‘New Ice Queen’ Kim Min-seon (Uijeongbu City Hall) succeeded in winning the 500m gold medal in two consecutive International Skating Union
(ISU) Speed Skating World Cup competitions in the 2023-2024 season.
Min-seon Kim finished with 37.82 seconds in the first race of the Women’s 500m Division A (1st division) of the 4th competition of the 2023-2024 season ISU Speed Skating World Cup held at the Rodova Arena in Tomaszów-Mazowiecki, Poland on the 9th (Korean time). 카지노사이트랭크
passed, beating Femke Kok (Netherlands, 37.95 seconds) by 0.13 seconds and standing on the highest podium.
As a result, Kim Min-seon, who won her first gold medal this season in the 3rd competition of the last World Cup (37.73 seconds)
showed off her spirit by running a ‘golden run’ in two consecutive competitions. Kim Min-sun
who accumulated 298 World Cup ranking points, pressured leader Erin Jackson (USA, 314 points)
by 16 points and ranked second in this season’s 500m World Cup rankings.
Following the 3rd competition, Kim Min-seon won the gold medal this time by participating in the race wearing her old
familiar boots instead of her newly replaced skate boots.
Min-seon Kim replaced his skate boots ahead of the opening of this season’s World Cup series in preparation for the 2026 Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.
It was a ploy to prepare for the 2026 Winter Olympics with sufficient time as changing skating boots would initially result in lower records.
However, he had difficulty adapting to the new skate boots
winning only one silver medal and one bronze medal in four 500m races in the first and second World Cup competitions.
As poor records continued, Kim Min-seon began revising the plan.
He was concerned that his slump could be prolonged
so he decided to compete wearing his old skate boots again.
Kim Min-seon, who wore her old skating boots in the third competition
immediately won the gold medal and achieved victory for the second time in a row through this competition.
Kim Min-sun, who faced off with Jackson on the last 10-group out course of the day
recorded 10.54 seconds in his first 100m, finishing in 6th place overall
but completed the gold medal with explosive speed by running the remaining 400m section in the fastest time of 27.2.
Kim Min-seon will challenge for her third consecutive gold medal in the second 500m race in the early morning of the 10th, Korean time.
In the men’s mass start division A, Jaewon Jeong (Uijeongbu City Hall) won his first silver medal of the season. Jaewon Jeong crossed the finish line in 7 minutes 32.35 seconds and came in second place after Italy’s Andrea Giovannini (7 minutes 32.24 seconds), who won the gold medal. ‘Veteran’ Lee Seung-hoon (Alpensia, 7 minutes 37.89 seconds), who also competed, was pushed to 19th place.
In addition, in the first race of the women’s 500m Division B (second division), Lee Na-hyeon (Nowon High School) took second place with 38.63 seconds, while Cho Sang-hyuk (Sports Toto, 1 minute 10.51 seconds), who competed in the men’s 1000m Division B, recorded a personal best. He broke the record and ranked 4th.