“It’s thrilling to stand on the podium while reversing.”
Korean Skeleton’s “New Ace” Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon-do Office) said this about how he felt about winning a world championship medal for the first time in his life.
Jeong Seung-gi placed third in the men’s skeleton event at the 2022-2023 International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships, which ended in St. Moritz, Switzerland on the 27th, with a total time of 4 minutes 31 seconds 17 in the first to fourth periods, and won a bronze medal.
It was a thrilling ‘reversal statue’.
Jeong Seung-gi was placed in 4th place, just 0.01 second behind 3rd place in the 1st and 2nd period races held on the 26th, inflating expectations for his prize.
By the time the 3rd trial was completed on the 27th, Jeong Seung-gi was still in 4th place, but in the last run, he rose to 3rd place with an outstanding record of 1:7.59, which is 3rd place among all players.
The gap with fourth place Craig Thompson (Great Britain) was only 0.01 second.
In a video of his impressions distributed through management company All That Sports after the game, Jeong Seung-gi said, “I finished the 1st and 2nd runs yesterday in 4th place, so today I aimed to be in the 3rd place.” It was so exciting to be on top,” he said. 메이저사이트
This is the first time Jeong Seung-gi has won a medal at the World Championships.
In the 2018-2019 season competition, where he first participated, he ranked 9th, followed by 16th and 20th in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, respectively.
It is a more valuable achievement for Korean skeletons as it is a world championship medal harvested as soon as the ‘post-Yun Seongbin era’ began.
Yun Seong-bin was the only Korean athlete to win a medal at the World Championships.
Seongbin Yoon won a silver medal in the 2015-2016 season competition and a bronze medal in the 2018-2019 season competition.
Yun Seong-bin, a gold medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, is temporarily retired.
As Jeong Seung-gi won his first world championship medal in four years, Korean skeletons preparing for the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics without Yoon Seong-bin relieved their anxiety.
Jeong Seung-gi said, “I am grateful to the Gangwon Provincial Office, the coaches and trainers of the national team, and the sponsors.”
Jeong Seung-gi will compete in the 7th World Cup held in Innsbruck, Austria on the 10th of next month.