‘New ice queen’ Kim Min-seon (Uijeongbu City Hall) succeeded in winning the 500m gold medal in two consecutive 2023-2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed ​​Skating World Cup competitions.Min-seon Kim finished with 37.82 seconds in the first race of the Women’s 500m Division A (1st division) of the 4th competition of the 2023-2024 ISU Speed ​​Skating World Cup held at the Rodova Arena in Tomaszowmazowiecki, Poland on the 9th (Korean time). He passed, beating Femke Kok (Netherlands, 37.95 seconds) by 0.13 seconds and stood on the highest podium.As a result, Kim Min-seon, who won her first gold medal this season in the 3rd competition of the last World Cup (37.73 seconds), showed off her spirit by running a ‘golden run’ in two consecutive competitions.Kim Min-sun, who accumulated 298 World Cup ranking points, pressured leader Erin Jackson (USA, 314 points) by 16 points and ranked second in this season’s 500m World Cup rankings.Following the 3rd competition, Kim Min-seon won the gold medal this time by participating in the race wearing her old, familiar boots instead of her newly replaced skate boots.Min-seon Kim replaced his skate boots ahead of the opening of this season’s World Cup series in preparation for the 2026 Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.It was a ploy to prepare for the 2026 Winter Olympics with sufficient time as changing skating boots would initially result in lower records.Kim Min-seon competed in four 500m races in the first and second World Cup competitions, winning only one silver medal and one bronze medal, and had a hard time adapting to her new skate boots.

As poor records continued, Kim Min-seon began revising the plan.He was concerned that his slump could be prolonged, so he decided to compete wearing his old skate boots again.Kim Min-seon, who wore her old skating boots in the third competition, immediately won the gold medal, and through this competition, she achieved victory for the second time in a row.Kim Min-seon, who faced off with Jackson in the last 10 group outcourse of the day, recorded a time of 10.54 seconds in the first 100m, finishing in 6th place overall, but completed the gold medal with explosive speed, running the remaining 400m section at the fastest time of 27.2 seconds.Kim Min-seon will challenge for her third consecutive In the men’s mass start division A, Jaewon Jeong (Uijeongbu City Hall) won his first silver medal of the season.Jaewon Jeong crossed the finish line in 7 minutes 32.35 seconds and came in second place after Italy’s Andrea Giovannini (7 minutes 32.24 seconds), who won the gold medal.’Veteran’ Lee Seung-hoon (Alpensia, 7 minutes 37.89 seconds), who also competed, was pushed to 19th place.In addition, in the first race of the women’s 500m Division B (second division), Lee Na-hyeon (Nowon High School) took second place with 38.63 seconds, while Jo Sang-hyuk (Sports Toto, 1 minute 10.51 seconds), who competed in the men’s 1,000m Division B, took second place 스포츠토토존 as an individual. He broke his highest record and ranked 4th.

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