‘Team Kim juniors’ compete in Gangwon Youth Olympic Games “We want to win medals too”

The hometown juniors of curling team Team Kim, who thrilled the nation at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, have vowed to recreate the excitement at the 2024 Gangwon Youth Olympic Games.Lee So-won and Jang Yubin, both 16, who are in the first grade at Uisung Girls’ High School in Gyeongbuk Province, met with reporters at the Gangneung Curling Center in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on Wednesday and said, “Watching Tim Kim at the Pyeongchang Olympics inspired me to become a curler.” “I want to win a medal here where Tim Kim won a silver medal,” they said.Jang Yubin, who was born in Uisung, the “home of curling,” was inspired to pursue the sport after watching the Pyeongchang Olympics.

“During the Pyeongchang Olympics, everyone in my neighborhood cheered at the gymnasium of Uisung Girls’ High School,” he said. “I learned about curling while cheering, and under the influence of my father, who owns a fitness club, I started playing in earnest in the second grade of middle school.”Lee So-won’s story is similar.She was introduced to curling by her physical education teacher after moving to Uijeongseong in her freshman year of middle school, and was immediately hooked on the sport.”I watched Team Kim seniors at the Pyeongchang 스포츠토토존 Olympics and admired them on TV,” he says, “and I think I started curling because of those memories.”

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