Lee Sang-ho, World Cup silver medalist… 1st place in the season ranking


Korean snowboarder Lee Sang-ho won the second silver medal of the season at the World Cup. Running first in the season ranking, he raised expectations even further ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

This is reporter Bae Jung-hoon.

Lee Sang-ho faced a dizzying crisis in the semifinals.

As soon as we started the match against Slovenia’s Mastnak, we lost our balance and hit the buttocks.

However, he got up right away and started pursuing, and while the opponent accidentally stumbled, he overtook it and won a comeback victory.

In the final, they played a sparkly close match with Switzerland’s Caviezel, but missed the gold medal by only 0.06 seconds.

Lee Sang-ho, who won the 2nd and 3rd medal of the season, is ranked first in the overall ranking by accumulating 300 ranking points with one gold medal and two silver medals in the first four competitions this season.

[이상호/스노보드 국가대표 : 또 좋은 성적으로 많은 분께 좋은 소식을 알려 드릴 수 있게 돼서 기쁘고요. 몸 관리 잘해서 돌아오는 내년 1월부터 있는 월드컵에서도 좋은 성적 낼 수 있도록 열심히 하겠습니다.]

Lee Sang-ho, who won the first silver medal in Korean skiing history at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, is sprinting towards the Olympic medal for the second time in a row.

(Video editing: Kim Byung-jik)


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