The 104th National Winter Sports Festival, the largest winter sports festival in Korea, has opened.
It will be held for four days from today (17), and the Gangwon-do team is aiming for 3rd or higher overall.
Reporter Jo Yeon-joo reports.
Athletes run fast on a steep slope.
Passing through the gates installed in a zigzag pattern, they show off their dazzling skills.
This is the alpine skiing event of the 104th National Winter Sports Festival that opened today.
This year’s Winter Sports Festival will be held in five provinces including Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, where snow and sliding events are held, as well as Seoul and Gyeonggi-do.
In the aftermath of Corona 19, last year’s tournament was held without spectators, but this year spectators were allowed to enter.
A total of 495 Gangwon-do athletes competed in all eight events, including ice skating, skiing, ice hockey and curling.
Including pre-games, Gangwon-do got off to a good start by winning 52 medals, including 16 gold medals, until today, the first day of the tournament.
In particular, Jeong Dong-hyeon won three gold medals, befitting a Korean alpine skier.
[Soundbite] Jeong Dong-hyeon/High1 Resort : “It’s the biggest event held in Korea, so I’m very happy to win three gold medals there.”] Promising cross-country players Kim Woo-seok from Jinbu Middle School and Kim Seon-kyu from Jinbu High School also won one gold medal each
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The Gangwon-do team aims to be in the top 3 in the overall standings. [Soundbite] Yang Hee-gu(President, Gangwon-do Sports 메이저놀이터
Council) : “With the pride of the people of Gangwon-do, the players are in good condition and are working hard to achieve the goal of third place.”
Prior to the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics, it is a policy to check the preparation and operation of the Games and focus on raising national interest.