Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) stood tall as the new ace of Korean male skeleton.
Jeong Seung-gi finished in St. Moritz, Switzerland on the morning of the 28th (Korean time) at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championship Men’s Skeleton event, with a total of 4 minutes 31 seconds 17 in the 1st to 4th periods, Matt Weston (England, 4 minutes 28 seconds 71). ) and Amedeo Bagnis (Italy, 4 minutes 30 seconds 50), and took third place, with a bronze medal around her neck. It is his first medal at the World Championships.
Prior to Jeong Seung-gi, Yoon Seong-bin, a gold medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, won a silver medal in the 2015-2016 season competition and a bronze medal in the 2018-2019 season competition. 토토사이트
In the first and second period races held on the 26th, Jeong Seung-gi rose to fourth place, just 0.01 second behind third place, raising his chances of winning a medal.
Until the end of the 3rd period, Jeong Seung-gi was in 4th place, but in the last 4th period, he rose to 3rd place with an outstanding record of 1:07:59, which is the 3rd place among all players.
In the end, he dramatically climbed to the podium, ahead of bronze medalist Craig Thompson (USA) by 0.01 second.
Immediately after the competition, Seunggi Jeong said, “I set the goal of finishing the 1st and 2nd runs in 4th place and finishing in 3rd place. I was so thrilled to finish 3rd place with a difference of 0.01 second in the end.”
The news of his medal relieved the Korean skeleton preparing for the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.
This is because Jeong Seung-gi won a world championship medal while Yoon Seong-bin, who played an active role as an immovable ace, virtually retired from active duty and temporarily retired.
Jeong Seung-gi, who will be participating in the 7th World Cup held in Innsbruck, Austria on the 10th of next month, emphasized, “I will try to achieve better results.”