Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office), who suffered from bad luck in the 1st short track national team selection competition, was revived.
Hwang Dae-heon took first place in the men’s 1,500m in the second round of the 2023-2024 season short track national team selection held at the indoor ice rink in Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 22nd, followed by second in the men’s 500m.
He added 55 ranking points in the two events held on the day and rose to first place in the overall ranking with a total of 68 points. Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto) , who tied with Hwang Dae-heon, took second place according to the total
rankings in each event.
He suffered from terrible misfortune during that time. He was unable to play for the national team in the 2022-2023 season as he withdrew from the national team selection match last year due to the aftermath of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Hwang Dae-heon, who had been grinding his teeth for a year, tried to return to the national team through this selection, but collapsed again in the first selection.
He fell in the men’s 500m final and finished fifth, and in the men’s 1,000m final, he ran first but fell one lap before the finish line to finish sixth.
Hwang Dae-heon seemed to lose the chance to compete in the individual event in international competitions, finishing only 8th in the overall rankings until his first selection event.
However, Hwang Dae-heon returned to his former form on the first day of his 2nd tryout and performed the best.
He passed both the men’s 1,500m quarterfinals and semifinals as first place, and then won the final by narrowly beating Lim Yongjin (Goyang City Hall) with a record of 2:19:365.
Hwang Dae-heon was the same as Lim Yong-jin up to 1/1,000th of a second, but was ahead of him in photographic interpretation. Third place was occupied by Kim Gun-woo.
Hwang Dae-heon also crossed the finish line in second place after Seo Ira (Hwaseong City Hall) in the men’s 500m. Third place went to Kim Kun-woo.
In the men’s division, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), who won two gold medals at the 2023 World Championships, automatically boarded the national team, and the top seven players in the selection round will wear the Taegeuk mark.
Park Ji-won and the players who placed 1st and 2nd in the selection round get priority in the individual and team events at international competitions, and the 3rd and 4th place players in the selection round get priority in the team event.
The 5th to 7th place players in the men’s division receive opportunities to participate in international competitions such as the World Cup, depending on whether the top ranked players are injured or rested.
Hwang Dae-heon and Kim Geon-woo ranked 1st and 2nd in the men’s middle rankings, while Seo Ra-ra (55 points) and Jang Seong-woo (42 points or more ranking points) are running behind.
The final ranking is determined by adding up the rankings in six events in the 1st and 2nd national selection competitions, leaving only one event in the 1,000m event on the 23rd.
In the women’s event스포츠토토, Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall) took first place in the women’s 1,500m final with a record of 2:25.327, while Park Ji-yoon (Uijeongbu City Hall) and Kim A-rang (Goyang City Hall) finished second and third.
Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall) beat Park Ji-won (43.131, Jeonbuk Provincial Office) and Seo Hwi-min (43.504, Korea University) with 43.023 seconds in the women’s 500m final.
Kim Gil-ri (89 points) rose to first place in the middle rankings in the women’s division, Shim Suk-hee (79 points) took second place, followed by Kim A-rang (55 points) and Park Ji-won (53 points or more ranking points).
The women’s final standings are also divided by the results of the women’s 1,000m event held at the same place on the 23rd.
Kim Gil-ri secured the qualification for selection in the individual event of the next season’s international competition, which gives the top three regardless of the women’s 1,000m result.
The women’s team selects a total of 8 players while ace Choi Min-jung (Seongnam City Hall) did not participate in the representative selection.
1st to 3rd place players receive priority in the individual and team competitions at international competitions, and 4th to 5th place players receive priority in the team competition. 6th to 8th places qualify for nomination.
On the other hand, in the women’s 500m quarter finals group 2 match, an incident occurred in which the staff misplaced the block (puck).
In response, the Korea Ice Skating Federation granted Shim Suk-hee and Park Ji-yoon, who passed in first and second place, and Choi Ji-hyeon (Jeonbuk Provincial Office), who passed in first and second place, the right to participate in the semi-finals according to the International Skating Union (ISU) regulations.
In the process, some coaches protested against the assignment of the race in the semi-finals, and the game was delayed.