The Korean team (head Kim Yeong-do, president of Dongeui University of Science in Busan) ranked second in the overall standings at the 31st Winter World University Games (Universiade), which ended on the 23rd (Korean time) in Lake Placid, New York, USA. 메이저놀이터
Korea has 12 gold medals, 8 silver medals, 9 bronze medals, and a total of 29 medals, the most tie-ins in the history of the Winter Universiade, following Japan (48 medals total, including 21 gold, 17 silver, and 10 bronze). has finished
127 athletes competed in 5 events in this event, 16 in short track, the main event (7 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes), 9 in speed skating (4 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes), and 2 in snowboarding (1 Gold, 1 Bronze), 1 Curling (Silver 1), and 1 Figure (1 Bronze) medal.Lake Placid, USA, is a historic place where Korea won the first medal in the history of the Winter Universiade. At the 7th event in 1972, Jeon Jeon-ok won the gold medal in the women’s 1000m speed skating, the ‘descendants of ice skating’ performed a dazzling golden run. He swept a total of 26 medals on the ice alone. In the main short track event, Choi Min-jung (Yonsei University graduate, Seongnam City Hall) won four gold medals (500m, 1000m, 1500m, women’s relay), and in the men’s division, Jang Seong-woo (Korea University, 1000m, men’s relay) and Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University, 1500m, men’s) Relay) won two gold medals each. In the men’s and women’s 1500m finals, a rare scene was created in which Korean athletes swept the 1st to 3rd place podiums. Speed skater Kim Min-seon (graduated from Korea University, Uijeongbu City Hall), a speed skater, won three gold medals in the main event, the women’s 500m, 1000m and mixed relay, showing off her world number one this season. Including Park Ji-woo (Kyunghee Cyber University, Gangwon Provincial Office) winning the women’s 1500m, she won four gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals in the ice alone. ‘Figure skating general’ Kim Ye-rim (Dankook University) won the first bronze medal in women’s singles at the Universiade.
In addition, Lee Min-sik (Korea National University) in the ski (snowboard) event also won the first gold medal in slopestyle at the Universiade, proving the potential of Korean snowboarding on the world stage. Lee Min-sik scored 25.5 points in the first final, but scored 90 points in the second final, winning a dramatic come-from-behind gold medal. The women’s curling team won the silver medal after losing 4-6 to China in the final.
Meanwhile, the main body of the Korean athletes will return to Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 25th after the local disbanding ceremony, and begin training to participate in the International Skating Union (ISU) international competition, which will resume from February.