Chung Jae-won missed the gold medal in the mass start event by 0.08 seconds. As a result, he won two silver medals at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup. He finished the final event of the tournament with a time of 8 minutes and 19.4 seconds. Barf Hoolwerf won the gold medal.
According to sports news coverage, Chung briefly had the lead in the last lap. However, Hoolwerf outskated the Korean speed skater to win the gold medal. It was the second time Chung won a silver medal at the World Cup this season. His first silver medal came in the second World Cup event last November. Chung is fifth overall for men’s mass start after winning his second silver medal with 352 points.
Lee Seung-hoon failed to make a podium finish after completing the race in fourth place. He is eighth in the overall standings after earning 290 points this season. Also, Lee is Chung’s role model after witnessing Lee win the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Chung Jae-won Wins Silver Medal
Despite Chung’s lack of success this season, he has demonstrated that he will likely become a household name in the not-too-distant future.
According to sports betting odds experts, Chung first appeared on the world stage at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, where he and his teammate Lee won a bronze medal in the team pursuit event. Since then, the Korean prospect has shown why he is so highly regarded.
At the 2019 World Single Distances Championships, Chung earned bronze in the mass start and continued his success at the 2020 Four Continents Championship, where he won silver in both the mass start and team pursuit. Furthermore, according to online sports betting reports, he won silver once again In the mass start event at the Olympics of 2016.