Connect to share and comment

Winter Olympics stars honored as top amateur athletes

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa and figure skater Kim Yu-na were named South Korea's top amateur athletes at an annual award ceremony on Wednesday. They shared the highest individual honors at the corporate-sponsored event, which has been recognizing the country's amateur athletes since 1995. Lee and Kim were honored for their accomplishments at the Sochi Winter Olympics held last month in Russia.

Skiing: Crystal Globe battles set to go down to wire

Lenzerheide will likely witness a thrilling culmination to the World Cup season from Wednesday as both the men's and women's overall Crystal Globes are up for grabs. Twice overall World Cup winner Aksel Lund Svindal has double title-holder Marcel Hirscher in his sights with just four points separating the pair. In the women's competition it's almost as close, although German Maria Hoefl-Riesch has a 29-point lead over Olympic Super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Kim Yu-na to hold farewell ice shows in May: agency

SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean figure skating icon Kim Yu-na will hold farewell ice shows in Seoul this spring, her agency announced Monday. All That Sports said Kim will take the center stage at her corporate-sponsored ice shows from May 4 to 6 in the nation's capital. The 23-year-old star retired from competition after the Sochi Winter Olympics last month. She picked up the silver medal behind Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, after winning the gold at the previous Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec. He became the first skier to win six times at the same resort in the same discipline in the World Cup. "I have always liked this course, it has a lot of personality and is very demanding," said Ligety.

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec. Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich was second, 0.18sec behind, while young Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen claimed his first podium finish in the discipline as he finished third, 0.25 slower. sg-asc/pi/ps

Biathlon: World Cup results

Results from biathlon World Cup meeting in Pokljuka, Slovenia, on Saturday (penalty laps in brackets): Men Pursuit (12.5 km, 4 shooting sessions): 1. Anton Shipulin (RUS) 31min 02.8sec (1), 2. Björn Ferry (SWE) at 8.6sec (2), 3. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) 27.4 (2), 4. Dmitry Malyshko (RUS) 41.0 (3), 5. Dominik Landertinger (AUT) 48.2 (1) World Cup standings Pursuit (after 6 of 8 events):

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec.

Alpine skiing: Ligety fastest in giant slalom first leg

Ted Ligety of the United States clocked the fastest time in the first leg of Saturday's World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora. Ligety timed 1min 12.66sec, with Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen second fastest, 0.42sec off the pace, and Matts Olsson of Sweden third fastest, a further 0.08sec slower. Austrian giant slalom specialist Marcel Hirscher was back in fifth place, 0.74sec behind Ligety's timne. Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was only 14th fastest, 1.49sec off the lead. The second leg is scheduled to start at 1130 GMT.

Alpine skiing: Ligety fastest in giant slalom first leg

Ted Ligety of the United States clocked the fastest time in the first leg of Saturday's World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora. Ligety timed 1min 12.66sec, with Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen second fastest, 0.42sec off the pace, and Matts Olsson of Sweden third fastest, a further 0.08sec slower. Austrian giant slalom specialist Marcel Hirscher was back in fifth place, 0.74sec behind Ligety's timne. Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was only 14th fastest, 1.49sec off the lead. The second leg is scheduled to start at 1130 GMT.

Park hosts lunch for Sochi athletes

SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye hosted a luncheon Wednesday for South Korean athletes who competed in the Sochi Winter Olympics, saying they were "true heroes" who gave courage and confidence to the people. The luncheon at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was attended by about 170 athletes and sports officials, including speed skater Lee Sang-hwa, short tracker Park Seung-hi and figure skater Kim Yu-na. Park welcomed them all, saying she was proud of the dauntless spirit and courage the athletes displayed throughout last month's Winter Games.
Syndicate content