Kim Min-seon in Ice Speed, 8th Place in Women's 1,000m World Championships... “Disappointing Record”



First ‘Top 10’ in the 1,000m World Championships… Return home on the 20th and prepare for the sprint championships in March

Korean women's speed skating 'short distance sign' Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall) ranked 8th in the women's 1,000m at the 2024 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed ​​Skating World Championships. 파워볼사이트

Kim Min-seon ranked 8th among 24 participating athletes with a time of 1 minute 14.38 seconds in the women's 1,000m competition held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada on the 18th (Korean time).

The record on this day is almost 1 second short of the Korean record (1 minute 13 seconds 42) that she set in the 2nd race of the Women's 1,000m Division A of the 5th competition of the 2023-2024 ISU Speed ​​Skating World Cup on the 29th of last month.

Min-sun Kim, who had won her first World Championships medal the day before by taking silver in the 500m in 37.19 seconds, ended the competition just short of winning medals in her second consecutive event.

Although she did not qualify for a medal, Kim Min-seon entered the top 10 for the first time in the 1,000m World Championships.

She is Min-seon Kim. This is her first time competing in the 1,000m at the 2020 event, where she placed 23rd with a time of 1:15.63 and 11th at last year's event (with a time of 1:15.88).

Min-seon Kim, who has completed her schedule for this competition, will return to Korea with her national team on the 20th and then compete in the 2024 ISU Sprint and All-Around World Championships to be held in Inzell, Germany in March.

Kim Min-seon, who competed in Group 6 with Vanessa Herzog (Austria), started on an out-course and got off to a good start by passing the first 200 meters with a time of 17.80 seconds, which ranked 5th overall, but her speed dropped afterward and she remained in 8th place.

Kim Min-seon met with reporters after the game and said, "Actually, even if it wasn't a medal, I was thinking about 4th to 5th place in the 1,000m.

Personally, I was disappointed with the rank and record," and added, "I focused more on the 500m in this competition.

He expressed his thoughts after completing the competition, saying, “I am happy that I achieved my goal by doing my best.”

Regarding his future plans, he said, “I will return to Korea in about 5 weeks.

“I plan to go to Korea and rest for a few days before preparing for the sprint world championships,” he said.

Lee Na-hyun (Nowon High School), who also competed, took 17th place with 1 minute 15.97 seconds.

Miho Takagi, gold medalist in the 1,000m at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Japan, 1 minute 12.83 seconds) won the championship, while Han Mei (China, 1 minute 13.27 seconds) and Utah Leirdam (Netherlands, 1 minute 13.28 seconds) ranked second and third. Cho Sang-hyuk, who participated in the

men's 1,000m (Sports Toto, 1 minute 08.38 seconds) and Kim Tae-yoon (Seoul City Hall, 1 minute 08.52 seconds) ranked 20th and 22nd, respectively, more

than 2 seconds more than the winner Jordan Stoltz (USA, 1 minute 06.05 seconds). In particular ,

Stoltz, a 19-year-old rookie who won three men's gold medals (500m, 1,000m, and 1,500m) in last year's competition, swept the 500m and 1,000m at this competition, challenging to win three world championships for the second year in a row with 1,500m remaining. In addition ,

in the mass start, Jeong Jae-won (Uijeongbu City Hall, 8 minutes 43.09 seconds) in the men's division and Park Ji-woo (Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province Office, 8 minutes 32.15 seconds) in the women's division both ranked 11th.