Short track speed skating queen Choi Min-jeong (Seongnam City Hall) won the gold medal in the 1,500m at the 105th National Winter Sports Festival.
Choi ranked first with a time of 2:31:294 in the women’s 1,500m short track speed skating final held at Songam 꽁머니 Sports Town Ice Rink in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on the 1st.
Kim Gun-hee (Seongnam City Hall) came in second with a time of 2:31:492, and Park Ji-yoon (Seoul City Hall) came in third with a time of 2:31:913.
After finishing the game, Choi said through his management company All That Sports, “I had a good result because I had a good tactical fit,” adding, “I’m still in the process of improving my physical condition. I’ll watch it for the long term, aiming for the upcoming selection match or next season.”
“It is important to finish the rest of the game well without injury. I will prepare well for the rest of the tournament, paying more attention to what I lacked in the game,” he said.
Choi Min-jeong, who won two gold medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and won the 1,500m gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, briefly lowered the national flag for the 2023-2024 season to focus on the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
In the men’s 1,500-meter final, Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government) won with a time of 2:26.116.
Lee Sung-woo (Goyang City Hall) came in second with 2:26.166, and Kim Gun-woo (Sports Toto) came in third with 2:26.246.