Among the participants in the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games,
there is a player who stands out. 스포츠토토
They are siblings Kim So-yoon (16) and Kim Ha-yoon (15), national luge representatives.
Older sister Kim So-yoon and younger brother Kim Ha-yoon will wear the Taegeuk symbol and compete in the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics, which opens in January next year.
Kim So-yoon and Hayun siblings are the future of Korean sledding born at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
In the past, the base for sledding sports such as bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge in Korea was very thin.
Because there were no stadiums or training grounds in Korea,
there were many cases where some adults with good athletic ability switched to the sport to maintain the national team’s reputation.
However, with the hosting of the Pyeongchang Olympics,
an Olympic sliding center was opened in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do,
creating an environment where promising athletes can train freely.
Kim So-yoon and Kim Ha-yoon dreamed of becoming athletes after watching Yoon Seong-bin win a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
They entered luge at a young age and won the Taegeuk flag with their extraordinary athleticism.
Kim Ha-yoon, whom we met at the Olympic Sliding Center in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do,
on the 13th, said, “When I was in elementary school,
a church pastor who was a luge competitor recommended luge to my siblings.
At first, my older sister started the sport first, and it looked good, so I also joined it.
“I learned,” he said.