Lee Chae-woon wins world championship halfpipe… Korea’s first ski and snowboard

Snowboard ‘prodigy’ Lee Chae-woon (17, Surigo) reached the top of the World Championships for the first time as a Korean skier and snowboarder.

Lee Chae-woon won the championship with a score of 93.5 in the snowboard men’s halfpipe final at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Snowboard World Championships held in Bakuriani, Georgia on the 3rd.

The first world championship in Korean skiing and snowboarding history came out with a gold medal.

Until now, the 4th place recorded by Kim Sang-gyeom in the 2021 snowboard men’s parallel giant slalom and Seo Ji-won in the 2017 freestyle ski women’s dual mogul event was the best ever Korean ski world championship.

Born in 2006, Lee Chae-woon, who participated as the youngest athlete in the entire Korean team at the Beijing Winter Olympics last year바카라사이트, became the protagonist of the first world championship gold medal in Korean skiing.

Lee Chae-woon, who started snowboarding at the age of 6, won the men’s halfpipe bronze medal at the 2021 Junior World Championships and won the Junior World Championships last year, standing out from his childhood and being evaluated as a promising player.

He started on the FIS World Cup stage last season and showed his potential by finishing 4th twice this season, but he was unable to stand on the podium, but he vomited his spirit to reach the top in the adult world championships, which he held for the first time in his life.

In the preliminaries of this tournament, Lee Chae-woon advanced to the finals with 10 players competing in 7th overall.

After scoring 77.25 in the first period of the final, he further improved his score to 86 in the second period, and gave his best performance in the final third period.

He showed off his splendid skills, such as showing off 1440-degree rotations in the beginning, and received 93.5 points, beating Valentino Guselli (Australia, 93 points) by a narrow margin and rising to first place.

Lee Chae-woon couldn’t hide his joy in a local flash interview right after winning, saying, “I can’t believe this moment. My dream came true.”

Snowboard halfpipe is a competition in which judges score and rank rankings according to basic movements, rotation, technique, and difficulty of aerial performances such as rotation and jumping on an inclined semi-cylindrical slope.

World-class athletes such as Sean White and Chloe Kim (above) have won Olympic gold medals.

Korea is far from the world’s top in this event, but recently, Choi Ga-on (15, Sehwa Girls’ Middle School) in the women’s department won the X Games, a world-class extreme sports event, and Lee Chae-woon conquered the world championship, 2026 Milan Cortina d’Ampezzo Prospects for the Winter Olympics are bright.

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