Yonhap News AgencyFebruary 21, 2014 11:16
SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Friday reached the semifinals in the men's team pursuit speed skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The trio of Lee Seung-hoon, Joo Hyong-jun and Kim Cheol-min finished the eight-lap race in 3:40.84 to beat Russia, which finished in 3:44.22.
In the semis, set for later Friday, South Korea will take on Canada.
In the team pursuit race, two nations go head to head from the opposite sides of the oval, and their times are measured when the third skater on their team crosses the finish line.