Chaewoon Lee, I am the 2nd winner
South Korea’s Lee Chae-woon, who won two snowboarding titles, is holding up the gold medal with both hands at the closing ceremony of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games held at the special stage at the Olympic Park in Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do on the 1st.
Lee Chae-woon (Suri High School), a leading figure in Korean snowboarding who won two gold medals at the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics (Gangwon 2024), receives a reward from the Korea Ski Association.
According to the Ski Association on the 2nd, the association decided to give a reward of 20 million won to Lee Chae-un, who swept the Gangwon 2024 snowboard men’s halfpipe and slopestyle events.
The reward money will be handed out at the 2024 Skier’s Day event held at the Dragon Valley Hotel in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do this afternoon.
Lee Chae-woon won the men’s snowboard halfpipe event held at the Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort in Hoengseong on the 1st, the last day of the Gangwon 2024 Games, and won two gold medals following the slopestyle gold medal on the 25th of last month.
Lee Chae-woon, who won the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Championships in March last year as the youngest person ever (16 years, 10 months), and is already considered a ‘world class’ halfpipe athlete, displayed superior skills in this competition where he competed with athletes of his age. He won a gold medal.
He entered the Adult Winter Olympics as the youngest player on the Korean team at the 2022 Beijing Games, and has since continued his achievements, including winning the World Championships and winning two gold medals at this tournament, and also announced his prospects for a medal at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Lee Chae-woon, who was planning to participate in the Gangwon 2024 Big Air event held between slopestyle and halfpipe but missed out on the ‘Triple Gold Medal’ due to an ankle injury suffered during training, plans to focus on recovering from his injury for the time being.
Meanwhile, it is reported that in addition to ski industry officials, Gangwon Province Governor Kim Jin-tae and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Yoo Seung-min will also attend the event to celebrate the achievements of Korean skiing and snowboarding in this competition, including Lee Chae-woon’s double gold medal win. 토토사이트