Yun Sung-bin of South Korea celebrates. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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South Korea's queen of winter sports, retired figure skater Kim Yuna, was earlier among the fans at the Pyeongchang Games who cheered as Yun, with his trademark "Iron Man" helmet, shot like a bullet along the ice to become South Korea's first Olympic champion in men's skeleton.South Korea has long been a powerhouse in short-track speed skating and "Queen" Kim won the country's first figure skating gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, sparking more local interest in winter sports.Yun, 23, knows every bump and curve of the Pyeongchang track, having spent thousands of hours training on it.By coinciding with the Lunar New Year holiday, Yun ensured a big television audience.Yun bowed before the crowd after his victory.
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