Speed Bumps

February 10, 2014
Mo Tae-bum was left scratching his lead after his fourth place finish at Sochi. (Yonhap)

Mo Tae-bum was left scratching his lead after his fourth-place finish at Sochi. (Yonhap)

S. Korea still seeking medal after three days in Sochi

South Korea remained without a medal after the third day of competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics, as short trackers and speed skaters fell short of expectations.

Speed skater Mo Tae-bum, finished fourth in the men’s 500 meters. He was trying to defend his Olympic gold, but Michel Mulder led the Dutch sweep of the medals in the sprint event.

Lee Kyou-hyuk, in his sixth Olympic experience, finished 18th, and the 19-year old hopeful Kim Jun-ho is getting favorable reviews with his 21st finish.

S. Korea has also failed to come up with a medal during short-track competition so far.

On the other hand, the United States is running fourth with two gold and three bronze medals – behind Netherlands (3-2-2), Norway (2-1-4), and Canada (2-2-1).