‘2010 Vancouver 2 gold medalist, Beijing commentator’ 33-year-old Jung-soo Lee, selected as the national short track speed skater for the first time in 6 seasons

Lee Jung-soo (33, Seoul City Hall), who was selected as the national short track speed skater for the 2022-23 season, finished the KB Financial Group 37th National Men’s and Women’s Comprehensive Short Track and Speed ​​Skating Championships and National Team Selection Competition held at the Taereung Ice Rink in Nowon-gu, Seoul on the 8th. are interviewing yunhap news

Lee Jung-soo (33, Seoul City Hall), who won two gold medals in the short track at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, returned to the national team after a whopping six seasons.

Lee Jung-soo took the last train of the national team with 7th overall score on the last day of the KB Financial Group’s 37th National Men’s and Women’s Comprehensive Short Track and Speed ​​Skating Championships held at the Taereung Ice Rink in Nowon-gu, Seoul on the 8th and on the last day of the national selection for the 2022-23 season.

It is the first time he has worn the Taegeuk mark since the 2016-17 season.

Lee Jung-soo seemed to have succeeded in recovering with a golden sprint at the 2017 World Cup after repeated sluggishness, but missed the Taegeuk mark by placing only 8th in the Pyeongchang Olympic team selection match in Gangwon-do. After that, he turned to speed skating and tried to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics, but even this failed, and he returned to short track and continued his athletic career until last year, but after falling out of the qualifying round for the Beijing Olympics in China, he turned into a commentator.

Earlier, after winning two gold medals in Vancouver, he turned to speed skating after failing to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia due to injury and sluggishness.

Lee Jung-soo, who was interviewed after the national team selection match, said, “Actually, I thought it would be my last chance when the offer from Seoul City Hall came.” said.

He added, “I think that my efforts to the end without giving up have led to good results.

He also said, “I am excited to be able to represent Korea again,” and “I was selected for the national team and received a training allowance.”

He said, “I am happy to be able to repay my wife, who has been my strength, even in a small way.”

Lee Jung-soo, who was invincible after returning from Beijing as a commentator, received a love call from the Seoul City Hall in March and has been preparing for the representative contest.



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