Hwang Dae-heon (22, Korea National Sports University, photo), the symbol of the men’s short track track in Korea, saved the pride of Korea, which was almost no-gold in the 2021-2022 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup 3rd Tournament.
Hwang Dae-heon won the World Cup 3rd men’s 1000 final at Debrecen Phonics Arena in Hungary on the 22nd with a record of 1:25.425, beating Canada’s Pascal Dion (1:25.698) and winning the gold medal, the only gold medal among Korean players. became a list Hwang Dae-heon, who was looking for an opportunity at the bottom of the race throughout the race, left the finish line one lap and took the lead with explosive speed, and after that, he widened the distance. Hwang Dae-heon, who won gold medals in the men’s 1000 in the first World Cup and the men’s 500 in the second World Cup, continued his gold medal streak in three consecutive individual events.
Choi Min-jeong (23, Seongnam City Hall), the representative of the women’s national team, who could not participate in the second tournament due to an injury, won the silver medal in the women’s 1000 final with a record of 1:31.789. He looked for a chance from behind early in the race, but with the last lap left, he sped up and broke the finish line for the third time. However, Choi Min-jung finished second as Canadian Courtney Sarault was penalized.
Hwang Dae-heon, Kim Dong-wook (Sports Toto), Park In-wook (Daejeon Sports Festival), and Kwak Yun-ki (Goyang City Hall) took part in the men’s 5000 finals with a record of 6:44.892 and won a silver medal. Korea finished the 3rd Short Track World Cup with 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. The national team will move to Dordrecht, Netherlands, and participate in the 4th World Cup, which will be held from the 26th to the 29th of this month.
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