Lee Sang-ho (28, Nexen Tire), a silver medalist at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, won his first medal in the 2022-2023 season International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup series.
Lee Sang-ho finished runner-up after Benjamin Karl (38, Austria) in the men’s parallel giant slalom final of the 2022-2023 FIS Snowboard World Cup held in Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada on the 26th (local time).
Prior to this tournament, Lee Sang-ho’s best result this season was ninth place in the opening game in Germany last December. The silver medal put him on the podium for the first time this season. It is the first time Lee Sang-ho has won a medal at the World Cup in 10 months since the bronze medal at the German tournament in March last year. 메이저사이트
Lee Sang-ho recorded 1:16:94 in the preliminaries where 48 players competed that day, securing his advance to the round of 16 by placing first.
Afterwards, Lee Sang-ho advanced to the finals by defeating the strong players one after another with terrifying momentum. In the round of 16, he beat Jan Kosir (39, Slovenia) by 0.42 seconds, and in the quarterfinals, he dramatically beat Alexander Fire (34, Austria) by 0.1 seconds.
Lee Sang-ho defeated Oskar Kviatkowski (27, Poland) by 0.47 seconds in the semifinals and settled for the final. However, in the final race, he failed to finish (DNF · did not finish) and finished the competition in second place.
Kim Sang-gyeom (34, High1), who competed together, placed 24th.
Born in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do, he got the nickname ‘cabbage boy’ after the fact that Jeongseon’s specialty is cabbage, and the story of his first snowboarding at a sledding rink in a renovated highland cabbage field when he was an elementary school student. He also said, “I really like Cabbage Boy because it explains my life well.” Lee Sang-ho, whose main event is the parallel giant slalom, wrote history by becoming the first Korean to win a prize in the snow event at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
Lee Sang-ho and Kim Sang-gyeom will start a parallel giant slalom held at the same place on the 27th.