‘Post Lee Sang-hwa’ Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall) challenges her first gold medal at the World Speed Skating Championships.
Kim Min-sun will compete in the women’s 500m event at the ‘2022-23 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Championships’, which opens in Tialp, Heerenvein, the Netherlands, on the morning of the 4th (Korean time).
Min-sun Kim’s best performance at the World Championships was 15th in the women’s 500m in the 2016-17 season. In her most recent appearance, in the 2019–20 season, she placed only 18th in the women’s 500m.
It is not the Kim Min-sun of that time바카라. This year’s Kim Min-sun is incomparable to her previous one, and she has grown rapidly and reached the top. This season, she swept gold medals in the women’s 500m from the 1st to 5th World Cup events, leaving a strong impression as a ‘post-idealization’. In her fourth event, she broke her own best with a time of 36.96, 0.6 seconds away from her ideal world record (36.36/2013).
Although physically exhausted, she was content with a silver medal in the 6th World Cup. She ran her relatively weak first 100m section in 10.49 (2nd place overall) to build up her expectations, but she did not perform as well in the second half of the race as she did in the preceding event, and she accepted second place. .
Although she missed out on gold in her last event, Min-sun Kim, who received a total of 354 points, rose to the top of her all-season World Cup women’s 500 m rankings. The gap between her 2nd place Vanessa Herzog (Austria, 301 points) and 3rd place Erin Jackson (USA, 241 points) is very large.
Kim Min-seon is also considered a strong gold medal candidate at the world championships.
Ahead of the opening of the tournament, the ISU introduced the contestants on its official website and said, “Kim Min-sun only climbed the World Cup podium once (women’s 500m bronze medal) until last season, but this season at the World Cup, she won five gold medals in the women’s 500m and was runner-up once. “I can become Korea’s second female gold medalist after Lee Sang-hwa, who won three gold medals in the women’s 500m at the world championships,” she acknowledged her value.
The top contender for the event is Hair Choke, who won the women’s 500m in the 6th World Cup. In the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th competitions, she finished second behind Min-sun Kim, but she won the gold medal in the 6th competition, when Min-sun Kim was physically exhausted.
Looking at her skills alone, Kim Min-sun’s gold medal is strong. The problem is stamina. Kim Min-seon is physically burdened by the forced march to participate in the World Cup, Four Continents Championships, Winter Universiade, and Winter Sports Festival this season. But ahead of her world championship stage, Kim Min-sun is more motivated than ever. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-seon, who has risen as the best female skater in the short distance this season, can stand on top of her podium.