With Choi Min-jung and Kim Min-seon at the forefront, Korea has achieved second place overall in two consecutive Winter Universiade (Winter U competitions).
Korea won 12 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 9 bronze medals a day before the U-Games closed (23rd) held in Lake Placid, USA. It is running second overall after Japan, which has 21 golds, 17 bronzes, and 10 bronzes.
While France, which has won five gold medals, is in third place overall, there is no chance that Korea will overturn its ranking with France as there are only five gold medals to be decided on the closing day in cross country, ice hockey (men’s), and snowboarding.
In this event, which was held for the first time in four years after the Lucerne event was canceled two years ago due to Corona 19, Korea swept the gold medal with “world class” Choi Min-jung and Kim Min-sun, who participated in the first and last U competition. 메이저놀이터
Choi Min-jeong, a short track woman who won two gold medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and a gold medal in the women’s 1500m at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, swept all three events in the women’s individual event at this event and won a gold medal in the women’s 3000m relay, winning four gold medals.
Choi Min-jung is the only one to win four gold medals in this event.v
Kim Min-sun, who won the 2022/23 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup women’s 500m for four consecutive times, also showed off her skills.
There was a variable that the stadium was an outdoor rink, but she did not become a big problem for Kim Min-seon.
Having won the first gold medal for the Korean team by winning the women’s 1000m, she also reached the top in the women’s 500m and mixed relay, winning gold medals in all three events she participated in, becoming a triple crown.
In addition to the two athletes, South Korea won three gold medals in the men’s short track and Park Ji-woo took the top spot in the women’s 1500m speed skating. In the men’s snowboarding slopestyle, Lee Min-sik surprisingly won the gold medal, proving that Korea is strong in snow sports as well.
Korea’s overall second place this time is a record for two consecutive tournaments following the Krasnoyarsk Games in Russia in 2019. Korea won 5 gold medals in the short track at the time, and took second place with 6 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze, following Russia (41 gold).
In this event, which was held for the first time in four years, he succeeded in placing second overall for two consecutive years.
In addition, since the 2005 Innsbruck-Seefeld Championships in Austria, Korea has been in the top 3 for 9 consecutive times.
Korea ranked second in the overall at the 2005 tournament, the 2011 Erzurum tournament, and the 2015 Granada tournament, and won the overall championship at the 2007 Turin U tournament.
In Harbin in 2009, Trentino in 2013, and Almaty in 2017, he placed third overall.