South Korean bobsleigh pilot, Won Young-jong, finally got out of his slump less than a month before the Winter Olympics. After several mediocre showings, Won and Kim Jin-su, his brakeman, finished in the top ten for the first time this year.
They finished in ninth place at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup on New Year’s Day. According to Korea sports league news, the pair finished in sixth place on Sunday. Although they didn’t win any medals, they see their top ten finishes as positive results.
The event in Sigulda was the sixth World Cup event of the season. The season opened last November in Austria when Won and his regular brakeman, Seo Young-woo, finished in seventh place.
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Seo injured his shoulder. As a result, Kim replaced him as Won’s brakeman, starting the second World Cup. Also, the pair finished in 21st place. They were 17th on December 4 and 21st on December 18.
People who bet on basketball and bobsleigh said that it was the first time Won and Kim finished their runs in less than 50 seconds this season. However, they did it in four runs in the Sigulda World Cup Event.
Vice-Chairman Seong Yeon-taek of the Korea Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation said it was only a matter of time before the pair got back on their groove. Also, Seong noted that the new team needed some competitions to improve their chemistry.
According to live dealer casino experts, Seo has been Won’s brakeman since 2013. He will recover in time for the Winter Olympics in Beijing. However, the South Korean four-person team hasn’t finished in the top ten without Seo this season. The next four-man bobsleigh race will be on Sunday in Germany.