Two-time Olympic speed skating gold medalist Lee Sang-hwa, who ended the season early due to chronic knee pain, is now opting to get surgery instead of just going through physical therapy.

The surgery will improve her knee, but she will have to skip competitions for an extended period of time.

Lee aims to go for her third gold medal in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.

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