Crystal trophy… Short Track Park Ji-won won the WC overall
Crystal trophy in my arms!’
Korean men’s short track ‘ace’ Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall) reached the top. On the 13th (hereinafter Korean time), he crossed the finish line first with a record of 1 minute 25 seconds 359 in the second race of the men’s 1000m in the 6th competition of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. In the men’s 5000m relay, which was held later, he led the championship as the last runner. Park Ji-won, who won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m the previous day, stood tall with three gold medals in this event.
It was the moment when he took first place in the individual overall at the World Cup this season. With a total score of 1068 in the World Cup rankings, Mark, 2nd place Hong Gyeong-hwan (674 points, Goyang City Hall), and 3rd place Stephen Dubois (668 points, Canada) were beaten by a large margin. Park Ji-won announced a smooth start by winning three gold medals in the first round of the World Cup. He added 1 gold and 3 온라인바카라silver medals in the 2nd Games and 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal in the 3rd Games. After winning three and two gold medals in the 4th and 5th competitions, respectively, he made a splendid finale in the last competition of the season. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Cup this season, the ISU selected the men’s and women’s overall first place and awarded a special trophy, the Crystal Globe. Park Ji-won was named as the first winner.
It is more meaningful because it is a result achieved after overcoming difficult times. Park Ji-won wore the Taegeuk mark in the 2015-2016 season. He did not see the light because he was overshadowed by Lin Xiaojun and Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office). He also left behind the regret of drinking high blood before the national team selection ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. he was determined. Park Ji-won, who rejoined the national team this season, spread her wings properly. He performed at his best and established himself as the men’s short track signpost.
It’s not over. The World Championships to be held in Mok-dong, Seoul in March await. It is the perfect stage to decorate the finale of this season. In an interview with ISU, Park Ji-won said, “Being the first Crystal Globe winner, he wanted to be a part of short track history. I am proud to have done it,” he said. He said, “I haven’t been selected for the national team in recent years. I wanted to show that I came back this season. That’s why I wanted to do my best in every match.” “I will keep the trophy by my side when I eat or sleep for the time being. However, it is large, so I am worried about how to load it on the plane.”
Meanwhile, the overall championship in the women’s World Cup was won by Shizaner Swielting (Netherlands) who scored 1062 points. Gil-ri Kim (Seohyun High School) placed 4th with 700 points.