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Iron Man Yun Sung-bin Snatches Asia's First Skeleton Gold

Iron Man Yun Sung-bin Snatches Asia's First Skeleton Gold

Welcoming Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Singapore to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, helped create the representation of ninety-two countries celebrating worldly competition.

Yun gave the host country their second gold of the Games finishing ahead of Nikita Tregubov from Russian Federation.

The 23-year-old did not just beat his rivals in the men's skeleton, he annihilated them in Pyeongchang when he finished 1.63 seconds ahead of Nikita Tregubov, an Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation, and Britain's Dom Parsons. Skeleton is not the end and this is the beginning.

It comes as two Swiss skiers became the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by the highly contagious norovirus at the Winter Olympics. "I did a lot of training runs, a lot of free skiing, I was trying to get my really good feeling back but it just wasn't there today to ski the aggressive way I need to to be worthy of a medal".

After his final run, he sank to his knees as he soaked up the adulation of the crowd, thanking them for their raucous support as they chanted: "Yun Sung-bin, Yun Sung-bin!" I was very anxious that the event was to be held on the Lunar New Year's Day morning because it's a big holiday and many people wouldn't be able to watch our event. But so many people came to watch and I know many more watched on TV. "Hopefully I'll be able to replicate that tomorrow".

And as the athletes look to improve next week as the games continue, high winds and a norovirus outbreak continue to cause problems for Olympians and administrative officials alike.

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The 23-year-old Yun said he felt no pressure to win, even with his home country hosting the Olympics. "It's a great honour".

Britain's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Adam Pengilly made headline by being expelled from the Games after getting involved in an incident with a security volunteer.

"Naturally there were some difficulties and it was tougher because some of our athletes were not allowed to participate", the Russian said. And I'm a little rat sh-. I mean, that mistake was really big, and I'm only a couple tenths out of first.

The man, who has not yet been named but whose surname is reportedly Kim, was found at 6:45am local time by police. "If you are late, you have to clean the streets for example, so I'm used to being disciplined".

Kim Boutin of Quebec won her second bronze medal - and Canada's first ever medal in the event - in the 1,500m short track speed skating. "I mean, I thought I did everything right in terms of my general approach going into this".

Shiffrin, gold medalist of the event four years ago, was restrained to fourth, seeing her deficit against Gallhuber at 0.08 seconds.