Winter Games Athletes
Sin Da-woon had the look of the next South Korean short track star after his performance at the 2013 world championships, but he failed to win any individual medals in this past World Cup season. Sin was not slated to compete at the most recent world championships but was called in to replace injured reigning overall champ Kwak Yoon-gy. Sin proved a more than capable substitute as he won three gold medals, including the overall title, and a silver. He couldn't continue that momentum into 2013-14 World Cup competitions as he collected only two medals in four stops, both as a member of 5,000-meter relay teams. Sin won six gold medals in the 2012-13 season but only one in an individual event. Sin, however, earned enough points to finish third in the overall standings in the 1,500. He was second in the 1,500 standings in 2011-12 but earned his lone gold medal that season in a relay. Sin won three bronze medals in the 2012 world championships, in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 relay. He's expected to compete in all four possible events at his first Olympics.