The Korean short track team won gold and silver in the men’s and women’s relays at the Four Continents Championships. Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Kim Gun-woo (Sportsnet), Lee Jung-min (Korea Gymnastics University) and Jang Jang-woo (Korea University) combined to win the men’s 5,000-meter relay final with a time of 7:13.143 at the International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Quadrennial Championships in Laval, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday .After hovering in second place, the team took over first place with 15 laps to go.
The gap widened significantly after the Canadians pulled away with 12 laps to go, but each runner closed the gap a little bit before Park Ji-won crossed the line in first place in an intense race that saw the lead change hands every lap .In the women’s 3,000-meter relay, Lee So-yeon (Sportsnet), Park Ji-won (Jeonbuk Provincial Office), Park Ji-yoon (Uijeongbu City Hall), and Shim Seok-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government) won the silver medal with a time of 4:14.567.They were 0.054 seconds behind Canada, who crossed the line first.
The women’s team, who led the whole way, were overtaken by Canada with four laps to go and dropped to second place. In the men’s 1,000-meter final, Park Ji-won finished second with a time of 1:28.664.With a chance to move from second to third to the front of the pack, she was off-center with three laps to go when Canada’s Steven DuBois gave her a handshake and she dropped from second to fifth. Park rallied and crossed the finish line third, but DuBois, who came in first, was penalized and placed second. Meanwhile, in the women’s 1,000-meter final, Lee So-yeon and Park Ji-won started the race but finished fourth and fifth, respectively. In the mixed 3,000-meter relay, the women’s team of Park Ji-won and Shim Seok-hee and the men’s team 바카라사이트 of Kim Gun-woo and Seo Ira (Hwaseong City Hall) finished last after Kim fell on the final lap.