Short Track Skating Becomes Korea's Top Medal Sport

Short track skating proved Korea's most successful discipline in Olympic history after it won a gold medal in the women's 3000-m relay.

On Tuesday, Cho Ha-ri, Kim A-lang, Kong Sang-jung, Park Seung-hi and Shim Suk-hee added the country's 20th Olympic gold in the sport. Previously, archery held the record with 19 golds.

In terms of the total Olympic medal count, short track skating shares the No. 1 spot with judo with 40 medals. Wrestling came third with 35 medals, followed by archery with 34.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 20, 2014 13:05 KST