Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall) unfortunately missed the gold medal in the last event of the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup this season.
Kim Min-sun won the silver medal with a record of 38 seconds 08 in the Women’s 500m Division A (Part 1) of the 2022-2023 ISU Speed Skating World Cup 6th Competition held at the Rodova Arena in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland on the 18th.
On the same day, she ran backwards in the group 8 in-course and ran the first 100m in 10 seconds 49, but she was pushed back to second place as Vanessa Herzog (Austria), who competed in group 9, crossed the finish line in 37 seconds 96.
Kim Min-seon, who previously won all five gold medals in the 500m in the 1st to 5th competitions, swallowed her regrets as she was unable to overcome the final hurdle of being the ‘single-season World Cup 500m all gold medalist’.
However, despite the increased burden on her physical strength due to consecutive competitions, she won the silver medal and kept her No. 1 position (354 points) in the women’s 500m World Cup this season.
Kim Min-sun kicked off her ‘golden run’ last November by winning her first World Cup gold medal in her first event, the women’s 500m. It has been about seven years since Lee Sang-hwa (retired) at the 2015-2016 World Cup 4th competition바카라사이트 held in December 2015 that a Korean athlete has won the women’s 500m at the ISU World Cup.
Even after that, Kim Min-seon won gold medals in six consecutive ISU competitions, including the 1st to 5th World Cups and the Four Continents Championships. In particular, in the 3rd World Cup on December 10, he entered the 36th invitation and rose to first place with a new personal record (36 seconds 972), and in the 4th World Cup held on the 17th of the same month, he won again with a personal best record of 36 seconds 96.
Among Korean speed skaters, Lee Sang-hwa still holds the record for the most consecutive World Cup victories (10). Lee Sang-hwa has achieved 10 consecutive victories in the games she participated in, from the second race of the World Cup Finals in March 2013 to the second race of the 1st World Cup in November 2014.