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Sin gets ‘warning’ for attacking teammate
The Korea Skating Union (KSU) decided to give a “warning” to short-track speed skater Sin Da-woon, who assaulted another member of the national team during training last month.
Sin, 22, was charged for punching Kim Han-wool in the face on Sept. 16. According to KSU officials, Sin became angry after he fell down on the ice as Kim was trying to pass him.
Kim, 17, reportedly made contact with Sin’s ankle. As Sin could have been seriously injured just before the final round of the national team selection event on Oct. 5, he apparently couldn’t control his temper.
The KSU’s athlete commission said that suspending Sin would have been “too harsh.”
Sin won three gold medals in the 2013 World Short Track Speed Skating Championship and played in the Sochi Winter Games last year.
Nat’l squad falls to Iran in FIBA tourney
The men’s national team lost 75-62 to Iran on Thursday at the FIBA Asia Championship quarterfinals, ending their quest for next year’s Summer Games.
For this event being held in Changsha, China, the winner of the tournament goes straight to Rio de Janeiro, while the second- to fourth-place teams have to go through the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament to earn their spot at the Olympics next year.
Korea was looking for its first appearance in the Summer Olympic Games since 1996.
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