Jeong Seung-gi (24, Gangwon Provincial Office) has firmly established himself as a world-class Korean sledder after Winter Olympics gold medalist Yun Seong-bin (29).
The schedule for the 2022-23 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) event ended with the 8th World Cup (@Sigulda, Latvia) on the 18th to 20th (Korean time). 스포츠토토
Jeong Seung-gi took 4th place in the World Skeleton World Cup World Ranking rankings this season with 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. It is a status that no Korean other than Yoon Seong-bin has experienced.
Yoon Seong-bin, who temporarily retired last year, made a new history in Korean sports with five overall ranking TOP3 at the Skeleton World Cup, ▲ 1st place in the 2017-18 season, 2nd place in the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19 season, and 3rd place in the 2019-20 season. wrote.
Jeong Seung-gi won silver medals, silver medals, and bronze medals in the 1st to 3rd World Cups in the 2022-23 season. It is also the first time in Korea since Yoon Seong-bin to win three consecutive competitions in the Skeleton World Cup series.
In the 4th competition, it slumped to 13th place, but rebounded by finishing runner-up in the 7th competition following 4th and 7th in the 5th and 6th competitions. Finishing the 8th competition in 7th place, she showed steady performance enough to be in the top 10 of the Skeleton World Cup series 7 times this season.
Jeong Seung-gi finished third at the 2023 IBSF World Championships and succeeded in winning the first Korean prize in a major skeleton event after Yoon Seong-bin. Sungbin Yun won silver medals in 2016 and bronze in 2019 at the World Championships.
He has three more seasons to play until the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympics. As Jeong Seung-gi, who has yet to experience the IBSF-sponsored championships, approaches the achievement of Yun Seong-bin, who is shining with 10 victories in the World Cup series, the possibility of becoming the second Korean Skeleton Olympics medalist will increase.