Lee Sang-ho becomes 1st S. Korean snowboarder to win World Cup overall title

The 2018 Olympic silver medalist Lee Sang-ho has become the first South Korean snowboarder to win the overall World Cup title.

The alpine snowboarder earned a bronze medal in the men’s parallel slalom event at the season-ending International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup in Berchtesgaden, Germany, on Saturday.

It gave Lee 604 points in the World Cup standings and made him the 2021-2022 season overall champion, 98 points ahead of Stefan Baumeister of Germany.
Lee had been a heavy gold medal favorite at the Beijing Winter Games last month but was knocked out in the quarterfinals by 0.01 second.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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