Lim Hyo-jun wins S. Korea’s first gold at PyeongChang 2018
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Lim Hyo-jun wins S. Korea’s first gold at PyeongChang 2018

November 29, 2019

It’s day three of PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Close to 3000 athletes from over 90 countries
are competing in the Games this year. They’re now snapping up some of the first
medals, and South Korea’s got one gold already. Our Kim Hyesung tells us how the South Koreans
are fairing so far. Passion and intense competition is in the
air at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Lim Hyo-jun claimed the host country South
Korea’s first medal on Saturday, winning gold in the men’s 15-hundred meter short track
speed skating. The 21-year-old shot to the head of the pack
halfway through the race, crossing the line first with an Olympic record of two minutes
and 10-point-4-8-5 seconds, finishing 7-one-hundredths of a second clear of Dutch world record holder
Sjinkie Knegt. Bronze went to Semen Elistratov, who became
the first medal winner for the athletes from Russia. It’s the first time in eight years that South
Korea has won Olympic gold in men’s short track. Lim said the win in his Olympic debut hasn’t
fully hit him yet and said he will do his best at the men’s 5000 meter relay on Tuesday. Another South Korean speed skater, Lee Seung-hoon
will be contending for a gold medal in the men’s 5,000 meters at 4 p.m. on Sunday. More excitement is in store for South Korea
on Sunday… in events including cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, biathlon and luge. As of Sunday morning, the medal tally has
Germany in first, followed by the Netherlands, with South Korea tied for third with Sweden. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News.

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