Who will be the ‘next ace’ of the women’s national team without Choi Min-jeong (25, Seongnam City Hall), the signboard for short track?
The Korea Ice Skating Federation will hold the 2023-24 season short track national team selection event at the indoor ice rink in Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do from the 18th.
This selection will be held twice: on the 18th and 19th (first round) and on the 22nd and 23rd (second round). Ranking is determined by summing up the results of three events, 500m, 1000m, and 1500m, and only those in the top 24 in the first competition can participate in the second competition. The second selection event will be held concurrently with the 38th National Men’s and Women’s Short Track Championships.
The men’s and women’s 1500m and 500m events will be held on the 18th, and the 1000m event will be held on the 19th.온라인카지노
While 8 men and 8 men are selected, only the top 7 men will be selected for the men’s team, with Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall) already on the national team.
Ahead of this season, the federation decided to grant the national team qualification for the next season to one man and woman who achieved the best results while winning gold medals at the world championships.
Park Ji-won fulfilled her condition by winning her second gold medal at the World Championships in Seoul last month.
In the women’s event, no player won a gold medal, with Choi Min-jeong only winning her two individual silver medals.
As a result, the men’s athletes who rank 1st to 4th in the selection round get the right to participate in the 2024 International Skating Union (ISU) World Championships together with Park Ji-won.
Six players, including Park Ji-won and the 1st to 5th places in the selection round, will participate in the World Cup series.
In the women’s division, the top 5 players in the preliminary round will advance to the world championships and 6 players to the World Cup series.
The 6th to 7th place in the men’s division and the 7th to 8th place in the women’s division get a chance to participate in international competitions when there is a gap due to injuries and rest of the top ranked players.
Choi Min-jung, the leader of the women’s division, gave up participating in this selection match. Choi Min-jung, who had never put down the Taegeuk mark since 2014 when she was in high school, decided to take a year off to prepare for the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympics.
In the men’s division, attention is focused on whether Hwang Dae-heon (24, Gangwon-do Office) will return to the national team.
Hwang Dae-heon, who won the 1500m gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, withdrew from the national team selection event last year due to the aftermath of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and was unable to appear on the international stage for a year.
Meanwhile, this qualifying event is also the return of Victor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyeon-soo), the ‘short track emperor’, as a domestic leader. Victor Ahn received a lot of attention when he applied for the position of coach of the ice team at Seongnam City Hall last January, but was ultimately eliminated.
Viktor Ahn will serve as a personal coach for seven athletes from his alma mater, Korea Physical Education University, in this selection.