Short track women’s national team next-generation ace Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall) has won gold at two consecutive World Cup events.Kim won the women’s 1,500-meter race in 2:34.588 in the final of the first race of the second ISU Short Track World Cup of the 2023-2024 season in Montreal, Canada, on Monday (July 29).Kim, who won the women’s 1,000 meters at the first edition of the event, continued her golden run to retain the top spot in the World Cup standings.Km took the lead early on and controlled the race.She picked up the pace with four laps to go and used her strong stamina to pull away from her rivals, finishing first. Christine Santos-Grizewald (USA) finished second.The first race of the men’s 1,500 meters was a disappointment.
Defending World Cup champion Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office) and defending men’s 1,000-meter champion Kim Gun-woo (Sportsoto) took silver and bronze, respectively.Both athletes saw an opportunity in the middle of the field early in the race and made a charge with three laps to go before the finish line, but were unable to overtake leader William Dungenow (CAN) in the final lap.No medals were won in the men’s and women’s 500 meters, which is a weak event. No South Korean athletes made the final.Chinese national team member Lin Xiaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who is a naturalized Korean citizen, won the bronze medal in the men’s 500 meters.
South Korea also failed to win a medal in the mixed relay with Hwang Dae-heon, Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Kim Gil-ri and Shim Seok-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government).The team crossed the finish line in second place behind China, but were penalized.It was ruled that Hwang Dae-heon pushed an Italian athlete three laps from the finish line.Hwang received a yellow card (YC) for pushing Park Ji-won from behind in the men’s 1,000-meter final at the first World Cup, and he was penalized again at this event.China’s Lin Xiaojun won the race. Lin Xiaojun was the last Chinese runner to cross the finish line and roared 무료슬롯게임 with both fists pumped.