Korean men’s sled skeleton’s ‘pillar’ Jeong Seung-gi (24) climbed onto the podium at the world championships for the first time in his life.
Jeong Seung-gi won the men’s skeleton event at the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships held in St. Moritz, Switzerland on the morning of the 28th (Korean time) with a total of 4 minutes 31 seconds 17 in the 1st to 4th periods, Matt Weston (UK 4 minutes 28 seconds) 71) and Amedeo Bagnis (Italy, 4:30:50), and took third place, taking the bronze medal.
Jeong Seung-gi took 4th place, 0.01 second behind 3rd place in the 1st and 2nd periods held the previous day. Even after finishing the 3rd period on this day, she was in 4th place, but in the last 4th period, she set a record of 3rd place overall with 1:07:59. In the end, he overtook Craig Thompson (Great Britain) by 0.01 second and dramatically climbed to the final 3rd place on the podium.
Right after the competition, Jeong Seung-gi told his management company, All That Sports, “I set the goal of finishing the 1st and 2nd runs in 4th place and finishing in 3rd place. He was so thrilled to finish third while reversing by 0.01 second in the end,” and said, “There are two more World Cup tournaments left, and I will try to make better results.”안전놀이터
Jeong Seung-gi finished ninth in the 2018-2019 season, when he first participated in the world championships, and failed to enter the top 10 in the two subsequent competitions (2019-2020, 2020-2021). Finally, as he reached the podium for the first time in his golden years, he began to envision a rosy future.
The Korean men’s skeleton team seemed to be entering a period of stagnation as Yun Seong-bin, a gold medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, effectively ended his active career and announced a temporary retirement. However, Jeong Seung-gi’s brilliant run raised expectations for the 2026 Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.