Athletes from Seoul will challenge for a second consecutive victory in the National Paralympic Winter Games.
The Seoul delegation will participate in all seven events including alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biathlon, para-ice hockey, wheelchair curling, and ice skating (short track) at the 20th National Winter Sports Festival for the Disabled, which will be held in Gangwon-do from the 10th to the 13th of next month. 105 players will participate in 안전놀이터
Seoul won a total of 40 medals (22 gold, 14 silver, 4 bronze) last year, and won the overall championship title by beating its ‘rival’ Gyeonggi-do five years after the 14th tournament in 2017. She won a gold medal in the group event of wheelchair curling in 5 years, and showed overwhelming performance thanks to the strong performance of snow sports such as cross country and snowboarding, as well as the performance of Kim Yoon-ji, a ‘Shinseong born in 2006’, who won three gold medals.
Kim set the goal of winning two consecutive games. The auditory curling men’s and women’s teams are strong favorites to win. The women’s team, which had three national team members who won the first bronze medal in the history of the 2019 Winter Deflympics, was unable to demonstrate their skills due to the cancellation of the game due to Corona last year. That is why I am determined to win a gold medal this year. While ace Seo Sun-seok is unable to participate in the wheelchair curling team due to injury, Kim Hye-min, a ‘young blood’, joins the team and injects energy into it.
Hwang Min-kyu, who won two gold medals in alpine skiing last year, and Kim Yun-ji, who swept the New Athlete Award in Winter and Summer Sports Games, are expected to show a more mature appearance. Je-hyeok “Young Gun” Je-hyeok, who unfortunately missed the semi-finals in the snowboard event of the Beijing Paralympic Games despite his spirited downhill, will also challenge for the gold medal.
Para Ice Hockey will be played by Hong Jae-hwa and Choi Hyuk-jun, along with ‘Pyeongchang Hero’ Han Min-soo, playing coach. Goalkeeper Kwon Oh-song joins the team and guards Seoul’s goal. In the ice (short track) event, Lee Jin-ho, who has recently won gold medals in various competitions, deserves attention.
Koh Man-gyu, vice-captain of the Seoul Sports Association for the Disabled (Senior Vice President of the Seoul Sports Association for the Disabled), said, “We will not betray our sweat and efforts. “He promised.