South Korean hopeful leads skeleton after two brilliant runs
Yun Sung-Bin is in position to make history. After the first two runs of the men’s skeleton, not only is he situated to win South Korea’s first medal in a sliding sport (skeleton, bobsled, or luge), he could win gold. Yun is in first place after the first day of completion in his home country, a whopping 0.74 seconds ahead of second place. Yun was simply dominant.
Yun, 23, set the pace with a blistering first run, putting up a track record mark of 50.28 seconds. It was a sensational run for the athlete with the Ironman helmet.
He was somehow better in his second run, clipping 0.21 seconds off his course record in front of a frenzied South Korean crowd. After the dominant performance on Day 1, Yun would need to falter badly over his final two runs to lose gold, and even more so to fall out of medal position.