Kim Gil-ri (18, Seongnam City Hall), the next-generation short track hopeful, rose to first place in the first round of the national team selection.
In the women’s 1000m final held on the 19th, Kim Gil-ri crossed the finish line in second place, following Shim Suk-hee (Seoul City Hall). She placed first in the first round of trials with Kim Gil-ri, who had placed first in the 500m held the previous day, with a total score of 55 points (34 points for first place in the 500m and 21 points for second place in the 1000m).
She won the gold medal in the 1000 m at the 2020 Junior World Championships from Gilly Kim. 메이저놀이터Gilly Kim, who was selected for the national team for the first time last year, ranked first in the 1500m rankings and fourth in the overall at the World Cup last season, making her the best performer among Korean female athletes. Kim Gil-ri, who joined Seongnam City Hall, where role model Choi Min-jung belongs, said, “Even though she was penalized in the 1500m semifinal, she showed off her improved skills and took a step closer to being selected as a national team member.”
In the women’s division, Choi Min-jung, the ace, did not participate in the representative selection. Soyeon Lee (44 points, Sports Toto) ranked 2nd, Arang Kim (42 points, Goyang City Hall) ranked 3rd, Sukhee Shim (42 points, Seoul City Hall) ranked 4th, and Jiwon Park (32 points, Jeonbuk Provincial Office) ranked 5th. occupied 1st to 3rd place players receive priority in the individual and team competitions at international competitions, and 4th to 5th place players receive priority in the team competition. The 6th to 8th ranks train together in the national team, and if there are vacancies, they go to international competitions.
In the men’s division, Kim Kun-woo (Sports Toto) took first place with 42 points. Kim Kun-woo took first place in the 1000m final and jumped to the lead. Lee Jun-seo (Seongnam City Hall), who participated in the Beijing Olympics, came second with 37 points. In the men’s division, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), who won two gold medals at the world championships, automatically gets the right to participate, and the first and second place will participate in the individual competition, and seven people will wear the Taegeuk mark.
The men’s division is expected to be fiercely contested until the second round. Jang Seong-woo (Korea University), Kim Da-gyeom (Seongnam City Hall), and Lee Jung-min (Korea National Sport University) ranked 3rd to 5th with 32 points each. Veteran Seo Ira (Hwaseong City Hall) and Kwak Yoon-gi (Goyang City Hall) followed with 21 points and 14 points.
Meanwhile, Beijing Olympic gold medalist Hwang Dae-heon had the misfortune of falling in the 1000m final. Hwang Dae-heon, who also fell in the 500m the previous day, got 13 points and stayed in 8th place. For Hwang Dae-heon, there was a burden of placing in the top ranks in all three events of the second competition in order to qualify for the individual event.