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Short Track Park Ji-won and Kim Gil-li win the World Cup

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Short Track Park Ji-won and Kim Gil-li win the World Cup Men's and Women's Division ‘Chorus'


Park Ji-won won the ‘Crystal Globe' for two consecutive years… Kim Gil-li is the first Korean to receive the award, including 3 men and 3 women, and a total score of ‘Top 10' in the World Cup rankings. 카지노사이트

Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall) and Kim Gil-li (Seongnam City Hall) of the Korean short track team won the overall championship in the men's and women's divisions in the 2023-2024 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup series and became the protagonists of the ‘Crystal Glove'.

Park Ji-won recorded 1 minute 28.193 seconds in the men's 1,000m final of the 6th competition of the 2023-2024 ISU Short Track World Cup held in Gdansk, Poland on the 19th (Korean time), beating teammate Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto, 1 minute 28.304 seconds) by 0.111.

He beat him by a second and won the gold medal.

Park Ji-won, who raced with Kim Geon-woo and Jang Seong-woo (Korea University) in the finals, took the lead at the start and won the gold medal without allowing a single overtake.

Kim Geon-woo also tried to overtake Park Ji-won in the last corner before the finish line, but had to be satisfied with the silver medal.

Park Ji-won also participated in the final of the 5,000m men's relay team with Kim Geon-woo, Jang Seong-woo, and Kim Tae-seong (Seoul City Hall), helping Korea (6:55.915) take second place after Canada (6:55.577). .

Park Ji-won, who won one gold medal and one silver medal in this tournament, has a total score of 1,071 points in this season's World Cup rankings, beating his rival Stephen Dubois (Canada, 1,052 points) by 19 points and taking first place in the men's division.

Lifted the ‘Crystal Globe’ for two consecutive years.

Last season, Park Ji-won earned a total of 1,068 points in the World Cup rankings, becoming the first recipient of the ‘Crystal Glove' introduced by the ISU to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the World Cup, and experienced the joy of winning the award for two consecutive years.

Park Ji-won showed off her best skills by winning five gold medals (three in the 1,000 m, one in the 1,500 m, and one in the 5,000 m relay) in six World Cup series this season.

Park Ji-won said on the ISU website, “I knew I had to hold on after taking the lead in the 1,000m final.

I wasn't nervous and only cared about winning.

I believed in myself.

“I am happy to receive the award for two consecutive years,” he said.

In the men’s World Cup rankings, Kim Geon-woo took 4th place with 692 points, while Jang Seong-woo (562 points) ranked 6th, making him 3 in the ‘top 10’ including Park Ji-won. In the women's 1,000m final ,

Kim Gil-li crossed the finish line with a record of 1 minute 33.037 seconds, losing the championship to Kristin Santos-Griswold (USA, 1 minute 32.944 seconds) and taking the silver medal.

Kim Gil-li So-yeon Lee (Sports Toto), Seo Hwi-min (Korea University), and Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall) also participated in the women's 3,000m relay, helping Korea (4:13.394) win the silver medal after the Netherlands (4:13.319).

Kim Gil-li, who won two silver medals in this tournament, has a total score of 1,211 points in this season's World Cup ranking, pushing out Kristin Santos-Griswold (1,180 points) by 31 points and taking first place in the women's division, winning her first ‘Crystal Glove'.

Kim Gil-li took the top spot in the women's division by sweeping seven gold medals (three in the 1,000 m and four in the 1,500 m) in this season's World Cup series. Gil-li Kim said on the ISU website ,

“I am so happy that it is not easy to express my feelings in words. “The goal was to be the best.”

It doesn’t feel real yet.

The next goal is to win the World Championships,”” she emphasized.”

In the women's World Cup ranking total score, following Kim Gil-li, Shim Seok-hee (577 points) and Seo Hwi-min (553 points) ranked 7th and 8th, respectively, and were named in the ‘Top 10'.



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