A red light was turned on for Jae-seungseon of the national team of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics gold medalist Hwang Dae-heon (24, Gangwon-do Office).
Hwang Dae-heon finished last among the five players with a time of 1:46.883 in the men’s 1000m final of the 2023-24 season short track national team first selection event held at the indoor ice rink in Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 19th.
Hwang Dae-heon maintained the lead until the middle of the race, but fell to the bottom after tripping on the ice with one last lap left.
Hwang Dae-heon, who had fallen early in the 500m final the previous day, suffered bad luck two days in a row.
Hwang Dae-heon, who finished 6th in the 1500m and 5th in the 500m, and 5th in the 1000m, stayed in 8th place with 13 points in the final result of the first competition that ended that day.
In this selection, the top 7 men can wear the Taegeuk mark, excluding Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), who automatically boarded with two World Championships.
However, in order to qualify for the World Championships, a player must finish 4th in the selection round and 5th or higher in order to participate in the World Cup series. Even if he is selected for the national team with a lower score than that, he can only get a chance to play if there is a gap, such as an injury to a top player.
As Hwang Dae-heon ranked 8th in the first competition, the possibility of being promoted to the national team was very low. He has to show overwhelming skills in the 2nd competition, but the possibility of reversal remains. 메이저놀이터
On that day, Kim Kun-woo (Sports Toto), who took first place in the 1000m with a time of 1:24.236, took fourth place in the 1500m and took first place in the men’s division of the first round with a total score of 42 points.
Lee Jun-seo (Seongnam City Hall), who participated in the Beijing Olympics, placed second with 37 points, followed by Jang Seong-woo (Korea University), Kim Da-gyeom (Seongnam City Hall), and Lee Jung-min (Korea National Sport University).
In the women’s division, Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall), who stood out with two World Cup gold medals in the 2022-23 season, rose to first place with a total of 55 points. Gilly Kim took first place in the 500m the previous day and took second place in the 1000m that day.
Lee So-yeon (Sports Toto) scored 44 points, and Kim A-rang (Goyang City Hall) scored 42 points.
A total of 8 players will be selected for the national team in the women’s team, with national ace Choi Min-jeong (Seongnam City Hall) absent, and top 4 in the World Championships and top 5 in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, the 2nd selection round to finalize the national team for the 2023-24 season will be held at the same place on the 22nd and 23rd.