Short track skater Shim Seok-hee won the first place in the women's 500m at the Four Continents Championships, winning the gold medal in the individual event at the international competition for the first time in five years.

Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.


Shim Suk-hee, who scored her best record in her 500m semifinal and was assigned her innermost lane in the final, sprinted out in front of her with her starting gunshot.

She continued to speed up, never allowing a pass, and she was the first to score the goal, beating Christine of the United States, who had been chasing her in the last minute.

Shim Seok-hee, with her hearty smile and clenching her fists, won the gold medal in an international individual event for the first time in five years since the 3rd World Cup in November 2017.


Park Ji-won, who emerged as the new ace of the men's national team this season, also continued to rise rapidly.

In the 1,500m final, she was the first with three laps left and held the lead until the end, crossing the finish line ahead of Hong Kyung-Hwan, who came in second with two laps left.

Park Ji-won is opening her own era by winning her three consecutive individual gold medals this season.


Hyojun Lim, a naturalized Chinese citizen, and Xiaojun Lin, a Chinese name, withdrew from the 1,500m semifinal due to poor condition.

(Video editing: Nam Il)