Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon-do Office), a male skeleton player, shared his impressions of winning the world championship medal for the first time in his life, which was like a movie.
Jeong Seung-gi won the bronze medal by placing third in the men’s skeleton event at the 2022-2023 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships held in St. Moritz, Switzerland on the 27th (Korean time).
With a total record of 4 minutes 31 seconds 17 seconds in the 1st to 4th periods, he succeeded in advancing into the medal table by beating Britain’s Craig Thompson by only 0.01 seconds.
Jeong Seung-gi said through his management company, All That Sports, “I finished the 1st and 2nd runs in 4th place, so I aimed to be in the 3rd place on the last day.” “, he said.
Jeong Seung-gi raised his hopes of winning a medal by finishing the race in 4th place in the 1st and 2nd periods on the 26th. Since he was only 0.01 second behind the 3rd, there was a high possibility of a comeback in the 3rd and 4th rounds.
He stayed in 4th place until the 3rd period, but succeeded in leaping to 3rd place in the last run, recording 1:07:59, which corresponds to 3rd place among all players. It was a thrilling turn in the words of Jeong Seung-gi.
Jeong Seung-gi had no medals until the 2020-2021 season after finishing ninth in the 2018-2019 season competition, which was his first appearance at the World Championships. 메이저놀이터
However, with this bronze medal, she became the first Korean player to win a world championship medal since Yoon Seong-bin of ‘Iron Man’.
Yoon Seong-bin has served as a pillar of Korean skeleton by winning silver medals in the 2015-2016 season competitions, bronze medals in the 2018-2019 competitions, and gold medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. However, he is currently in temporary retirement.
With Jeong Seung-gi winning the bronze medal at the World Championships, expectations for the birth of a new skeleton ace after Yoon Seong-bin have risen.
Jeong Seung-gi is aiming for another medal in the 7th World Cup to be held in Innsbruck, Austria on the 10th of next month.
Jeong Seung-gi said, “I am grateful to the Gangwon Provincial Office, the national team coach, trainers, and sponsors,” and promised, “There are two more World Cup tournaments left, and I will try to achieve better results.”