Yonhap News AgencyFebruary 22, 2014 11:47
SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea grabbed silver in the men's team pursuit speed skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday.
The trio of Lee Seung-hoon, Joo Hyong-jun and Kim Cheol-min finished the eight-lap race in 3:40.85, 3.14 seconds behind the heavily favored Netherlands in the final, but still collected South Korea's first medal in the team pursuit. The event became a medal sport in 2006.
The Dutch team of Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij set the Olympic record with 3:37.71.