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Skier files injunction against KSA

Jan 30,2018
Korean alpine skier Kyung Sung-hyun filed a court injunction on Monday against the Korea Ski Association (KSA) to suspend its national team selection, sources said.

Last week, the KSA announced a list of four alpine skiers - two men and two women - for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

On the men’s side, the KSA selected Jung Dong-hyun, who specializes in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom, and Kim Dong-woo, who competes in the speed events of downhill and super-G.

But it has come under fire for its controversial selection process and for informing its skiers of their exclusion so close to the Feb. 9-25 Olympics.

Kyung, who failed to make the final list, applied for an injunction with the Seoul Eastern District Court to halt the implementation of the decision made by the KSA technical committee, according to the sources close to the alpine skier.

He claimed that the KSA technical committee, in charge of sorting out national team members, held a meeting without the chairman and did not comply with proper voting rules.

Kyung’s exclusion caused a stir in particular because he was the only alpine skier present at the Team Korea launch ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday.

Yonhap