Winter Olympics: Swiss athletes hit by norovirus outbreak

Pauline Gross
February 18, 2018

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin won a gold medal in men's skeleton, becoming the first man outside Europe and North America to win an Olympic medal in a sliding event.

It has been an incredible first six days in the Pyeongchang edition of the Winter Olympics.

His four-run time of 3 minutes, 20.55 seconds was a staggering 1.63 seconds ahead of silver medalist Nikita Tregubov of Russian Federation - the largest victory margin in Olympic skeleton history, and the largest margin in any Olympic sliding event since 1972.

Dom Parson's celebrated with gusto after winning Britain's first skeleton medal in 70 years.

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We recall, the Winter Olympic Games 2018 are held from 9 to 25 February in the South Korean city of PyeongchangÑŽ It is the main and most important sports competition of the four years. "I might as well just go for everything right now, I have literally nothing to lose so I might as well just go for it".

"Thank you skeleton emperor Yun Sung-bin".

"I was a little anxious about racing on the morning of the Lunar New Year", Run told the media after his epic run. "And I think that I always believed it would come out greatly if I do the same things I've always done".

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Typically, the likes of the United States, Austria, Canada, Germany and Switzerland have dominated the sport but Yun upset the established order with his breath-taking speed.

He said without financial support from the organizations and sponsors, he and his athletes wouldn't have made it this far. "It's a great honour".

Two Swiss athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have become the first competitors to be hit by an outbreak of the norovirus.

"I don't know, it hasn't really sunk in yet - I thought I'd lost it after that fourth run", he said after a mistake from Latvia's Tomass Dukurs allowed him to slip into medal contention.

"I was glad I was able to show myself and everyone else that I can bounce back from a bad performance".

One of the most exciting sports, the men's and women's ice hockey has begun and we can expect some fast-paced action on the ice this year. She was forced to sit out the Sochi Games four years ago after tearing ligaments in her right knee.

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