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Another personal record… ‘WC 4th consecutive gold’ Kim Min-seon, now a real world class

There is no brake on the speed of ‘next-generation ice queen’ Kim Min-seon (23, Uijeongbu City Hall). In one week, he wrote a new personal record and won all the 1st to 4th competitions of the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in the 2022-2023 season.

Kim Min-sun won her gold medal with her personal best of 36 seconds 96 in the Women’s 500m Division A at the 2022-2023 ISU Speed ​​Skating World Cup 4th Competition held in Calgary, Canada on the 17th (Korean time). This marked her 240 World Cup points and secured her first place in the world rankings for this event all season.

Kim Min-seon, who placed 7th in this event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (37.60), won her first medal (bronze medal, 37.587 in 37.587) on her senior stage in this event at last season’s ISU World Cup Finals held in March, flapping her wings. started. She stood out for her technical development as well as her mental ability to overcome the pressure even when the home crowd of the ice powerhouse Netherlands (Heyren Bein) was packed.

She didn’t take a break even in the off season. She bolstered her muscular endurance by training mid-to-long distances and worked tirelessly to shorten her record on her final curve. As a result, this season she was able to win one after another with a record of 37 seconds 553 in the first competition and 37 seconds 21 in the second competition.

Immediately after her second tournament, Kim Min-seon’s team, Uijeongbu City Hall coach Jegal Seong-ryeol, said of her team, “It has allowed her to effectively distribute her powers.” She did not hide her anticipation, saying, “In Calgary and Salt Lake City, where high-speed ice is used, a record of 36 invitations will be possible.”토토

Director Jegal’s words were not false. On the 10th, in the third meeting held in Calgary, he broke his personal best record (previous 37 seconds 20) with 36 seconds 972 in this event. And a week later, he shortened his record again in this competition. Although his start was rather late (100m 10.46), he showed great back-and-forth.

Thanks to the steady shortening of the record, now the world record challenge of 36 seconds 36 set by Lee Sang-hwa (retired) in Salt Lake City in 2013 is coming into reality. Director Jegal also said with strength, “If he improves his skills and accumulates experience, he will be able to break the world record.”