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Yun Sung-bin takes home silver in IBSF World Cup
Korean skeleton racer Yun Sung-bin won his second silver medal Saturday at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup in Park City, Utah.
At the fifth World Cup of the 2015-16 season, Yun finished with a combined time of 1 minute 38.73 seconds after two races, to win his second silver medal in two weeks, after receiving his first in Lake Placid, New York.
World No. 1 Martins Dukurs took home the gold with 1:38.35, while Germany’s Axel Jungk finished third.
Yun, 21, has now moved up to world No. 3 with 940 points. Dukurs is currently first with 1,125 points, followed by Jungk, who has 970 points. With three World Cup events remaining, Yun will compete at season’s sixth event in Whistler, Canada, this weekend.
Korea’s four-man bobsled team also marked its best performance ever in the World Cup. The team, comprised of Won Yun-jong, Kim Jin-soo, Oh Jea-han and Kim Kyung-hyun, finished 11th on Saturday after clocking 1:36.86. Korea’s best finish previously was 13th in the 2014/15 season in Calgary, Canada.
Spiker Gyorgy Grozer sets record for most aces served
The Samsung Fire Bluefangs’ German spiker Gyorgy Grozer set a record for most served aces in the Korean professional volleyball league on Sunday.
In the 2015/16 V-League match at Park Chung Hee Gymnasium in Gumi, North Gyeongsang, Grozer had 15 serve aces in his 41 points against the KB Stars to lead the team’s 3-1 victory (22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-20).
Grozer’s 15 service aces surpasses the previous league record for most serve aces in single match by six points, which he also set Nov. 18 against OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash. It’s also two points more than most service aces from a team, which Korean Air Jumbos achieved against Hyundai Capital Skywalkers in 2011/12 season.
Moreover, the 31-year-old, who is in his first season in the V-League, on Sunday had six service aces in the first set, also setting most serve aces in a single set. Previously, former Skywalkers’ Sean Rooney and the Jumbos’ Kim Hak-min had five service aces in single set.
Grozer is currently the league’s ace leader, scoring 68 in 74 sets.
By Joo Kyung-don