‘New Empress of Ice’ Kim Min-seon, surpasses Lee Sang-hwa… 1 win remaining in World Cup all-time crown
Kim Min-seon (24, Uijeongbu City Hall), who has risen as a new ice queen, won the gold medal in the women’s 500m at the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup 5th Competition, raising expectations for a single season World Cup 500m all-time champion. .
On the 11th (hereafter Korean time), Kim Min-sun won the women’s 500m Division A at the 5th World Cup held in Tomaszow, Poland, with a time of 37.90 seconds. Kim Min-seon, who won all 500m in the 1st to 5th World Cup competitions this season, added 60 of her World Cup points and firmly defended her first place with 300 points in the 500m World Cup rankings.
Kim Min-sun will challenge her pre-season crown in the 6th World Cup held on the 17th and 19th. The World Cup winner in a single season is a record that even the original ‘Empress in Ice’ could not idealize. Lee Sang-hwa won the 1st to 7th races of the World Cup in the 2013-2014 season, but after winning the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics held during the season, she failed to achieve her former gold medal as she did not participate in the remaining World Cup competitions. 카지노사이트
Kim Min-sun’s recent performance is unrivaled. She has not missed the championship from the 1st to 5th World Cup this season, and including the Four Continents Championships held in December last year, she is the 6th consecutive victory in ISU-sponsored competitions. At the 2023 Lake Placid Winter Universiade held in the U.S. last month, Kim Min-sun won a gold medal.
With this performance, there are mixed expectations that her Kim Min-sun will stand shoulder to shoulder with her legendary player. This is because if she enters the top of the ice speed sprint, she often shows the world’s best skills for a long time.
Germany’s legend of speed skating in the 2000s, Jenny Wolf, won 49 gold medals at the World Cup. Bonnie Blair (USA), who was active in the 1980s and 1990s, won 39 gold medals, Lee Sang-hwa 36 gold medals, Kodaira Nao (Japan) 28 gold medals, and Catriona Lemeidon (Canada) 27 gold medals. They swept the World Cup championship while maintaining their top-level skills for 5 to 10 years.
However, in order to win a golden solo, you must be wary of injuries. Min-sun Kim, who suffered a back injury after performing poorly at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has a precedent in which her performance was insignificant for the next two years.