Olympic champion cut from the Korean team in the middle of a tripping rig

Olympic champion cut from the Korean team in the middle of a tripping rig

In the messages, Shim reportedly insulted teammates Choi Min-jeong and Kim A-lang and discussed making Choi a “female Steven Bradbury.” Bradbury likely refers to an Australian short track skater who won the 1,000-meter final in the 2002 Winter Olympics after every other skater in the final fell over. But what exactly Shim and her coach meant in the messages wasn’t clear — Bradbury won the gold medal.

The Korea Staking Union on Wednesday said it’s preparing to launch an investigation and had barred the 24-year-old Shim from competing in the International Skating Union short track World Cup series beginning next week. The Seoul-based Dispatch online news outlet last week revealed what it described as text messages exchanged between Shim and her coach during the last Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. After the messages were exchanged, Shim and Choi did take each other out amid a desperate late charge in the 1,000-meter race. Shim was later disqualified and Choi ranked fourth.

SportsNow question in NFL is: Does Gruden reflect broader culture?More than a glitch: Jon Gruden dropped by Madden video gamePlayoff series for the ages as Dodgers, Giants go to Game 5Will Brady’s bad hand hold back Bucs at Philly? Not likely Shim on Monday issued a statement via her agency apologizing to Choi, Kim and all others who must have been disappointed and hurt by “my immature attitude, words and behaviors.” She still argued in the statement she didn’t deliberately trip Choi, according to local media.

Shim’s agency on Wednesday couldn’t immediately share the statement with The Associated Press. Choi’s agency said in a statement Wednesday it has asked the skating association and the Korean Olympic committee to delve into the case. The All That Sports agency said Choi is “anxious due to fears” about training or attending future competitions together with Shim. Choi and Shim are both prominent South Korean short trackers. Shim won Olympic gold medals in the 3,000-meter relay in 2014 and 2018. Choi won gold medals in the 3,000-meter relay and the 1,500-meter race at Pyeongchang.

Shim made headlines after the 2018 Olympics when she she accused another former coach of rape. Amid a growing #MeToo movement in South Korea, Shim’s case encouraged other female athletes to speak up about the alleged abuse they suffered from their coaches. The former coach was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

The News Highlights

  • Olympic champion cut from the Korean team in the middle of a tripping rig
  • Check the latest update on business news
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Lobby advocates for federal semiconductor stimulus money
Lobby advocates for federal semiconductor stimulus money
The lawmakers’ letter comes as chip manufacturers, including Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, GlobalFoundries and their advocacy group, the Semiconductor Industry ...
Apple Worker Was Fired After Leading Movement Against Harassment
Apple Worker Was Fired After Leading Movement Against Harassment
Parish said it removed apps that contained details of his finances and other personal information before handing over his devices Apple as part of the ...
Mexico Surround Soundbars Market 2021 Growth
Mexico Surround Soundbars Market 2021 Growth
Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the ...
Ex-President Trump plans to releases TRUTH Social platform
Ex-President Trump plans to releases TRUTH Social platform
The press release announcing the platform, TRUTH Social, has a familiar Trumpian confidence, but the sustainability and many details of the venture are ...
Belkin Launches Multiple iPhone 13 Series Accessories In India
Belkin Launches Multiple iPhone 13 Series Accessories In India
If you belong to the second set, then Belkin has something for you. The company introduces a whole range of new accessories for the newly launched Apple ...
Apple’s ad business sees windfall; is accused of breaking its own privacy rules
Apple’s ad business sees windfall; is accused of breaking its own privacy rules
The rules made it more difficult to target specific interest groups through third-party ad networks like those owned by Google and Facebook, making Apple’s ...
Travis Tritt says COVID concert vaccine mandates divide people
Travis Tritt says COVID concert vaccine mandates divide people
The CDC said people should consider the number of COVID-19 cases in a community, potential exposure you might face during travel and the length of the event, ...
Apple hires a new HomePod software lead amid speaker market struggles
Apple hires a new HomePod software lead amid speaker market struggles
He’s no stranger: Family worked at Apple on audio technology between 2012 and 2018, before leaving the company to co-found smart speaker startup Syng with ...
$4 Alexa smart plugs, TikTok-famous wet vacuum, Acer laptops
$4 Alexa smart plugs, TikTok-famous wet vacuum, Acer laptops
Tineco iFLOOR3 Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum Amazon is giving away up to $22 in free money with two limited-time deals! One offer gets you a $10 Amazon credit ...
Walmart Starts Bitcoin ATM Pilot at 200 American Stores
Walmart Starts Bitcoin ATM Pilot at 200 American Stores
Bloomberg quoted Sam Physician, the Chief Technique Officer and Head of Analysis on the crypto brokerage BitOoda, as calling the transfer “an costly approach ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo