Skeleton’s Iron man honored by Sports MinistryKorea’s Olympic gold winning skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin was honored by Korea’s Sports Ministry with seven other recipients at the 56th Korea Sports Awards in Seoul. The 24-year-old won the presidential honor in the sports competition category.
Yun became the first Asian to win a gold medal in skeleton at the Winter Olympics. He is also the first Korean to collect a Winter Olympic medal in sliding sports.
The annual sports awards, which were created in 1963, honor those who have contributed to sports development and promotion. The recipients are awarded on the National Day of Sports, which falls on Oct. 15.