Kim Jin-soo’s two-man bobsled team wins a surprising bronze medal in its World Cup debut

Bobsleigh Kim Jin-su (left) and Kim Hyeong-geun

Men’s bobsled team Kim Jin-su won a surprising bronze medal in his debut at the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup.

Pilot Kim Jin-su (29) and brakeman Kim Hyeong-geun (25, Gangwon Provincial Office) won a total of 1 minute and 52 minutes in the first and second periods in the 7th men’s bobsleigh two-man race at the 2023-2024 IBSF World Cup held in Altenberg, Germany on the 17th (local time). Ranked 3rd with 02 seconds.

Kim Jin-su, who started bobsledding in 2013, worked as a brakeman for a long time and then changed his position to pilot for the 2022-2023 season.

Kim Jin-soo’s team competed in the North American Cup, which is one level lower than the World Cup this season, and made their debut on the World Cup stage in this tournament, and achieved an unexpected medal-level performance.

Kim Jin-soo boosted his confidence by winning a bronze medal at his first World Cup stage since becoming a pilot.

The start record, which has a significant impact on the driving results, was 5.21 seconds in the first period, ranking second.

It appears that focusing on off-season start training was effective.

Kim Jin-soo’s team’s award this time is a valuable result that sheds light on the prospects of Korean bobsledding, which has been making efforts to change generations since winning the silver medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Kim Jin-su said, “I didn’t expect it, but I am very proud of winning a bronze medal in my World Cup debut,” and expressed his determination, saying, “I will prepare to achieve good results at the 2026 Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics.” 온라인섯다

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