New Empress of Ice’ Kim Min-seon (24, Korea University) set a track record in the women’s 1,000m speed skating at the 31st Winter World University Games (Winter Universiade) (the highest record in the stadium) and won the championship.
This is the first gold medal for Korean athletes in this event.
On the 16th (Korean time), Kim Min-sun took first place out of 35 competitors with a record of 1:20:46 at the Olympic Center Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
Kim Min-seon, who started on the 18th group out course, the last group, passed her first 200m in her overall best time of 18.52, and then crossed the finish line comfortably, breaking all of her records in first place.
Among the contestants, Kim Min-sun is the only one who set a record of 1 minute and 20 seconds.
He set a record far lower than her personal best 안전놀이터 (1:13:790) because he competed in an outdoor stadium, but it was difficult to find an opponent on the stage of the Universiade, where college students compete.
Kim Min-seon is the best sprinter in the world, sweeping the women’s 500m event in the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup series this season.
She is also performing well in the women’s 1,000m, which is not her main event. In November last year, she won a silver medal in the women’s 1,000 m at the first World Cup, and is currently ranked fifth in the world rankings in that event.
Kim Min-seon aims for two gold medals in the main event, the women’s 500m, which will be held on the 20th.
Park Chae-won (Korea National Sport University), who competed in the same event that day, won the bronze medal with a record of 1:21:85.
Meanwhile, in the figure skating men’s single free skating event held at the 1980 Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on the same day, Lee Si-hyeong (Korea University) received 71.98 points in the technical score (TES), 72.60 points in the artistic score (PCS), and 1 point in total, 143.58 points in total.
He placed 6th overall with a final total score of 218.75, including the short program score (75.17 points).
Cha Young-hyeon (Korea University), who competed in the same event, ranked 7th with a final total of 208.03 points.