it was a valuable experience that could be good medicine because it was a Youth Olympics and I participated in a young age.
Jeong Jae-hee (17, Hangang Middle School) also gritted his teeth, saying, “I hope this competition will be of great help.”
Jaehee Jeong crossed the finish line last among the 7 participating athletes with a time of 2 minutes 54.809 seconds in the short track women’s 1500m final held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangwon-do on the 20th.
It was a disappointing result. China, which had two players in the finals, had Yang Jingru take the lead from the beginning, but no one followed and the six runners caught up after one lap. 안전놀이터
This trend continued until the second half of the game, effectively confirming that the gold medal belonged to Yang Jingru
but there was a situation where the remaining six people misunderstood the number of laps.
Among them, Jaehee Jeong was the last to complete one lap that she could not finish, and she ended up in 7th place out of 7 people.
Jaehee Jeong, whom she met after the game, said, “She expected a punch-and-run strategy from the beginning
but she was embarrassed to actually go through it because she had only seen it on video.” She said, “I tried to wait to save her stamina. “I did it, but it didn’t work out,” he said.
It was a disappointing scene that I misunderstood the number of wheels at the last moment.
Jeong Jae-hee expressed regret, saying, “The number of laps is the standard for first place, but I was confused. Then I did the final ‘step out’, but I felt embarrassed.”
Still, the experience at the Youth Olympics can be the nourishment to perform well on a bigger stage. Jaehee Jeong also promised to never forget this experience and grow further.
He said, “Next time a situation like this comes, I think I will be able to deal with it better. If you want to become a big player
you have to do well in international games. I hope this experience will be helpful.”
In fact, Jaehee Jeong is an athlete who is strong in short distances, and his main event is the 500m.
He said, “Foreign athletes are stronger and have better agility, so although Korea is weak
we will try to overcome them. I am more confident in the 500m than in the 1,500m.”