Short Track Team Heads to France for Last Round of Training

      January 23, 2014 09:55

      Korea's short track skating team left for final overseas training in Font-Romeu, France on Wednesday, its last stop before the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

      The team will focus on improving its general stamina and cardiorespiratory endurance by training at high altitude, or roughly 1,800 m above sea level.

      Yoon Jae-myung, head coach of the men's team, said, "We want to defend our Olympic titles, especially in the men's 1,500 m and 5,000 m relay. We hope that training at high altitude will pay off."

      The women's team has high hopes for Shim Suk-hee, who picked up 10 gold medals at World Cup events last season. The short track team will arrive in Sochi on Feb. 5. 

      Speed skater Lee Seung-hoon, the defending champion in the men's 10,000 m, also left for Font-Romeu with the short track skaters. He decided to train by himself in Font-Romeu and join the other speed skaters in Sochi. His teammates will train in Heerenveen, the Netherlands from Saturday.

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