Speed skating Kim Jun-ho (27, Gangwon-do Office) is advancing toward a new Korean record in the men’s 500m world ranking of the International Skating Union (ISU).
Kim Jun-ho finished the 2022-23 4th World Cup Speed Skating at the Oval in Calgary, Canada on the 19th (Korean time) with a 500m gold medal.
Kim Jun-ho, who became Gold 1 and Bronze 2 in the World Cup series this season, rose to third place in the world rankings. If the current status is maintained to the end, the men’s 500m Korean history will be rewritten.
The International Skating Federation introduced world rankings to the Speed Skating World Cup Series in the 2015-16 season. At the time, it was the concept of TOP3 by event, but it was expanded to the top five from the 2019-20 season.
Kim Jun-ho finished the 2019-20 Speed Skating World Cup Series in fourth place in the world rankings, which is the highest Korean ranking in the men’s 500m so far. 메이저사이트
It is also the first time in Korean speed skating to win three medals in the men’s 500m single season after the introduction of world rankings in the World Cup series. Kim Jun-ho surpassed his own achievements, such as 1 silver and 1 bronze in the 2018-19 season and 1 gold and 1 bronze in the 2019-20 season.
The 2022-23 Speed Skating World Cup series will conclude with the 5th (11th to 13th) and 6th (18th to 20th) competitions to be held in February 2023 in Tomasłow Mazowiecki, Poland.
Attention is focusing on whether Kim Jun-ho will be able to participate in the 2023 World Championships (March 3-6 @ Heerenveen, Netherlands) as the top 3 men’s 500m world ranking.
It has to overcome competition with 500m world-class speed skating such as 2021 World Championship winner Laurent Dubreuil (30, Canada) and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics third place Morishige Wataru (22, Japan).