[ROAD TO BEIJING] Skeleton
In the last five years, skeleton has gone from a relatively unknown sport in Korea to a source of national pride when Yun became the first Asian athlete ever to medal in an Olympic sliding sport in 2018. Now a second generation of Korean sliders is taking their spot on the slope, led by 22-year-old Jung Seung-gi.
Jung, who now outranks Yun, won his first-ever World Cup medal when he finished third in Sigulda, Latvia, on Dec. 31. Kim Eun-ji will also make her Olympic debut in Beijing, competing in the women’s skeleton.
BY YUN SO-HYANG AND JIM BULLEY [firstname.lastname@example.org]