The 20th National Paralympic Winter Sports Festival (hereafter referred to as the Winter Sports Festival) concluded its four-day journey with the final game on the 13th. The overall winner was Seoul (30,743.20 points), the second place was Gyeonggi (23,481.20 points), and the third place was Gangwon (18,876.60 points).
The MVP award went to Kim Yoon-ji (17, Seoul). Yunji Kim won four gold medals in cross-country skiing and biathlon. She announced the birth of a star in sports for the disabled by winning MVP this year following last year’s summer and winter rookie awards.
Kim Yun-ji said, “I am really happy to win 4 gold medals this year following last year’s 3 gold medals and even receive MVP. I will do my best to achieve good results at the World Cup held in the United States at the end of February.”
The rookie award went to male cross-country skier Ahn Jin-seop (Seoul). He participated in cross-country skiing and biathlon, and won a bronze medal in the biathlon 7.5km sitting event. Ahn Jin-seop showed excellent results, placing 4th in both the 4.5km biathlon sprint sitting and the 3km and 4.5km cross-country skiing sitting. 카지노
Jeong Jin-wan, president of the Korea Paralympic Sports Association, said, “This event added meaning to the 20th anniversary of the Winter Sports Festival, which has developed so far, with the participation of the largest ever team of 1,025 players. Confirming the high level of performance shown by the athletes gave me confidence in the future of winter sports for the disabled,” he said in his closing remarks.
Meanwhile, on the 13th, the last day of the Winter Games, 18 events in 4 sports were held.
In the cross-country ski event, Eui-hyeon Shin in the men’s sitting 4.5km, Yunji Kim in the women’s sitting 4.5km, and Min-young Kim and Hansol Kwak (guide) in the men’s 6km visual competition added gold medals and won four gold medals. Lee Chan-ho (Chungnam) in men’s 6km standing, Jeon Jeon (Gyeonggi) in men’s 6km hearing (DB), and Choi Jin-hyung (Seoul) in women’s 6km hearing (DB) rose to the top.
In the mixed ice hockey finals held at the Gangneung Hockey Center, Gangwon defeated Seoul 9:0 and won the gold medal. In the ice hockey 3-4 place match, Chungnam won the bronze medal by beating Chungbuk 12:0.
In the wheelchair curling finals held at the Gangneung Curling Center, Gangwon defeated Jeonnam 4:3 and won. With this, Gangwon won gold medals in both the mixed 2-person and 4-person team. In the 3rd and 4th place match, Seoul won the game by one point.
Sara Choi-Junhyung Kim (guide) (Seoul) in the women’s giant slalom (visual) final, an alpine ski event, Miyeon Kim (Seoul) in the final of the women’s giant slalom (hearing), Hwang Min-gyu-Jung Sang-hyun (guide) (Seoul) in the men’s giant slalom, men’s Yang Ji-hoon (Gyeonggi) won the gold medal in the giant slalom standing event, Han Sang-min (Jeju) in the men’s slalom event, and Park Seung-ho (Ulsan) in the men’s auditory event.