South Korea’s short track speed skaters got
a chance to speak their mind after their final competitions in PyeongChang. Although disappointed, the Olympians said
they had no regrets and that the Games will be a long remembered and cherished event. Our Park Hee-jun has more from the press conference. South Korea’s female short track speed skaters
are leaving the PyeongChang Olympics with no regrets. In a press conference held at the Korean House
inside Gangneung Olympic Park on Friday,… the skaters displayed strong team unity and
spirit. They said that competing at the Winter Games
helped them grow into stronger players. “At first I was focused on winning a medal,…
but later on I began wanting to be able to enjoy competing in the games. I think I was able to compete without having
any regrets. It was a great experience for me.” The results were not all they had hoped for,…
especially in the women’s one-thousand meter short track speed skating match on Thursday. The collision between Choi Min-jeong and Shim
Seok-hee kept the two medal-hopefuls from finishing in the top three, but they said
it’s all just part of competing in sports,… and that it is merely water under the bridge. And all things considered, it was a memorable
event that they were able to enjoy. “Many people became interested in short track
speed skating through the Olympic Games. We’ll try to make the games more exciting
so that people will want to watch them more often, instead of every 4 years. We want to make more effort and repay the
audience’s love. Earlier the same day,… another press conference
was held for the men’s short track team, who expressed similar emotions of both regret
and relief. Lim Hyo-jun, the only male skater to win gold,
said he was able to learn a lot from his participation at the Winter Games– especially during his
5-thousand meter relay when he fell midway through the race. “I feel bad about the mistake, but it’s going
to help me make sure not to repeat the same mistake in the future.” South Korean short track speed skaters won
a total of six medals– including three golds. After enjoying a break,… they’ll get back
to training to prepare for next year’s world championships. Park Hee-jun, Arirang News.

S. Korean short track speed skaters leave Winter Games with no regrets
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3 thoughts on “S. Korean short track speed skaters leave Winter Games with no regrets

  • February 24, 2018 at 3:51 am
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    They had home turf. No excuses!

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  • February 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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    Disgusting

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  • February 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Always home grow had a little advantage. Hopefully in Beijing Olympic learn not to cheat and to fair every hard work player.

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