Short track speed skating Lin Shaojun (27, Korean name Lim Hyo-jun), who won the international championship after two and a half years of naturalization in China, will return to his homeland a month later.
Xiaojun Lin won the men’s 500m final at the 5th competition of the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup in the 2022-2023 season held in Dresden, Germany on the 6th (Korean time) with a record of 41 seconds 329. Xiaojun Lin also won a gold medal in the men’s 5000m relay final, which was held later, and won two gold medals in the event. 바카라
It was the first international gold medal won after becoming a naturalized Chinese in 2020. Lin Xiaojun became a naturalized Chinese citizen in June 2020, but has not been able to participate in international competitions for two years. According to the Olympic Charter of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which states that naturalized athletes must pass three years after participating in international competitions with their existing nationality, they were unable to participate in various international competitions, including the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Lin Xiaojun did not make it to his first international competition as a Chinese player until the start of the 2022–23 season. The beginning was not smooth. In the first World Cup competition of the season, she dropped off due to an injury, and in the third competition, she won the silver medal in the 2000m mixed relay and won her first medal as a naturalized Chinese citizen, but missed the fourth competition due to an injury again. It was only in the 5th competition that he won the first gold medal in the individual event and two gold medals, and it came to fruition after two and a half years of naturalization.
In an interview with ISU after the match, Lin Xiaojun said, “There have been many difficult things in the past. I am very happy to win a medal again after many years.” Later, through his SNS, he said, “I did not give up and worked hard despite the long and difficult journey.”
The season isn’t over yet. The 6th World Cup competition remains, and the Short Track World Championships will be held in Seoul, Korea in March. Attention is focusing on whether the revived Lin Xiaojun will be able to return to his homeland with good results in the 6th tournament. Along with competition with his former colleagues, attention is being paid to whether he can pose a threat to the Korean short track.