Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), who has been reborn as the ace of the short-track speed skating team through this season’s World Cup, predicted a big success at the World Championships to be held in Seoul in March.
After completing the 6th competition of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup, the 10 short track team returned home through Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 14th.
The player who received the most attention on this day was definitely Park Ji-won. Park Ji-won won 14 gold medals and 4 silver medals in this season’s Short Track World Cup, which was held in the 1st to 6th competitions. Park Ji-won, who won 3 gold medals in the 4th and 5th competitions, and 3 gold medals in the 6th competition, respectively, won the men’s overall championship with a total of 1,068 points in the World Cup rankings this season.
For this performance, the ISU awarded Park Ji-won, the overall winner of the season, the newly established ‘Crystal Globe’ in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Cup. 스포츠토토
Park Ji-won, who emerged as a new signboard for men’s short track speed skating, said at the press conference that day, “I had mixed emotions when I received the (Crystal Globe) trophy. I remembered all the difficult matches and successful matches in the World Cup.” I had a thought,” he said.
Park Ji-won, who wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in the 2015-2016 season, has not been in the spotlight due to Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office) and Lin Xiaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun). Park Ji-won, who filled the gap in which Hwang Dae-heon was absent from the national team due to injury this season, completely erased the gap.
Park Ji-won said, “I had a hiatus of two to three years, and during that time I wanted to show that I was perfectly prepared. Foreign players might have forgotten me, but I wanted to remind them of my name once again.”
Park Ji-won, who is scheduled to participate in the World Championships held at the Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul from March 10 (Fri) to 12 (Sun), said, “The place where I made my debut in the World Championships was Seoul. I think there will be,” he said, “I am happy whenever I win a gold medal, whether it’s one, 14, or 20. I will win a lot unconditionally.”