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Figure skater Choi Da-bin wins women's short program

SAPPORO (Yonhap) -- Figure skater Choi Da-bin won the women's short program at the Asian Winter Games here Thursday.Choi scored 61.30 points to lead the pack of 24 skaters at Makomanai Indoor Skating ...

Updated : 2017.02.23 21:14

South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games.    Seo Yi-ra won the men's 1,000 meters to kick off South Korea's gold medal run at the Makomanai Skating Rink.    Seo clocked 1 minute, 24.097 seconds for his first Asian Winter Gam...

Updated : 2017.02.22 19:50

S. Korea picks up 2 short track titles

SAPPORO (Yonhap) -- South Korea claimed both of the two gold medals up for grabs in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games here Monday.Two-time reigning world overall champion Choi Min-je...

Updated : 2017.02.20 20:26

Italian luger wins men's singles title at PyeongChang World Cup

Italian luger Dominik Fischnaller won the men's singles title at an International Luge Federation (FIL) competition here on Sunday.Fischnaller had a combined time of 1 minute, 37.229 seconds to finish first among 32 lugers in the men's singles race at the FIL Luge World Cup in PyeongChang,...

Updated : 2017.02.19 21:24

S. Korean Jang Ha-na claims 4th LPGA win in Australia

South Korean Jang Ha-na rallied to pick up her fourth career LPGA Tour victory in Australia on Sunday.Jang fired a four-under 69 in the final round, with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine alone, to capture the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.Jang finished at 10-und...

Updated : 2017.02.19 20:46

Popular rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae announces retirement

Popular South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae announced her retirement on Saturday at age 22.An official at her agency, Galaxia SM, said Son will no longer compete in the sport and decided not to enter the national team trials scheduled for next month.Son had been mulling over retirem...

Updated : 2017.02.18 12:28

Test events reveal tasks ahead for PyeongChang Games

The ongoing test events for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have been revealing the potential problems of hosting the international event, with organizers working to address them be...

Updated : 2017.02.14 17:46

Int'l skating chief keeps mum on Russian participation in 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  -- The top international skating official on Sunday kept mum on Russia's participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the country still under investigation for ...

Updated : 2017.02.12 19:22

S. Korea projected to tie Winter Games gold medal record at home

South Korea is projected to win six gold medals to rank eighth at next year's Winter Olympics on home soil, a U.S. sports data analysis firm said Saturday.   Gracenote said South Korea will grab six gold, three silver and one bronze medals in its latest Virtual Medal Table, updated with ...

Updated : 2017.02.11 13:22

Reigning Olympic champ wins World Cup aerial competition in PyeongChang

   PYEONGCHANG (Yonhap) -- Anton Kushnir of Belarus, the reigning Olympic champion in men's aerial skiing, won the gold medal at an International Ski Federation (FIS) competition here on Friday.   Kushnir, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics winner, scored 199.47 points in the aerials final...

Updated : 2017.02.10 21:40

Korean speed skater injured in fall

   GANGNEUNG (Yonhap) -- South Korean Lee Seung-hoon sustained an apparent leg injury in a fall during the world championships Friday.   Lee lost his balance trying to turn a corner and fell in the latter stage of the men's team pursuit race at the International Skating Union (ISU) Wor...

Updated : 2017.02.10 21:30

Two Korean aerial skiers call 1st World Cup in PyeongChang big lesson

   PYEONGCHANG (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean male aerial skiers said Friday their first ever International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup has served a good teaching ground ahead of the Winter Olympics next here.   Kim Nam-jeen and Yoon Gi-chan failed to qualify for the men's aerials fin...

Updated : 2017.02.10 19:53

S. Korean Lee Sang-hwa takes silver at speed skating worlds

   GANGNEUNG (Yonhap) -- South Korean Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa claimed the silver medal in the women's 500m at the world championships here Friday.   Lee finished second among 24 skaters with her season best time of 37.48 seconds at the International Skating Union (I...

Updated : 2017.02.10 19:49

Yuna Kim reveals Olympic torch in countdown to 2018 Games

GANGNEUNG (AP) -- The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations.South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and an International Olympic Committee delegation led by Gunilla Lindberg, ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 22:19

Nat'l members from S. Korean baseball champs 'proud' to represent country

INCHEON (Yonhap) -- Eight national baseball team members from the reigning league champions Doosan Bears said Thursday they'll represent the country with pride at an upcoming international tournament.No Korea Baseball Organization club will have more representation at the World Baseball Cl...

Updated : 2017.02.09 22:18