South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang teammate out to dry


South Korea and Sweden each won their semifinal match Friday morning to advance to the championship game. "We've played all of these teams before multiple times, so it's trying to basically put it all into perspective", said coach Peter Gallant.

Choi, 19, was regarded as a poster girl for the Olympics hosts, but in a rollercoaster Games her bid for four golds ended immediately when she was disqualified from the 500m. It began round robin play with a shocking upset. "(If) we can go out and make the shots, and make the shots with the rest of them, we have a good chance to win every game". "Some people are asking how this curling team suddenly appeared". After Hasselborg landed a flawless shot to put a stone in the house, Muirhead, with the help of sweepers Vicki Adams and Lauren Gray, was able to take the stone out for the double to tie the score.

"It's truly a shame to see the athletes bully one another, and they represent Korea", another said. They made the PyeongChang games off of an automatic qualification because their home country was hosting the Games.

"I can't express my emotions into words".

The curling team, made up of members Kim Seon-yeong, Kim Kyeong-ae, and Kim Yeong-mi (the latter two are sisters), and led by skipper Kim Eun-jung, chose to come up with some creative nicknames to use during competition. It has won two medals: a silver and a bronze, in speedskating and short-track speedskating. "I am really sorry because I was in the middle of the big trouble".

All of them have "KIM" written on the back of their uniforms, the most common Korean surname that they share. "I'm so proud of my team and how we handled all the feelings the whole week".

Sweden tallied multiple points in four ends and cruised to a 10-5 victory over Great Britain in the semifinal round. Kim Bo Reum said, "We were skating well." .

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The only Asian nation to win an Olympic curling medal was China who took the women's bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

A pair of South Korean speed skaters have come under heavy criticism and been accused of bullying after they left their teammate behind during the 500-meter team pursuit quarterfinals event on Monday, according to the Korea Herald. While the South Koreans celebrated too soon, Japan survived for one more end. Anna Hasselborg's team finished third at the 2017 World Championships.

"I think the names are so fun", said Oh Ja-young, a spectator from Bundang. "We had to concentrate a lot more". South Korea sent its first women's curling team to the Olympics in 2014 and among citizens the sport remains deeply obscure.

The furore over the two South Korean speed skaters who blamed a team-mate for their failure to reach the semi-finals of the women's team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Olympics reached fever pitch, with a petition calling for their disbarment gathering over 530,000 signatures yesterday.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea-Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th.

The two teams blanked the first end and Sweden scored two with hammer in the second.