The World Cup showdown between Korean-Chinese short track standouts Hwang Dae-heon (Gangwon Province) and Lim Hyo-joon (Chinese name Lin Xiaojun) will be canceled.
An official from the Korea Ice Sports Federation said on Wednesday, “We understand that Chinese athlete Lim Hyo-joon has suffered an ankle injury.
It is unlikely that he will be able to compete in the fourth edition of the Short Track World Cup in Mokdong, Seoul.” 카지노사이트가이드
Initially, Lim was scheduled to compete in the fourth edition of the ‘KB Financial Cup International Ice Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 2023-24’ at the Mokdong Ice Center in Seoul on March 15-17.
However, he did not accompany the Chinese national team, which arrived and trained the day before.
The organizers of the event have said that the Short Track World Cup, which will be held in South Korea for the first time in six years, will feature the best athletes from home and abroad.
South Korea will be represented by Park Ji-won (Seoul Metropolitan Government), the overall winner of last season’s Short Track World Cup, and Hwang Dae-heon (Beijing 2022), a gold medalist at the Olympic Winter Games.
On the women’s side, Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall) won gold in the women’s 1000 meters at the first edition of this season’s Short Track World Cup in Montreal, Canada, in October, while Seo Hwi-min (Korea University) topped the women’s 1000 meters at the second edition of the World Cup.
Men’s 1500-meter gold medalist Kim Gun-woo (Sportoto) is also warming up.
Fans in Korea were eagerly anticipating a showdown between Korean-born Chinese athlete Lim Hyo-joon and rival Hwang Dae-heon.
Meanwhile, the IOC Short Track World Cup is held six times a season, with the Seoul event being the fourth.