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South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' enjoy the sweet smell of Olympic success
Are you familiar with Curling? It is a team sport played by two teams of four players on the ice. Players slide granite stones towards a target area that is segmented into four concentric circles. Curling has been a medal sport in the Winter Olympic Games since 1998. Canada and Sweden have been winning most of the medals for women. But in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, the South Korean women's curling team won a historic silver medal.
In fact, curling hadn’t been so popular in the country. There are only 800 or so players and five dedicated centers for the sport. But these five medal-winning team members, all named Kim, the most popular surname in South Korea, have dedicated themselves to this unpopular sport for the last 12 years. The whole country was stunned by their unexpected and unprecedented success in the Olympic Games.
Enjoy reading and learning how this amazing team was formed and what the team members have been working on while playing the ice sport.https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/21/sport/garlic-girls-south-korea-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-2018/index.html