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South Korean speed skater Seunghi Park (@shp92shp) has now competed in the Winter Olympics in not just one sport, but two. This year, the former short track skater — who won two gold medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics — is trying her hand at speed skating, competing in distances up to 1,000 meters. “Changing my sport took a lot of effort because the two are very different,” says Seunghi. “But I love the thrill that comes along with the speed.” Seunghi was born in Seoul and lives and trains in Hwaseong-si, a city in northwest South Korea. “The fact that the Olympics are taking place in my home country makes me feel more responsible and proud,” she says. Watch our story to see Seunghi training on the ice.
The Winter Olympics (@olympics) are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Tune in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world. #Pyeongchang2018