“This ‘Crystal Globe’ is mine. I won’t tell you back I will be world champion next month.”
Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), who was reborn as an “emperor” through the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup, expressed his determination to make the World Championships held in Seoul on the 10th to 12th of next month the “coronation stage”. burned it
Park Ji-won won both the 1000m and 1500m gold medals in the final (6th) World Cup of this season, which ended on the 13th in Dordrecht, Netherlands. Park Ji-won, who added 200 ranking points by winning two gold medals in the individual competition, won the overall championship with a total of 1068 points, beating second place Hong Gyeong-hwan (24, Goyang City Hall, 674 points) by 394 points.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Short Track World Cup, which began in the 1997-1998 season, the ISU decided to give the ‘crystal glove’ to the overall winners of the men’s and women’s divisions from this season. Park Ji-won, who became the first winner along with Shijaner Swielting (26, Netherlands, 1062 points) in the women’s division, said, “I wanted to receive this first trophy this season and become a part of short track history. I’m really proud to have achieved (a goal),” he said. “I wanted to show everyone that ‘I’m back’ this season because I’ve been in and out of the national team in recent years.”
Park Ji-won wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in the 2015-2016 season, but was not selected for the national team for the two seasons immediately preceding the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Afterwards, he ranked first in the 1000m in the 2018-2019 season and in the 1000m and 1500m rankings in the 2019-2020 season, and was once again evaluated as the next-generation mid-long distance ace. This time, the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) stood in the way. After all schedules for the 2020-2021 season were canceled in the aftermath of the spread of Corona 19, he finished in 8th place in the representative selection round for the 2021-2022 season, and he could not even make a connection with the 2022 Beijing Olympics. 토토사이트
Park Ji-won, who returned to the national team after two seasons, won 14 gold medals in this World Cup alone, including 5 gold medals in the team event (mixed and men’s relay). Park Ji-won said, “I won many gold medals, but no two gold medals are the same. “Every race has its own story.”
In that sense, the men’s 5000m relay final at the 6th World Cup, which was held as the last race of this season’s World Cup, is highly likely to continue the story until the World Championships. This is because Lin Xiaojun (Lim Hyo-jun, 27), who came out as the last runner in China, proved what a great ‘enemy general’ he was. When Park Ji-won stretched out her right foot and tried to cross the finish line first, Lin Xiaojun pushed in from the outside, risking a physical fight. At that moment, Park Ji-won stretched out her left foot and used the ‘blade thrust’ technique, entering 0.032 seconds earlier than Lin Xiaojun and giving Korea the gold medal.
However, there is no guarantee that the results will be the same at the world championships. Xiaojun Lin won only two gold medals in the 500m at the World Cup this season, but at the 2019 World Championships, he became the world champion in both the 1000m and 1500m, Park Ji-won’s main events.