Heavy with medals, Korea’s Olympians come home

Home > Sports > Baseball

print dictionary print

Heavy with medals, Korea’s Olympians come home

테스트

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.

테스트

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]

Related Korean Article

영웅들의 귀환! 그대들 있어 한국 빛났다


'세계를 놀라게 한 밴쿠버 영웅들이 돌아왔다'

2010 밴쿠버 동계올림픽에서 금메달 6개, 동메달 6개, 동메달 2개로 종합순위 5위에 올라 역대 최고 성적을 거둔 한국 선수단이 17일간의 대장정을 마치고 2일 귀국했다.

동계올림픽 사상 최초로 스피드스케이팅 남녀 500m와 최장거리(10,000m)를 동시 석권하고 피겨스케이팅에서는 여자 싱글 사상 최고점을 경신하는 등 전 세계를 깜짝 놀라게 한 활약을 펼친 한국 선수단 본진 58명은 이날 오후 5시30분께 인천국제공항에 도착했다.

입국 수속을 마치고 입국장에는 나타난 선수단은 마중 나온 가족과 친지, 경기단체 관계자, 스포츠 팬 등에 둘러싸여 뜨거운 환영을 받고 환한 표정으로 손은 흔들며 답례를 보냈다.

김연아가 대형 태극기를 들고 앞장선 가운데 선수단이 게이트를 나서자 몰려든 팬들은 '대한민국'을 연호하며 열광했다.
  • 한글 기사 보기
  • More in Baseball

    Prolific base stealer Park Hae-min wants to reclaim his crown

    SK Wyverns get Kim Sang-su in sign-and-trade deal with Heroes

    New Wyverns manager looks to rebuild after nightmare season

    Wiz reliever is first player to seek salary arbitration in nine years

    Samsung's 'Moneyball' manager says data approach will work this time

    Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
    with the Korea JoongAng Daily
    help-image Social comment?
    lock icon

    To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

    Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

    What’s Popular Now