“Reversing the car by 0.01 seconds, it was thrilling.”
Korean male skeleton skater Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon-do) won his first World Championships medal around his neck. On the 27th (hereinafter Korean time), he won the bronze medal in the men’s skeleton event at the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships in the 2022-2023 season held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, with a total of 4 minutes 31 seconds 17 in the 1st to 4th periods. The gold medal was won by Matt Weston (Great Britain, 4:28:71), and the silver medal was won by Amedeo Bagnis (Italy, 4:30:50).
Jeong Seung-gi marked 4th place in the 1st (1:07:88) and 2nd (1:7:39) races held the previous day. It was a record that was only 0.01 second behind third place. He had to be content with maintaining the existing ranking until the third period (1:08:31), but dramatically raised the ranking by marking 1:07:59 in the fourth period, which was the last run. He pushed Craig Thompson (UK, 4 minutes 31 seconds 18), who marked 4th place, by only 0.01 seconds.
Continuing the Ace lineage. 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics gold medalist Yun Seong-bin has virtually retired while Jung Seung-gi is speeding up. This is the first time Jeong Seung-gi has reached the podium at the World Championships. Until the end, his personal best was 9th in the 2018-2019 season. In this season’s IBSF World Cup, they are showing upgraded performance by harvesting two silver medals and one bronze medal in the 1st to 3rd competitions. 안전놀이터
After finishing the race, Jeong Seung-gi said, “I finished the 1st and 2nd runs in 4th place, so I was aiming to be in the 3rd place.” revealed He added, “I also thank the Gangwon Provincial Office, the coaches and trainers of the national team, and the sponsors. There are two more World Cup tournaments left, and I will try to achieve better results.”
Kim Ji-soo (29, Gangwon-do Office), who competed together that day, placed 8th with a total time of 4:32:58 in the 1st to 4th periods. Jeong Seung-gi is scheduled to participate in the 7th World Cup to be held in Innsbruck, Austria on the 10th.