Park Ji-won, a short track skater who overcame bad luck and stood tall, said, “I will run until the end.”

 Park Ji-won (27, Seoul City Hall), who won the overall championship in the Short Track World Cup last season, suffered from particularly bad luck this season.He missed out on winning the championship after falling due to a foul by teammate Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office) in the final of the men’s 1,500m second race of the first competition of the 2023-2024 season International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup held in Montreal, Canada last October.He lost the gold medal he had won because Hwang Dae-heon attacked him from behind just before the finish line.In the final of the men’s 1,500m second race at the 2nd World Cup, he was in a fierce battle for the lead with Stephen Dubois (Canada), but lost the lead to Kim Geon-woo (Sports Toto) and ended up taking only a silver medal. The bad luck continued. He crossed the finish line in 5th place and failed to win a medal after colliding with Canadian rising star William Danjinu in the men’s 1,500m final at the 3rd event held in Beijing, China earlier this month.Park Ji-won confessed at the Mokdong Ice Rink in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul on the 16th when the 4th World Cup tournament was held, “I was worried a lot as the results continued to be disappointing compared to last season.”He said, “Still, I thought I had to overcome it.”

Park Ji-won thought about the World Championships held at the Mokdong Ice Rink last March.At that time, Park Ji-won achieved the best result while listening to the enthusiastic cheers of the home fans.He achieved the best performance among male participants, winning gold medals in the men’s 1,000m and 1,500m and bronze in the men’s 5,000m relay.Park Ji-won gritted his teeth at the international competition held at the same location for the first time in nine months.He won the gold medal in the first men’s 1,500m race that day, beating Dan Danjinu with a time of 2 minutes 16.323 seconds.It was a perfect race where he took the lead in the middle of the race and did not lose first place until the finish line.As Park Ji-won crossed the finish line, he clenched his fists and held a fierce ceremony.He said, “I think I rode harder because I didn’t want to lose the strength I gained at the World Championships,” and “I was very excited without realizing it.”As a result of this game, Park Ji-won recorded 556 overall ranking points and took second place after Dubois (573 points).If he wins the second 1,500m race on the 17th, he can take the lead.Defending champion Park Ji-won said, “It seems more difficult to maintain first place than to rise to first place,” and pledged, “I will not let 무료슬롯게임 down my guard and run to the end in the remaining World Cup competitions.”

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