‘I avoided the worst’ Kim Min-seok, drunk driving accident → fine of 4 million won… Even without a team, the Olympic dream was held

Kim Min-seok (24), who received a lot of attention as a signboard of Korean men’s ice, but fell into abyss in an instant due to drunk driving. Fortunately, the worst was averted.

According to Newsis, the 1st detective of the Cheongju District Court (presiding judge Lee Soo-hyun) sentenced Kim Min-seok and Jung Jae-woong (24) to a fine of 4 million won on the 9th, who were handed over to trial for drunk driving under the Road Traffic Act.

The important thing is that the amount was reduced by half from the 8 million won fine ordered by the Cheongju District Court in March. Attention is focused on the fact that it will be possible to continue the hope of participating in the Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics to be held in 2026.

On July 22 last year, Min-seok Kim and Jae-woong Jung were handed over to trial on charges of colliding with a curbstone while driving a car together while drunk in Jincheon National Training Center, Chungcheongbuk-do.

What mattered was the level of the fine. This is because if a player who has been punished under Article 148-2 of the Road Traffic Act related to drunk driving is fined less than 5 million won, he will not be able to qualify for the national team for two years. He cannot wear the Taegeuk mark for three years if the amount exceeds 5 million won.

As originally planned, Kim Min-seok will not be able to join the national team for three years. Sentenced to a fine of 8 million won in March, he was in danger of naturally canceling his participation in the Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympics in February 2026, but the fine was reduced to two years, and the situation changed.

Two years from this day, in May 2025, the suspension of qualifications will be lifted, and it is expected that he will be able to participate in the national team selection event scheduled for the fall of that year.

However, it is unclear whether the past skills can be maintained until then. Kim Min-seok, a Korean speed skating middle and long-distance ace, continued his high-altitude march by winning silver medals in the men’s 1500m and team pursuit at the 2018 Beijing Olympics, and a bronze medal in the men’s 1500m at the Beijing Olympics last year.먹튀검증

However, due to this accident, in August of last year, the sports fair committee of the Korea Skating Federation suspended the player’s qualifications for 1 year and 6 months, and at the end of last year, the contract with Seongnam City Hall ended, and now the team has disappeared.

I can’t be relieved that the court battle has been completely finished. If the prosecution files an appeal, in the worst case, going to the Olympics may be in vain.

The worst was averted. In order to participate in the 2026 Olympics, we need to improve our performance through sufficient training in the future and at the same time hope that the prosecution’s appeal will not proceed. Another more important thing than anything else. In order to turn the hearts of the people, he faced the task of reflecting outside the rink and at the same time having an attitude of being an example to others.

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