Kim Gili wins first gold of season in women’s short track 1000m…Kim Gun-woo wins men’s 1000m

Kim Gil-ri (19-Seongnam City Hall) of the Korean women’s short track team finally won her first gold medal of the new season.

On Feb. 22 (local time) in Montreal, Canada, the women’s 1000 meters second race final A of the first International Ice Sports Federation (ISU) Short Track World Cup of the 2023-2024 season continued.

Kim crossed the line first in 1:30.98, ahead of Belgium’s Hanne Desmet (1:31.036) and USA’s Kristen Santos-Grisswold (1:31.168) in second and third.

Kim had won silver in the women’s 1500 meters the day before, losing gold to Hane Desmet.

In the men’s 1000 meters second race Final A, Kim Gun-woo, 25, won gold in 1:26.712. It was his first win of the new season.

Italy’s Luca Spettenhauser (1:26.774) and Canada’s William Dandzinu (1:26.964) finished second and third, respectively.안전놀이터

Park Ji-won (29-Seoul City Hall), who won gold in the first men’s 1000m race the day before, was fourth (1:34.992) after crashing midway through the race while turning a corner. Hwang Dae-heon (24-Gangwon Provincial Office) also fell and was disqualified.

In the women’s 3000-meter relay final A, the South Korean team of Kim Gil-ri, Lee So-yeon (30-Sportoto), Seo Hwi-min (21-Korea University) and Shim Seok-hee (26-Seoul City Hall) finished fourth behind Canada, the United States and the Netherlands.

In the men’s 5000m relay final A, Hwang Dae-heon, Jang Sung-woo (21-Korea University), Kim Gun-woo and Park Ji-won settled for silver (6:55.895) after losing gold to Canada (6:55.656). Japan took bronze.

South Korea had no medals in the men’s or women’s 500 meters. China’s Liu Xiao’an (40.875) and Canada’s Sandra Belzeburgh (41.961) took the men’s and women’s gold, respectively.

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