Shim Seok-hee in front of the microphone “I found out I’m not alone”

Sim Seok-hee (25, Seoul City Hall), the national short track speed skater, thanked the people around him for supporting him at the first official event since the disciplinary action.

Shim Seok-hee said, “There were a lot of shortcomings in the meantime,” said Shim Suk-hee, after finishing the second round of the 2022-2023 national team short track speed skating championship and the 37th KB Financial Group held at the Taereung Ice Rink in Nowon-gu, Seoul on the 8th. Thanks to your help, I was able to do well in this tournament.”

He said, “After the International Skating Union (ISU) World Championships, I did my best to improve my condition by the day of the competition,” he said. promised

Shim Suk-hee stopped the interview with a breath-taking question when asked, ‘It must have been difficult mentally, but how did you overcome it?’

Shim Seok-hee, who is known to suffer from panic disorder, left the press conference for a while and began to answer after finding stability.

“I was able to focus on my training thanks to my family and people who believed in me and supported me,” he said.

Shim Suk-hee was struggling to the point of not being able to properly answer a short answer.

Whenever I was asked a question, I couldn’t open my mouth for a long time, and sometimes I exhaled hard.

However, when asked about Lee Jung-soo, a veteran player who joined his team, Seoul City Hall in March, with a rather bright expression, he said, “Lee Jung-soo is a senior who always gives generous advice.” He said, “I learned a lot and trained.”

Shim Seok-hee received a lot of criticism when a private message exchanged with coach A of the national team during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was revealed in October of last year.

The content of the message contained abusive language towards Choi Min-jeong (Seongnam City Hall) and Kim A-Rang (Goyang City Hall), and about Choi Min-jung, also included a story that raised suspicion of a deliberate collision during the Olympic Games.

Shim Suk-hee received a two-month suspension from the Korean Skating Federation for leaking messages, and was unable to participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

After returning from disciplinary action, Shim Suk-hee participated in the recent ISU World Championships in Canada with Choi Min-jung.

Shim Seok-hee finished 3rd overall in this national selection and entered the national team for the next season.

He will play with Choi Min-jung, who was automatically selected for the national team for his individual overall victory at the World Championships, and the national team for the new season.


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