Korean female short track speed skater Gil-ri Kim (18, Seo Hyeon-go) said, “My goal is to be number one in the world rankings.”
Gilly Kim won the women’s 1000m silver medal at the ‘2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup 6th Competition’ held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, from the 10th to the 12th. With this, she won 6 medals in the individual event from the 1st to the 6th World Cup this year, with 1 bronze and 1 bronze in the women’s 1000m and 2 gold and 1 silver and 1 bronze in the 1500m.
The 1500m is her main event for Gilly Kim. Gilly Kim, who won consecutively at the 2022 and 2023 World Youth Championships, made her senior stage debut this year and achieved first place in the 1500m final in her World Cup series, showing her potential in the adult stage as well.
On the morning of the 14th, Kim Gil-ri, who entered the country through Incheon International Airport, showed an awkward appearance as if she was still unfamiliar with the numerous cameras and shooting baptism of her reporters. He said, “She had a lot of experience in the senior stage from the 1st to the 6th. She got good grades and seems to have finished well,” she said after finishing the competition.
When asked what was disappointing, she said, “It was a pity that the women’s relay did not finish well. I will try to look good at the World Championships. I will make good use of my experience from the 1st to the 6th.”
In the 1000m event, she fell down during the race. When asked if she had any injuries, she said, “Her upper body hurt a little, but it’s no problem now.”
Kim Gil-ri is showing a constant growth through various competitions in the senior stage this year. He said, “I had a lot of experience in the race or the part I hadn’t experienced,” he said.
When asked what he would like to improve on, he hesitated for a moment before replying, “I don’t think I’m running the race well overall.” Regarding his own strength, he said strongly, “I think physical strength is the best.”
Regarding his ranking first in the 1500m, the main event, he said, “From the 1st and 2nd World Cup, my results have been unexpectedly good. I wanted to keep the 1st place in the 1500m, but I am happy that I achieved my goal.”
When asked if there was any special advice from Choi Min-jeong, the ace of the women’s national team (Seongnam City Hall), she said, “Every game Min-jeong, her older sister tells me a lot and encourages me even after the game. She helped me a lot.”
Lastly, Gilly Kim said, “My goal is to be number one in the world rankings. I want to be the first to enter the world championships.” 스포츠토토