S. Korea’s Yun Sung-bin sets new track record in men’s skeleton

S. Korea’s Yun Sung-bin sets new track record in men’s skeleton

December 14, 2019 2 By Kailee Schamberger


At the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South
Korea,… the host country is on course for an outstanding result in men’s skeleton — the
event where athletes slide down a track on a tiny sled at speeds of over 130 kilometers
an hour. On Thursday, the men finished their second
of four heats. South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin, in the first heat,
set a new track record… and then beat that record in the second heat. Yun finished his best run with a time of 50-point-0-7
seconds,… and in both heats was about point-3 seconds ahead of his closest rival. In fact, Yun had the biggest lead of anyone
in the top 25. Another Korean has also done well in skeleton
— Kim Ji-soo. Kim came fourth in the first heat and sixth
in the second heat. The final two heats, which will determine
the medals, will be held Friday morning.