After being inspired to take up skeleton by Yoon Sung-bin (retired) and mentored by Jeong Seung-ki (Gangwon Province), Shin Yeon-yeon (Sangjiji Kwanryong-go) made a name for herself as a ‘next-generation runner’ with a medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.”I was more burdened and nervous than I thought because I was competing in my country, but I’m very proud of myself for overcoming it and achieving a good result,” Shin told reporters after winning a bronze medal in the men’s skeleton event at the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (Gangwon 2024) at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, on Wednesday.Earlier in the day, Shin won bronze in the men’s skeleton at Gangwon 2024 with a time of 1 minute 46.05 seconds.
It was South Korea’s second medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in sledging and first in skeleton, following Jae-hwan Jae-hwan’s gold medal in the men’s monobike earlier in the day. “I was just excited before the competition because it’s like a festival. I came here with the idea of having fun, and today I tried to clear my mind, do what I was doing and focus on sliding, and I think the result followed.”Skeleton is a sport that Yoon Sung-bin made a name for himself in Pyeongchang, winning the first Asian gold medal in sledding, and Shin was inspired to pursue the sport after watching him.
A former sprinter, she left her hometown of Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, for Gangwon-do to pursue skeleton and enrolled in Sangji Kwanryong High School, which has a sled team.He was influenced by Yoon Sung-bin as a beginner, but for this competition, he was encouraged by the advice of Korean skeleton icon Jung Seung-ki, who succeeded Yoon. “I once asked him about a curve I was having trouble with or a question I had about maneuvering, and thanks to his advice, I was able to solve it with his help,” Shin said, emphasizing that he wants to become a great athlete like his brother.The fact that his classmate Jae-hwan Jae-hwan won the gold medal earlier in the day was an added incentive for him to push himself harder on the field.
The Korean bobsleigh (Jaehwan Jaehwan and Choi Si-yeon) and skeleton (Shin Yeon-yeon, Kim Yerim, and Jeong Ye-eun) representatives at the Games are all from the same class at Sangji Kwanryong High School.”When my friend won a medal first, I thought I should give it a try,” said Shin Yeon-soo, who expressed her gratitude for the support she received from her teammates, who encouraged her through tough training and gave her feedback.”I’ve been sledding for about three years now, and my parents came to watch me race for the first time today, and I thought about them a lot afterwards,” he added.”I’m really 200% satisfied with today’s race,” he said, but Shin’s run is just beginning.”From now on, I will continue to run so that I can win a medal from this national selection to the adult Olympics,” he smiled, “I still have a long way to go, so I 온라인카지노 will train harder and sled harder.”