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Korean athletes in traditionally unpopular winter sports under limelight in Sochi

Updated: 2014-02-14 16:06:01 KST
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Skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin only hopped on a sled a year ago, but before you know it Yun became the first Korean to qualify for the Olympics in the sport.
For now, his goal is to place in the top 15, but going forward he has even bigger dreams.


"I'm looking at the long-term for the Olympics and to gain experience, I will try to show you my progress since the summer."

Korea's ski jump team failed to qualify for the final on the normal hill ski jump this week, but the athletes have put their disappointment aside and are now focused on qualifying for the large hill ski jump competition.


"Up to 30th place gets to compete in the final, and our goals is to do just that, but personally I would like to place in the top 10."

Curling is another sport that did not get much love before, but the other day Team Korea's ladies team shocked everyone by putting up a great fight against the number one seed Sweden.
Their record stands at two wins and two losses in Sochi and they are scheduled to face China for the fifth round.
The team needs six wins out of nine preliminary round matches to win a ticket to the semi-finals.
Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.


Reporter : hyunbin@arirang.co.kr

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