CHOI SI-YEON, 7TH PLACE IN WOMEN’S BOBSLED ‘PYEONGCHANG LEGACY BENEFIT’ THAI ATHLETE WINS SILVER MEDAL

Choi Si-yeon (Sangji Daegwallyeong High School) ranked 7th in the women’s monobob bobsleigh event at the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games (Gangwon 2024).Choi Si-yeon placed 7th with a total time of 1 minute 55.22 seconds in the first and second periods in the women’s monobob (single-seater) competition held at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do on the 22nd.At the 4th Winter Youth Olympics this year, Korea has yet to enter the medal range in the sledding event.As the sledding event has a clear advantage of being a ‘home course’, there is a possibility of winning the first medal in a competition held at home, but there are no winners yet.

Choi Si-yeon, who was originally a track and field athlete, changed her sport in the winter of 2022 and does not have much experience, but is a promising athlete who showed promise by finishing second twice in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Omega Youth Series ahead of this competition.Choi Si-yeon, who ranked 7th with a time of 57.30 seconds in the first period of the day, failed to improve her ranking as her record dropped to 57.92 seconds in the second period. Choi Si-yeon said, “My record was not as good as during practice, and I became more impatient in the second period and made mistakes. I was encouraged by the great support, but I am disappointed that I did not live up to expectations,” and added, “I will prepare more thoroughly in the future so as not to miss important opportunities. “I will do it,” he said.Denmark’s Maya Voigt, currently considered the strongest in this age group, won the gold medal with a total time of 1 minute 53.31 seconds.It was 0.86 seconds behind second place Campeo Agnes (Thailand, 1 minute 54.17 seconds).

Campheol, a silver medalist, is a participant in the winter sports athlete development project for underdeveloped and developing countries, which was hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province, Pyeongchang County, and sponsored by the Pyeongchang Memorial Foundation to continue the legacy of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Denmark won a Winter Olympics gold medal, which had never been held in an adult competition, and Thailand won its first Winter Olympics medal in both adult and youth competitions.Michaela Alexia Anton (Romania) won the bronze medal (1 minute 54.34 seconds).On this day, Won Yun-jong, silver medalist in the men’s 4-man bobsleigh event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, participated along with Ivo 무료슬롯게임 Periani (Italy), IBSF President, at the awards ceremony for the women’s monobob event.

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