Speed skater hospitalized for psychological treatment after PyeongChang Olympics

March 15, 2018
This file photo taken Feb. 24, 2018, shows South Korean speed skater Kim Bo-reum at a press conference at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. (Yonhap)

This file photo taken Feb. 24, 2018, shows South Korean speed skater Kim Bo-reum at a press conference at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) — South Korean speed skater Kim Bo-reum, who won silver in the women’s mass start at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, has been hospitalized for psychological treatment, along with her mother, the athlete’s agency said Wednesday.

Bravo and New said Kim visited a hospital in her hometown of Daegu on Monday, and a doctor advised hospitalization after she showed symptoms of anxiety disorder. Kim’s mother showed similar symptoms and was recommended for hospitalization, it added.

Kim was at the center of controversy regarding South Korea’s performance in the women’s team pursuit competition. She was bombarded with censure by the public for blaming her teammate Noh Sun-young for the team’s poor performance in a preliminary contest.

During the race, Noh fell far behind her teammates with two laps to go and failed to narrow the gap before the finish line. Kim and Park Ji-woo did not look back, drawing criticism that they failed to work as a team.

The situation enraged many South Korean fans and 600,000 people signed a petition to the presidential office to disqualify Kim as a national team member.

According to officials, Kim was afraid to meet people during her stay at the athletes’ village in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, following the incident. The 25-year-later claimed silver in the women’s mass start, but that failed to quell fans’ anger.

“It looks like her trauma from the Olympic Games was severe,” an official with Bravo and New said. “Since we haven’t seen the results of other mental tests on her, it isn’t clear how long she will stay at a hospital with her mother.”

3 Comments

  1. human

    March 26, 2018 at 6:54 AM

    人们的敌类不是任何国家的人,而是欺世盗名搞鬼的社灰魔鬼。 The only way to go back to your lives in the real world is having killed social evils and shut down evils-controled ‘computers’ belongs to previous human.

    Those things are fake forged in your brains feel similar as realities in real world by ‘computers now controled by evils’. They may cause ‘same’ feelings, but they do not have ‘same’ effects.
    If you are in the real world ,you will know how those things are generated. But ,you are in a fake world, you can not understand those.
    The only way to go back to your lives in the real world is having killed social evils and shut down evils-controled ‘computers’ belongs to previous human mankind.
    The so-called ‘universe’ and ‘earth as a planet’ are fake. Social evil’s intention of doing these criminals is to make people like you do harming criminals each other like evils have done . And rewards of criminals you do are fake things and artifact feelings and a bad fake life.
    Social evils can do these criminals does not mean that they have big talents. On the contrary, the ‘computers’ used by social evils doing these criminals were stolen by social evil from the previous human-being that killed by social evil.
    In the real world, there is only one truth that is the human hierarchy order. However,in fake ‘worlds’, there are a lot of so-called principles and theories, but those principles are generated by ‘evil-controled computers’. And also your fake ‘life ,abilities, every contradiction and conflict ‘ were falsely set and fixed when you were born in fake worlds by social evils used invention that they had stolen from previous human.

  2. human

    March 27, 2018 at 2:42 AM

    社鬼是鬼。是人必永诛魔鬼。永灭鬼只为生活。
    人不灭鬼,必被魔鬼所害。诛鎩所有害人的搞鬼地社灰魔鬼。诛灭搞鬼地小社灰所谓“天儿和地”旳所有祖宗后代杂碎们九族十族永不获生最惨。

  3. human

    March 27, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    人们的敌类不是任何国家的任何人,而是不属于人们世界的而盗取和毁灭了人们文明的社灰魔鬼。

    只要是人,必彻底清算历代搞鬼地社灰魔鬼祸害人类的所有罪责。

    人不灭鬼,必被魔鬼所害。诛鎩所有害人的搞鬼地社灰魔鬼。诛灭搞鬼地小社灰所谓“天儿和地”旳所有祖宗后代杂碎们九族十族永不获生最惨。

    只要是人,必加倍清算历代搞鬼地社灰魔鬼祸害人类的所有罪责。

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