The 2023-2024 short track national team selection competition will be held at the indoor ice rink in Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do from the 18th.
Short track skaters dreaming of the Taegeuk mark will go through the first selection competition from the 18th to the 19th and the second selection competition from the 22nd to the 23rd.
The rankings are calculated by summing up the results of three events, 500m, 1,000m, and 1,500m, and only those in the top 24 in the first competition can compete in the second competition.
On the 18th, men’s and women’s 1,500m and 500m events will be held, and on the 19th, only the 1,000m event will be held.
Up to the top 7 players in the men’s division and the top 8 players in the women’s division will wear the Taegeuk mark for the next season.
In the men’s division토스카지노, Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall) was automatically selected for the national team.
In the women’s division, there is no automatic joining player who is exempt from selection. Ahead of this season, the Korea Ice Skating Federation decided to grant the national team qualification for the next season to one Korean athlete who achieved the best results at the World Championships and won the gold medal in the individual event.
Park Ji-won won two gold medals at the World Championships, but no player has won a gold medal in the women’s division. Choi Min-jung (Seongnam City Hall) won only two silver medals in her individual event.
Accordingly, in the men’s division, Park Ji-won and the players who rank 1st to 4th in the preliminary round will participate in the 2024 ISU World Championships. Park Ji-won and the 1st and 2nd place players will be given priority to participate in the individual and team events, and the 3rd and 4th place players in the selection event will be given priority in the team event.
In the World Cup series, Park Ji-won and the players who placed 1st to 5th in the preliminary round will participate.
In the women’s division, the top 5 players in the preliminary round will advance to the world championships and 6 players to the World Cup series.
Players ranked 6th to 7th in the men’s division and 7th to 8th in the women’s division are given opportunities to participate in international competitions such as the World Cup, depending on whether the top ranked players are injured or rested.
In the men’s division, Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Provincial Office), the 1,500m gold medalist at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, draws attention by applying to participate.
Hwang Dae-heon, who was active as a signboard for the men’s national team, was unable to participate in the national team in the 2022-2023 season as he withdrew from the national team selection last year due to the aftermath of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
If Hwang Dae-heon joins the national team for the new season, chances are high that he will meet Lin Xiaojun (Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), a naturalized Chinese player who played an active part in the Korean national team’s ‘Twin Horse’ in the past, in an international competition.
In the women’s division, ‘Ace’ Choi Min-jeong gave up participating in the tryouts.
Choi Min-jeong temporarily returned her Taegeuk mark, saying that she would not participate in international competitions for one season and would focus on preparing for the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.
This competition is also attracting attention as a return match for the domestic leader of Victor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo), the ‘short track emperor’.
Viktor Ahn acts as a personal coach for seven athletes from his alma mater, Korea Physical Education University, in this competition.