2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Gold Medalist Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office) is unlikely to participate in the individual exhibition at an international competition in the 2023-2024 season.
Hwang Dae-heon fell in the men’s 1,000m final, the last event of the 2023-2024 season short track national team first selection event held at the indoor ice rink in Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 19th, and finished fifth out of five athletes.
Hwang Dae-heon, who was pushed to 6th place in the men’s 1,500m and 5th place in the men’s 500m the previous day, fell to 8th place with 13 ranking points.
On this day, Hwang Dae-heon tripped on the ice in the straight track while maintaining the lead with one lap left at the men’s 1,000m finish line.
After falling in the men’s 500m final the previous day, he suffered from bad luck today as well.
Kim Kun-woo (Sports Toto), who crossed the finish line in 1:24:236, took first place, followed by Lee Jun-seo (Seongnam City Hall), Jang Seong-woo (Korea University), and Won-sik Jeong (Sports Toto).
Kim Kun-woo took first place among men in the first selection round with 42 ranking points. Lee Jun-seo is second, Jang Seong-woo is third, and Kim Da-gyeom (Seongnam City Hall) is fourth.
The national team for the next season is selected by adding up the results of the first and second selections in six events.
In order for Hwang Dae-heon to rank in the top two in the men’s division, he must achieve overwhelming results in the three events of the second selection event held at the same place on the 22nd and 23rd.
Hwang Dae-heon was unable to play for the national team in the 2022-2023 season due to the aftereffects of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in the national team selection match last year.
In the men’s division, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), who won two gold medals at the 2023 World Championships, automatically boarded the national team, and the top seven in the selection round will wear the Taegeuk mark.
Park Ji-won and the players who placed 1st and 2nd in the selection round get priority in the individual and team events at international competitions, and the 3rd and 4th place players in the selection round get priority in the team event.
The 5th to 7th place players in the men’s division receive opportunities to participate in international competitions such as the World Cup, depending on whether the top ranked players are injured or rested.
In the women’s 1,000m final held that day, Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall) took first place with a record of 1:29:678, Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall) took second place, and Kim A-rang (Goyang City Hall) took third place. 스포츠토토
Kim Gil-ri, who added 21 ranking points that day, took first place with a total of 55 points in the overall rankings, which was the sum of the three events in the first round.
2nd place is Lee So-yeon (Sports Toto), 3rd place is Kim A-rang, and 4th place is Shim Suk-hee.
The women’s team selects a total of 8 players while ace Choi Min-jung (Seongnam City Hall) did not participate in the representative selection.
1st to 3rd place players receive priority in the individual and team competitions at international competitions, and 4th to 5th place players receive priority in the team competition. 6th to 8th places qualify for nomination.
The final ranking of the women’s division is also determined by adding the results of the second selection round.