Sunday, October 5, 2014

Koreans trying to learn fast ahead of Olympics

The Korean curling program is in full gear and its top-ranked teams are knocking rocks with the best in the game, jetting from spiel to spiel -- literally -- in hopes of improving. 
As this Vernon Morning Star story details, the women's rink skipped by Eun Jung Kim flew from a bonspiel in Sweden to Vernon, B.C., arriving just in time for its first game. It managed to win that contest as well as the next two. 
The Koreans are trying prep for the next Winter Games, which will be in their home country. Although resources aren't exactly plentiful! 

With the 2018 Winter Olympics coming to Pyeongchang, Korea is looking to boost its curling portfolio. With just one club and two rinks throughout the entire country, they have some serious work ahead of them. 
Kim entered the sport eight years ago through a high school curling program. She and her teammates have been touring World Curling Tour events the past three seasons, including a 2012 entry in the Vernon spiel, to get playing time against world-calibre rinks.

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