Korea Rewards Sochi Medalists

Korean medalists at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics were being celebrated Monday at the Taeneung Sports Training Center in northern Seoul.

The Korea Skating Union awarded W30 million (US$1=W1,071) to gold medalists, W15 million to silver medalists and W10 million to bronze medalists.

Athletes pose for a picture at an event in Seoul on Monday to celebrate their achievement at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. /News 1 Athletes pose for a picture at an event in Seoul on Monday to celebrate their achievement at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. /News 1

Group event winners got 75 percent of the rewards given to medalists in individual events. Short-track speed skater Park Seung-hi, who won two gold and one bronze, netted W62.5 million, followed by fellow speed skater Shim Suk-hee, who won one gold, one silver and one bronze, and earned W47.5 million.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 04, 2014 11:16 KST