Skeleton Ace Jeong Seung-gi “goal for 2026 Milan Olympics medal”
After 2018 PyeongChang Olympic gold medalist Yun Seong-bin announced his temporary retirement, Korean skeleton has welcomed a new ace. The main character is Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon Provincial Office).
Jeong Seung-gi has firmly established himself as an ace by climbing to the podium three times (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal) out of the 5 World Cups this season. Considering that the medal won in the previous World Cup was only one bronze medal, Jeong Seung-gi is showing tremendous growth.
Regarding his performance this season, he said, “I felt that I was lacking in how to read the course while experiencing the Beijing Olympics last year, and I studied a lot about how to understand the course during the off-season.” It’s hard and good for long curves. The new sled fits better with my riding style, so I think I’m getting good results.”메이저놀이터
The reason Jeong Seung-gi started an unfamiliar exercise called skeleton is interesting. He said, “When I was in my third year of middle school, I happened to see a skeleton match at the Sochi Winter Olympics on TV, and I thought it was an attractive sport.” I don’t know why, but at the time, he had a strong sense of confidence that he would be able to do well.”
As confident as he was at the time, he has been reborn as a world-class athlete, and his ultimate goal is, of course, an Olympic medal. Three years later, he is working hard on learning how to play the course, dreaming of reaching the podium in Milan. Because of his skeletal nature, various course experiences are important, so he plans to focus on shortening his record by gaining more experience over the remaining three years.
The player who has the most influence on him as he aims for an Olympic medal is his role model and gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics, Christopher Grotaire (Germany). Jeong Seung-gi said, “He is a strong player who is sincere and calm in everything. Thanks to this attitude, I seem to be steadily maintaining my skills and driving without mistakes,” he said.
Coincidentally, he also had a strong fence. He joined the Gangwon Provincial Office this year. After graduating from Catholic Kwandong University, he said, “I think it will be a great help in the future as an environment has been prepared where I can focus on sports in a stable manner. As a Cheong player in Gangwon-do, he only thought that he had to do his best to show a good performance in the game,” he promised.
The Olympics is my final goal, but I need to finish well from this season. Jeong Seung-gi, who aimed to finish this season within the top 3 in the world rankings, said, “About half of this season is left. As many people support us, we will do our best to show good performances in the remaining competitions. He promised to do his best so that he can have a season without regrets.”