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Shim Seok-hee did not request a retrial… Suspension of skating federation’s qualifications confirmed


On the 21st, the women’s short track skater Shim Suk-hee (24) was suspended for two months from the Korea Skating Federation on the 21st for habitual abusive language towards colleagues and staff of the national team.
The deadline for requesting a retrial by the Sports Fair Committee of the Korea Sports Council was until the 29th, but the athlete’s side did not take any action. Participation in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (February 4-20) also became difficult.
The submission of the final roster for the Beijing Olympics is until January 24. However, Shim Suk-hee will lose her national team qualification until February 20 due to this disciplinary action.

↑ Shim Seok-hee is sad after being eliminated from the women’s short track 1500m preliminary round at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Photo = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan

Shim Seok-hee has established herself as a world leader in the women’s short track by winning the 2013/2014 World Cup Series and the 2014 World Championship one after another. However, although he participated in the relay gold medal twice in the Olympics, he stayed at 1 silver and 1 bronze in individual events.
Starting in October of this year, Choi Min-jung, 23, was embroiled in a match-fixing allegation that he purposely fell and collided with the purpose of being eliminated during the 1000m final at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Although the investigation committee found it difficult to judge intentionality, it was revealed that they were making slanders online that suspected teamwork.
There are still a number of cases in which Shim Suk-hee files a civil suit against the disciplinary action of the Ice Skating Federation and the court restores the athlete’s qualifications by citing an application for an injunction. Candidates for the Beijing Olympics can participate in the Beijing Olympics only after a legal decision has been made before the entry deadline and the dispatched candidates pass the selection process.
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