Winter Olympics: South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins gold in men's skeleton in Pyeongchang

Yun Sung-bin
Yun won in an overall time of three minutes 20.55 seconds across the four runs
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin claimed the home nation's second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games with victory in the men's skeleton.

Yun, 23, won by a massive 1.63 seconds ahead of Nikita Tregubov, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, and Great Britain's Dom Parsons who won bronze.

He becomes the first athlete from outside Europe and North America to win an Olympic sliding medal.

Yun was fastest in all four runs and set a track record on his final run.

"Getting the gold medal in any Olympics is a very great result but getting the gold here in my home country is a very great honour, much bigger than that," Yun said.

"I was a little worried about racing on the morning of the lunar new year," he added.

"It's a national holiday so I thought not many people would come to support. But so many people came to watch and I know many more watched on TV. That support really helped push me to win the gold medal."

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