Gangneung City Hall curling ‘Team Kim’ reclaims national title, aims to qualify for Winter Olympics

After finishing as runners-up at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championships, the Gangneung City Hall Curling Team Kim, the flagship team of Korean curling, will look to reclaim the national title and secure a spot at the Winter Olympics.

According to Gangneung City on Aug. 18, the team, which left for training in Canada on Sept. 5, will compete in a total of seven international tournaments in an eight-week schedule.

Coach Peter Gallant, who accompanied the team to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and World Curling Championships, will be joining the team for the training, and the team will improve their skills through tactical training.

The team will also play against the world’s top-ranked teams in a variety of ice conditions to improve their performance and regain confidence.

By doing so, the team hopes to return to the top 10 in the world rankings in 2023-2024, regain the national team in 2024-2025, and secure a ticket to the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Italy.

Once the team finishes its overseas training camp, it will resume its psychological skills training program, which was newly introduced this year.

The psychological skills training, which has been held weekly since March, was recommended by sports psychology expert Professor Cheon Sung-min (Department of Sports Guidance, Catholic Kanto University) and is a combination of team training and individual counseling.메이저놀이터

Continuous psychological skills training helps athletes improve their performance by developing their mental ability to overcome the various pressures they face during matches and maintain their best condition.

An official from Gangneung City said, “Team Kim has a lot of room for improvement in the future.” “We will continue to actively support our curling team to reach for bigger goals,” he added.

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