New ice queen Kim Min-sun (24, Government Complex) will compete in her first international event of the 2023-2024 season. Kim Min-sun will look to win her first gold medal of the new season when she competes in the first round of the 2023-2024 International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, from October 10-12.Kim, who traveled to Japan with her teammates on May 5, will compete in the women’s 500-meter race at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The women’s sprint event will feature some of the best athletes in the world, including Uta Leirdam (NED), who battled Kim for the world No. 1 ranking last season, as well as the Netherlands’ next ace Pemke Kok, 2019 world champion Vanessa Hirschok (AUS), and Beijing 2022 Olympic gold medalist Erin Jackson (USA).Kim Min-sun is the favorite to win the title. Considered a mediocre player until the 2021-2022 season, Kim exploded last season and quickly became one of the world’s bes t.She swept the women’s 500-meter gold medals from World Cups 1 through 5 last season. She struggled with fitness issues at the end of the season, but has since recovered to full fitness through off-season training. This will be her first international competition in her new skates .Kim recently changed her skate shoes in preparation for the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Typically, athletes replace their worn-out shoes every two to three years, but Kim decided that she needed to make the switch all season in order to perform at her best during the Olympic season .It’s not uncommon to see a drop in personal records during a skate change season due to the adjustment process, but Kim is a quick learner. Earlier this month, he took first place in the chairman’s race at the Taereung Ice Center in Seoul with a time of 38.05 seconds on his new skates. “When you put on new skates, the angle of your foot can change slightly, which can cause your time to drop, but Kim has adapted well,” said Uijeongbu City Hall coach Jegal Sung-ryul .However, Kim hasn’t perfected her form. “She put in a lot of energy at the beginning of the season last year, so her stamina dropped at the end of the season,” Zegal said. “To perform well at the Olympics, she needs to have a good pace in January and February, so she has a strategy to manage her physical condition accordingly.” The plan is to run hard at the beginning of the season, such as the first World Cup, and then gradually increase the pace to achieve the best results at the end of the season. “Kim Min-sun prepared for this season with an eye on the Olympics,” said coach Jegal Seong-ryul, “and plans to play a full season without rushing.”
Also competing in the event will be Beijing Olympic men’s 500 meters silver medalist Cha Min-kyu (Dongducheon City Hall), long-distance standout Jung Jae-won (Uijeongbu City Hall) and veteran Lee Seung-hoon (Alpensia).Ahn Hyun-joon (Seongnam City Hall), the younger brother of short track legend Victor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), and Kim Bo-rim (Gangwon Provincial Office), who took a break after the Beijing Olympics, will also wear the Taegeuk mark. The Games will also see the debut of the mixed relay. The mixed relay is a new event in speedskating where one female and one male athlete team up to complete six laps of the 400-meter track. Up to four teams will compete at a time .The competition is simple. The women run one lap, then the men run two laps, then the women run two laps, and then the men sprint the last lap to determine the order 토토사이트 of finish. In short track, mixed relay is already an Olympic sport