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Silver success for Shim Suk Hee

Silver success for Shim Suk Hee
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17/02/2014

Going from strength to strength after her gold medal at the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games, South Korea's rising star Shim Suk Hee claimed silver in a crash-and-burn finish for a podium place in the ladies 1500m short track this weekend.

The 17-year-old earned her first Olympic medal in the final at the Iceberg Skating Palace, clocking 2:19.239.
 
The teenager, who participated in the first Winter Youth Olympic Games just two years ago, has been motivated by her silver medal to aim for the gold when the Games come to her home nation in PyeongChang in 2018.
 
"I have the silver, but I will get the gold, and what will make it special is that it will be in my own country with my own people watching."


 
Suk Hee participated in the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 and remembers those days fondly.
 
"Being a YOG athlete is special, we are trained well and we are taught well at the Youth Olympic Games; that is why we can handle success well, but failure even better."
 

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