Kim Min-seon, ‘single season all-time champion’, 1 win left
Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall), the “new empress of ice speed,” won the 500m gold medal in her 5th World Cup this season. If you win one more time, you can leave a record of ‘all-time World Cup winner in a single season’, which even Lee Sang-hwa (34, retired), the ‘Empress of Ice’, has never done.
Kim Min-sun took first place with 37 seconds and 90 seconds in the 500m Division A (Part 1) of the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup 5th Competition held in Tomaszup Mazowiecki, Poland on the 11th. Kim Min-seon, who has never missed a gold medal in seven international competitions she participated in this season, including the Four Continents World Championships and the Winter Universiade, will challenge for the season’s overall crown at the final 6th World Cup held in the same place from the 17th to the 19th.
In the 2020-2021 season, Femker Cock (23, Netherlands) also set a World Cup record in the women’s 500m. However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection at the time, only four tournaments were held, and only European and North American players participated. The last person to win all gold 바카라사이트medals in this event in the normally held World Cup was Ye Quebao (59, China), who won all eight races in the 1992-1993 season. Lee Sang-hwa won the 1st to 7th races in the 2013-2014 season, but after winning the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics held during the season, he failed to participate in the remaining 5 competitions and failed to leave a record of all gold medals.
Kim Min-seon recorded 37.70 in the women’s 500m at the ‘Pole Classic 2017’, 0.11 seconds earlier than the world junior record (37.81) held by Lee Sang-hwa at the time. However, due to her chronic back pain, she did not stand out on the senior stage. In response, Uijeongbu City Hall coach Jegal Seong-ryeol ‘prescribed’ her mid-long distance (1000 and 1500 m) training to her sprinter Kim Min-seon. Since she is born with a skeleton that is difficult to withstand excessive exercise, she decided to replace it with her endurance as it is difficult to develop her muscle strength. As a result of her training, Min-sun Kim was named second in the 1000m in the first event this season, and she was the first Korean female athlete to win a World Cup medal in this event.
Coach Jegal said, “Kim Min-seon lacks agility or maximum strength than Lee Sang-hwa, but as her endurance grows stronger, she learns to share her strength and her speed improves.” I overcame it with a spurt,” he explained. She also said, “She always emphasizes to Min Seon-yi (2026) to go to the Milan-Cortina d’Am Pezzo Olympics calmly, so she always emphasizes, ‘Don’t get excited. She is also able to fix the shortcoming of slow reaction speed. In the future, she will be able to break Lee Sang-hwa’s 500 m world record (36 seconds 36),” she said.