The women’s short track team was denied gold in the women’s 3,000-meter relay at the second World Cup after the International Ice Skating Union (ISU) reversed its decision .The ISU announced on Feb. 2 (KST) that it had accepted a protest by the Netherlands and reclassified the gold medal-winning South Korea as second and the second-place Netherlands as first. Kim Gil-ri (Seongnam City Hall), Shim Seok-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Park Ji-won (Jeonbuk-do) and Seo Hwi-min (Korea University) won the women’s 3,000-meter relay final with a time of 4:12.133 at the second edition of the 2023-2024 ISU Short Track World Cup in Montreal, Canada, on March 30.
The team was competing against the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States, and all four teams had falls during the race .Korea’s Seo Hwi-min fell with four laps to go, followed by Shim Seok-hee and Kim Gil-ri, who were unable to make baton contact with the next runner .In the chaotic situation, Korea was the first to cross the line and was called first after about 10 minutes of video review. However, after further analysis following a protest by the Netherlands, the ISU ruled that the Dutch had taken advantage of Seo’s fall to finish first.
The ISU explained that it “miscalculated the number of laps completed by South Korea in a complex situation “.As a result, South Korea’s results at the second edition of the World Cup were adjusted to three gold, five silver and three bronze medals. South Korea will return home after the ISU Quadrennial Championships in Laval, Quebec, 슬롯게이밍 Canada, from March 3-5.