out-course with three or four laps left.
Choi Min-jeong even possessed acceleration at the moment when she was evaluated as the highest level ever based on her steel stamina, running on an out-course after 2-3 laps. Through this, Choi Min-jeong took the lead through her phenomenal out-course run. 스포츠토토
This technology, which was evaluated as Choi Min-jung’s exclusive patent, was also started to be used by Park Ji-won. Park Ji-won, who had not been able to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to being pushed by Hwang Dae-heon and Lin Xiaojun in the men’s national team, raised her skills to the point of reminiscent of Choi Min-jung and finally rose to the top of the world.
With Park Ji-won showing off her overwhelming skills, reminiscent of Choi Min-jung, her performance in the upcoming World Championships is also expected.
The International Skating Union (ISU) 2023 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, where Park Ji-won and Choi Min-jung will play an active role, will be held at the Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul from the 10th to the 12th of next month. The World Championships, excluding the Winter Olympics, is the most prestigious event among short track competitions organized by the International Skating Union (ISU).
Attention is focusing on whether Park Ji-won and Choi Min-jeong will win the gold medal at the world championships with their overwhelming out-course run.