South Korea's Yun Sungbin celebrates getting the gold in the mens's skeleton heat 4 final run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP / Mark RALSTON
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South Korea's Yun Sung-bin made history Friday as he became Asia's first Olympic skeleton champion after dominating the daredevil event at the Pyeongchang Games.Yun clocked a combined time of three minutes, 20.55 seconds for his four runs, with Nikita Tregubov, an Olympic Athlete From Russia, taking silver.Dom Parson's celebrated with gusto after winning Britain's first skeleton medal in 70 years. Before these Games, only nine different countries had won medals in skeleton, where athletes throw themselves down an icy chute on their bellies head-first.The 23-year-old from Siberia credited six years in the army cadets for his steely determination.He is among the 168 Russians granted a place in Pyeongchang by the IOC after being deemed drug-free.Parsons, who finished just two hundredths off silver, was nevertheless ecstatic after claiming Britain's first medal of the Games.
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