Curling will take place in Gangneung at the Gangneung Curling Center, ice hockey at the Gangneung Hockey Center and short track speed skating at the Gangneung Ice Arena. The first preliminary match of Group B, in which Jacob Schmidt and Kathryn Schmidt, two-time Olympic curling champion, will work together, will start at 2 p.m. Jang Hyun-jung, a native of Gangwon State and the youngest member of the national team at the event, will play in the women’s three-on-three preliminary match for ice hockey at 4 p.m.마카오토토도메인
Kang Min-ji of Incheon Dongyang Middle School will compete in the women’s 1,500-meter short track speed skating race at 11 a.m. She won the bronze medal in the first race of the women’s 500-meter race at the second ISU Junior Short Track World Cup held in December last year, and helped her win the gold medal in the women’s 3,000-meter relay. Attention is focusing on how she will perform in long distances. In the men’s category at the same event, Jeong Jae-hee (Han River Middle School), Kim Yoo-seok, and Joo Jae-hee (Hangyo High School) are aiming for medals. Luge will be held at Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, biathlon at Alpensia Biathlon Center and ski jump at Alpensia Ski Jump in Pyeongchang.
Sunita Chaiyapanto of Thailand will join the luge women’s single at 8:30 a.m. in May 2022 through the 2018 Pyeongchang Foundation’s Dream Program, she became the first Thai athlete to qualify for the Youth Olympics in sledding. Thailand has a short winter sports tradition due to its climate, but it should be noted that Thailand is taking on new challenges.
Backman Bae Jae-seong (Sangji Daegwallyeong High School) and pilot Kim Ha-yoon (Seoul Luge Federation) will compete in the men’s double luge at 11 a.m. Bae and Kim Ha-yoon have emerged as promising players by ranking first in the men’s two-seater competition for the 8th Luge Youth Intercontinental Cup in 2022. They ranked second in the men’s under-16 division at the 104th National Winter Sports Festival in 2023. It is expected to be the first medal among Korean athletes at this year’s event.
Kim Min-ji (Cheolam High School) will compete in the women’s individual 10km biathlon at 11 a.m., and Hwang Tae-ryeong (Hwangji High School) will compete in the men’s individual 12.5km biathlon at 2 p.m. At the 103rd National Winter Sports Festival in 2022, Kim Min-ji won a silver medal in the women’s under-16 sprint 6km, a bronze medal in the 18km relay, and a gold medal in the 10km group start. At the 104th National Winter Sports Festival in 2023, which she participated in when she was a freshman in high school, she won a gold medal in the women’s under-19 group start 10km and a bronze medal in the sprint 7.5km. Hwang Tae-ryeong achieved the gold medal in the men’s under-16 sprint 6km and the silver medal in the 18km relay at the 103rd National Winter Sports Festival, and at the 104th National Winter Sports Festival, she won the gold medal in the men’s under-16 group start 10km and the bronze medal in the sprint 6km, respectively. Jang Sun-woong (Sangji Daegwallyeong High School) will compete in the men’s normal hill individual ski jump at 1:30 p.m. He showed his skills by winning one gold and one silver at the 104th National Winter Sports Festival. In addition, Kim Ye-bin (Young High School) will compete in the women’s snowboard cross at 11 a.m. at the Welli Hill Ski Resort in Hoengseong.
Jacob Schmidt and Kathryn Schmidt will play two Group B qualifiers and three games, respectively, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Jang will also compete in the women’s three-on-three preliminaries of ice hockey at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. The four skaters, who competed in the short track speed skating on Sunday, will seek medals in the 1,000-meter event at 11 a.m. Hwang Tae-ryeong and Kim Min-ji, who competed in the individual biathlon at 11 a.m., will compete in the six-kilometer (female) + 7.5-kilometer (male) individual mixed relay.
Korea’s Luge prospect Kim Bo-geun will compete in the men’s single at 8:30 a.m. to win the gold medal. Kim Bo-geun, who is also an active member of the national team, ranked third in the 7th National Luge Start Championship in 2021, second in the 1st Youth A Continental Cup in 2022, first in the 8th National Luge Start Championship in 2023, and second in men under the age of 19 at the 104th National Winter Sports Festival. Tirapat Sata of Thailand will also participate in the same event. Tirapat Sata is also a player who encountered Luge through a dream program with Sunita Chayapanto.
The first competition will take place in Jeongseon. Alpine skiing will take place at the High1 Ski Resort. Annika Hunt of the U.S. will compete in the women’s super competition of Alpine Skiing at 10 a.m. Lee Hyun-ho of Gangneung Jungang High School and Miha Osevan of Slovenia will compete in the men’s super competition of Alpine Skiing at 12 p.m. Notably, Lee is a promising figure who won the super competition and competition of the 103rd National Winter Sports Festival in 2022.