Youth roller speed skaters in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do swept the international competition with a ‘golden run’.
In the 23rd Namwon Korea Open International Roller Sports Competition held at Chunhyanggol Sports Park in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do from the 20th to the 26th of last month, Gimhae Construction Technical High School (hereafter Construction High School) 3rd year player Lee Jae-won and 1st year player Kim Seung-ju won the high school track 2 the day said
In this event, in which about 600 domestic and foreign players participated, Lee Jae-won took first place in the 10,000m Exclusion Points (EP) and 10,000m Exclusions (E), respectively, winning two gold medals and the MVP of the Southern High School Division at the same time.
In addition, Kim Seung-joo rose to first place in the women’s high school 10,000-meter race (E) with a time of 18 minutes 30 seconds 671, setting a new record.
The two players previously performed well in the national selection match held on the 8th of last month, and were selected as youth national team members, securing the right to participate in the World Championships in Italy in August.
In addition, Ho-jeong Lim, a freshman at Bunseong Middle School, also won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal by placing 2nd in the 10,000m exclusion event (E) and 3rd in the 10,000m exclusion point event (EP).
Chilsan Elementary School 6th grader Lim Eun-byeol took second place in the 3000m point event (P), third place in the 1000m event, and second place in the 3000m exclusion event (E), and third grader Lee Dong-yoon took third place in the 300m and 500m respectively.
An official from the Gimhae City Roller Sports Association said, “I am delighted that the athletes hone their skills diligently and achieve good results in Gimhae, a barren land for roller speed skating. In particular, player Lee Jae-won produced excellent results even though he competed with back pain,” he said. “The players are working hard with pride as Gimhae players. I will do my best to shine the name of Gimhae City in the future,” he said.먹튀검증