Escalation!The South Korean delegation held an emergency press conference after China won the gold medal in the short track

2022-05-23 0 By

In the early morning of February 8, A number of South Korean media reported a major news, as Hwang Dae-heon and Lee Jun-soo were disqualified for “ambiguous” penalties, South Korea’s head of the Winter Olympics delegation Yoon Hong-geun will hold an emergency press conference on February 8.The Korean Sports Association announced that “an emergency press conference will be held at 10 a.m. at the media center.”Both South Korean skaters were disqualified from the men’s 1,000m short-track speed skating semifinals at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb 7 after being called for foul calls.First up, world record holder Hwang Dae-heon faces China’s Li Wenlong and Ren Ziwei.As a result, Hwang rose to the first place and crossed the finish line first.As a result, the referee reviewed the video and ruled that Hwang was fouled out.After the second group semifinal, China’s Wu Dajing to fight.At the end of the race, Liu Shaolin of Hungary was the first to cross the finish line and Wu Dajing was the third to “hit the line”.The referee looked back to determine that Lee Jun-soo of South Korea, the second runner to cross the finish line, was penalized for making contact with his opponent while trying to pass Liu On the final lap.In the final, there was no South Korean runner. Liu shaolin crossed the finish line first, but the result was also disqualified because of foul. Ren Ziwei won the gold medal and Li Wenlong took the silver medal.Many South Korean media expressed strong dissatisfaction for the two South Korean players’ disqualification, and many South Korean netizens were also very angry, criticizing the referee’s decision was biased in favor of the host country, believing that the referee’s decision was to weaken the strength of the Chinese opponent and reduce the difficulty of the Chinese team to win the championship.Then again, if the Korean player did not make extra points, the referee would call him a foul out of nothing?In response, a KSA official said there would be no challenge, no appeal and no formal objection.So why did the South Korean delegation hold a high-profile press conference?According to South Korean media, Yoon Hong-geun, head of the South Korean delegation, will publicly express regret over the decision at a press conference and hope to prevent similar situations from happening again in the remaining short track race.That’s all!