South Korea Secures Two Golds on Winter Youth Olympics’ Final Day

Gangneung, South Korea

On the concluding day of the Winter Youth Olympics, South Korea bagged two gold medals, celebrating the success of its athletes on home turf. The event, held at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, saw South Korea triumphing in the figure skating team event, surpassing competitors from the United States and Canada.

According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea amassed 13 points, with victories in each discipline contributing five points. The U.S. followed closely with 12 points, and Canada finished with nine. Key performances included Kim's leadership in the men's singles, contributing 136.38 points, and Shin Ji-a's top spot among female skaters with 137.48 points. Ice dancers Kim Jinny and Lee Namu added three points, securing a third-place finish. The event's climax rested on Shin Ji-a's performance, which she executed flawlessly, learning from her previous individual event experience. Snowboarder Lee Chae-un also made headlines, becoming a double gold medalist along with Kim Hyun-gyeom. Lee's victory in the men's halfpipe at Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort solidified South Korea's dominant position, as he had previously won the men's slopestyle gold. His total score of 88.50 points in the halfpipe event underscored his prowess and established him as a formidable competitor for future winter games.

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