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Heavy with medals, Korea’s Olympians come home


Gold medalist Kim Yu-na, center, leads the Korean Olympic delegation with Korean flag in hands at the Incheon International Airport yesterday. Korean athletes returned yesterday afternoon after earning six gold, six silver and two bronze medals for their best finish ever at the Winter Olympics. [YONHAP]

The Korean Olympic delegation returned from Vancouver, Canada, yesterday afternoon after a successful Olympic Games. Korea earned six gold, six silver and two bronze medals for its best finish ever at the Winter Olympics.

Gold medalist figure skater Kim Yu-na, carrying the Korean flag, led the athletes, coaches and Korean Olympic Committee officials out of the arrival gate at Incheon International Airport. A large group of family members and fans made a lot of noise as the Olympic delegation walked through the gate. Among the large turnout were approximately 300 members of the press looking to speak to the athletes.

After 40 minutes of interviews, the speed skating, short-track speed skating and bobsleigh team members made their way to the National Training Center in Taeneung, northern Seoul. The remaining athletes went home with their families.


The Olympic delegation will gather at the National Training Center tomorrow morning prior to heading to the Blue House for lunch with President Lee Myung-bak.

By Jason Kim [jason@joongang.co.kr]

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