The Korean team (head Kim Yeong-do, president of Busan University of Dongeui Science) ranked second in the overall standings at the 31st Winter World University Games 헤라카지노도메인 which ended on the 23rd (Korean time) in Lake Placid, New York, USA. Korea has 12 gold medals, 8 silver medals, 9 bronze medals, and a total of 29 medals, the most tied in the history of the Winter Universiade, following Japan (48 medals total, including 21 gold, 17 silver, and 10 bronze). has finished A total of 127 players competed in 5 events in this event, 16 in the main event, short track (7 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes), 9 in speed skating (4 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes), and 2 in snowboarding (7 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes). He won 1 gold medal, 1 bronze medal), 1 curling medal (silver 1), and 1 figure skating medal (1 bronze medal).
Lake Placid in the US is a historic place where Korea won the first medal in the history of the Winter Universiade. In the 7th event in 1972, Jeon Jeon-ok won the gold medal in the women’s 1000m speed skating, the ‘descendants of ice skating’ performed a golden run. He swept a total of 26 medals on ice alone. In the main short track event, Choi Min-jung (Yonsei University graduate, Seongnam City Hall) won four gold medals (500m, 1000m, 1500m, women’s relay), and in the men’s division, Jang Seong-woo (Korea University, 1000m, men’s relay) and Kim Tae-seong (Dankook University, 1500m, men’s) relay) won two gold medals each. In the men’s and women’s 1500m finals, a rare scene was created in which Korean athletes swept the 1st to 3rd place podiums. In speed skating, Kim Min-seon (graduated from Korea University, Uijeongbu City Hall), the ‘new ice queen’, showed off her world’s No. Including the victory in the women’s 1500m by Park Ji-woo (Kyunghee Cyber University, Gangwon-do Office), she won 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals only in ice. ‘Figure skating general’ Kim Ye-rim (Dankook University) won the first bronze medal in women’s singles at the Universiade.
In addition, Lee Min-sik (Hanchesi University) in the ski (snowboard) event also won the first gold medal in slopestyle at the Universiade, proving the potential of Korean snowboarding on the world stage. Lee Min-sik scored 25.5 points in the first final, but scored 90 points in the second final, winning a dramatic come-from-behind gold medal. The women’s curling team won the silver medal after defeating China 4-6 in the final.
The main team of the Korean team returned home on the 25th after the local disbanding ceremony. They will start training to participate in the International Skating Union (ISU) international competition, which will resume from February.