Short track Park Ji-won, 6th World Cup 1,500m gold medal… Lee Dong-hyun silver medal

Park Ji-won, the signboard of the short track men’s national team, has once again reached the top in the 1,500m World Cup at the International Skating Union (ISU).

Park Ji-won won the men’s 1,500m final at the 2022-2023 ISU Short Track World Cup 6th event held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, with a record of 2:17:200, beating Lee Dong-hyun (Uijeongbu Kwangdong High School, 2:17:310).

With this, Park Ji-won won the 1st competition and the 3rd to 6th competitions, only 5 times this season in the 1,500m World Cup.

Including three first place finishes in the 1,000m, he swept eight gold medals in the individual event at the World Cup.

Having already confirmed the overall first place in the World Cup rankings this season in the 5th competition, he has accumulated a total of 968 points by this day, further widening the gap with second place Hong Gyeong-hwan 스포츠토토.

In the final, Park Ji-won, who slowly watched the flow of the game, overtook him on the outer course with 9 laps to go and rose to 1st place, while Hong Gyeong-hwan and Lee Dong-hyun, who competed together, also took their places in the lead.

Jens van Bout of the Netherlands was at the forefront at one point, but Park Ji-Won took the lead with five laps to go and then opened up a gap and was the first to cross the finish line.

Following him, Lee Dong-hyun won his first medal in the individual event in second place, and Pant Baut took third place (2:17:472).

Hong Kyung-hwan placed 7th (2:18:784).

In the women’s 1,500m final, Shim Seok-hee (Seoul City Hall) won the bronze medal with a time of 2:29:482.

Gil-ri Kim (Seohyun High School) was in 5th place (2:29:873), and Gun-hee Kim finished the game in 7th out of 7 (2:48:018) in Final B.