Korean Women Curlers Advance to Semifinals with Flying Colors

  • By Kang Ho-chul

    February 22, 2018 10:24

    Korea advanced to the semifinals in women's curling at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, coming out at the top in the preliminary round.

    Kim Cho-hi, Kim Eun-jung, Kim Kyeong-ae, Kim Seon-yeong and Kim Yeong-mi secured victories in their last two matches over the Olympic Athletes from Russia and Denmark on Wednesday, resulting in eight wins and one loss to rank first out of 10 countries.

    Korean curlers react after scoring during a match against the Olympic Athletes from Russia in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Wednesday.

    This is the first time that Korean curlers have reached the semifinals at an Olympics, where the top four teams in the preliminary round compete. They placed eighth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Britain, Sweden and Japan are the other three teams that have reached the semifinals.

    Meanwhile, U.S. alpine skier Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in the women's downhill on Wednesday. This was the last downhill race in the Olympics for Vonn, who at 33 is the oldest female medalist in the discipline. Vonn claimed the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 

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