Men’s short-distance speed skating signboard Kim Jun-ho (27, Gangwon-do Office) has been called ‘a player of misfortune’.

It’s because he’s down on his luck every Olympics and keeps his head down.

He finished 21st in the men’s 500m due to extreme nervousness at Sochi 2014, his first Olympic performance, and suffered a fatal mistake at Pyeongchang 2018.

Kim Jun-ho, who was considered a medal candidate at the time, lost his medal spot because his skate blade got stuck in the ice while he was starting.

He was also not lucky at the 2022 Beijing Games held last February.

He finished sixth in the men’s 500 m with a time of 34.54. The gap with Wataru Morishige (Japan), who won the bronze medal, was only 0.04 seconds.

Did he feel sorry for even the goddess of fortune?

Kim Jun-ho is receiving the luck he has not enjoyed in the 2022-2023 season.

He won the bronze medal in the men’s 500 m at the 2022-2023 International Skating Union (ISU) Speed ​​Skating World Cup 1st event held last month by 0.002 seconds.

Kim Jun-ho’s record recorded on the display board was 35 seconds 017, and Wataru’s record in 4th place was 35 seconds 019. It was literally a difference of ‘one sesame leaf’. 스포츠토토

The luck continued. On the 11th, he once again reached the podium in the men’s 500m at the third World Cup competition by 0.002 seconds.

Kim Jun-ho recorded 34 seconds 198, and fourth place Murakami Yuma recorded 34 seconds 200.

Kim Jun-ho, who finished two dramatic races, won the gold medal he so longed for in the 4th World Cup.

This time, he beat Jordan Stolz (34 seconds 08, USA) in second place with a time of 34 seconds 07 by 0.01 seconds.

After returning to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 20th, Kim Jun-ho, who became a ‘lucky player’ from ‘a player of misfortune’, laughed, saying, “I’m lucky this season, and it would have been great if I had this luck during the Olympics.”

He continued, “I tried to set a new Korean record at this competition, but it’s a pity that I couldn’t break it.”