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07 February 2022, 09:20

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho goes for historic gold

Photo: en.yna.co.kr
Photo: en.yna.co.kr

BEIJING, 7 February (BelTA -Yonhap News). - Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho will try to make a new piece of South Korean Olympic history on Tuesday, when the men's parallel giant slalom event takes place at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Lee became the first South Korean snowboarder to win an Olympic medal four years ago, capturing silver in the parallel giant slalom on home soil at PyeongChang.

As the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup overall points leader, Lee enters Beijing 2022 as a strong gold medal contender.

The qualification run is scheduled to begin at 11:07 a.m. at Genting Snow Park P & X Stadium in Zhangjiakou, about 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing.

The top 16 boarders will move on to the knockout stage and will be dropped into a tournament-style bracket.

The top qualifier will be up against the 16th seed, and so forth. The winner of the Big Final will grab the gold medal, with the loser taking home the silver medal. The winner of the Small Final will claim bronze.

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