it’s a shame! Kim Min-seon… 0.12 seconds behind Herzog, 6 consecutive golds lost

 A strong opponent has emerged for Kim Min-sun (24, Uijeongbu City Hall), who reigned as the ‘absolute powerhouse’ in women’s 500m speed skating. Kim Min-sun was behind him by 0.12 seconds and failed to achieve consecutive victories in her World Cup 1-6 tournaments.

On the 17th (local time), the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed ​​Skating World Cup 6th Competition Women’s 500m Division A match held at the Rodova Arena in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. Kim Min-seon cut the finish line with a somewhat sluggish time of 38.08.

Austria’s Vanessa Herzog (27) won the gold medal with a time of 37.96 seconds, while Kim Min-sun was satisfied with the silver medal. Utah Lirdham (24) of the Netherlands took the bronze medal with a time of 38.14 seconds.

Previously, at the 5th World Cup held at the same place on the 10th, Kim Min-sun took first place with a time of 37.90 seconds, and Herzog took second place, 0.19 seconds behind.

Kim Min-seon, who raced with Liredam in the group 8 in-course that day, ran the first 100m in 10 seconds 49, ahead of Herzog (10 seconds 50 seconds), but ran out of strength in the second half. Up to Group 10 that day, 20 players participated안전놀이터. Among Korean athletes, Lee Sang-hwa (10 times) holds the record for the most consecutive speed skating World Cup championships.

Min-sun Kim previously won all five gold medals in the women’s 500m in the first to fifth World Cups this season. Although she was pushed back by her silver medal this time, he kept his first place (354 points) in the women’s 500m World Cup rankings this season. Herzog placed second (301 points), and Erin Jackson (30) of the United States ranked third (241 points).

Kim Min-seon was pushed to 7th place in the women’s 500m at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February of last year and did not make it to the medal table, but she was the first to hit since then. It is the first time in about 7 years that a Korean athlete has won the World Cup Women’s 500m since Lee Sang-hwa in December 2015 at the 4th competition of the 2015-2016 World Cup.

Kim Min-seon’s best record in women’s 500m was 36.96 seconds, set at the 4th World Cup this season. She fell slightly short of her world record (36 seconds 36) set by Lee Sang-hwa on November 16, 2013. 

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