Hwang Dae-heon returns to the national team… Attention to face-to-face confrontation with ‘uncomfortable’ Lin Xiaojun

Hwang Dae-heon (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) won the overall championship in the 2023-2024 season short track national team selection competition, and China’s Lin Xiaojun (27, Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who has an ‘uncomfortable relationship’ with him Attention is focusing on whether or not the confrontation will be concluded.

Hwang Dae-heon won the men’s overall championship with 89 ranking points at the 2023-2024 season short track national short track selection competition, which ended on the 23rd at the Jincheon National Training Center in Chungcheongbuk-do.

Hwang Dae-heon, who placed 8th in the first selection contest held on the 18th and 19th, enjoyed the joy of winning the second selection contest.

I was very disappointed in the first selection competition. He fell in the men’s 500m final and was fifth, and in the men’s 1000m final, he fell one lap before the finish line and finished sixth. He only finished fifth in the 1500 m final as well.

Park Ji-won (Seoul City Hall), who won two gold medals at the 2023 World Championships, was automatically selected as a national representative for the 2023-2024 season, and the first and second place players in the men’s division of this tournament are given the right to participate in the individual competition at the international competition, so the first selection competition was postponed to 8 It was unclear whether Hwang Dae-heon, who passed above, would be able to secure the right to participate in the individual event.

However, on the first day of his second selection competition, Hwang Dae-heon took first place in the 1500 m and second in the 500 m, taking 55 ranking points and taking the lead in the middle.

Hwang Dae-heon, who withdrew from the short track race last year due to the aftereffects of Corona 19 and a back injury, returned to the national team after a year.

Hwang Dae-heon said, “I took a break from the 2021-2022 season and came back after a year. I’m so happy, and I’ve come to think once again that this place is precious.”

Hwang Dae-heon, who overcame the sluggishness of the first contest, said, “I didn’t think much about it. I just thought it wasn’t over yet,” and “I just thought I could do it again.”

Hwang Dae-heon, who slipped slightly during the start of the 1000m quarterfinals, looked back, saying, “I think I made that mistake because I was tired after running many races. After that, I focused on the race again.”

As Hwang Dae-heon got the qualification to participate in the individual exhibition at an international competition next season, attention is focused on whether or not he will face off against Lin Shao-jun, a naturalized Chinese citizen. When Lin Xiaojun joins the Chinese national team next season, the two will compete for the first time since Lin Xiaojun’s naturalization in China.

The confrontation between Hwang Dae-heon and Lin Xiaojun, who are entangled in an uncomfortable relationship, is likely to be the biggest match. The two athletes who led the Korean men’s short track team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics parted ways in 2019.

In 2019, Xiaojun Lin was handed over to trial on charges of indecent assault after playing a prank on lowering Hwang Dae-heon’s pants at the Jincheon National Training Center. Although he was acquitted in court, he was suspended for one year by the Korea Skating Federation.

Afterwards, Xiaojun Lin chose to become a naturalized Chinese citizen in 2020. Hwang Dae-heon has grown into the ace of the Korean men’s national team.

Hwang Dae-heon rose to stardom after winning the men’s 1500m gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Shaojun Lin was unable to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics due to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulations that “to change nationality and participate in the Olympics, three years must pass after the international competition in which the previous nationality participated.” 카지노

Although Lin Xiaojun was selected as the Chinese national team for the 2022-2023 season, the confrontation between the two did not take place because Hwang Dae-heon temporarily put down the Taegeuk mark.

Lin Xiaojun, who wore the five-star red flag at the 2022-2023 season International Skating Union I (ISU) Short Track World Cup, won two gold medals in the 5th World Cup competition and contributed to China’s gold medal in the men’s 5000m relay at the World Championships.

When asked about a confrontation with Lin Xiaojun that could happen this winter, Hwang Dae-heon avoided answering, saying, “Please only ask me questions about this tournament.”

Previously, Hwang Dae-heon said at the World Championship PR Ambassador appointment ceremony in February when asked about Lin Xiaojun, “I focus on my game rather than focusing on a specific player.” ” has been said.

Hwang Dae-heon, who showed off his strength by winning this tournament, is expected to play the role of a pair of twins between Park Ji-won, who has emerged as an ace in his absence, and the men’s national team.

Hwang Dae-heon expressed his determination, saying, “(Park) Ji-won is also a good player. We have been in the national team several times.”

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