Hyosung Corporation and the Korea Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation concluded a sponsorship agreement in Seoul on January 19. The signing ceremony was attended by Hyosung President Jo Hyun-sang, Korea Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Chairman Kang Shin-sung, etc.
Members of the national bobsleigh and skeleton teams of South Korea have risen to the top in the world rankings in spite of poor training conditions in their home country. Yoon Sung-bin, who is the male skeleton athlete currently second to none in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) ranking, came in first five times and second twice in the seven world cups he participated in this year.
Hyosung, in the meantime, is planning to provide extensive support this year and next year so that South Korean bobsleigh and skeleton athletes can train themselves in better environments. The company is going to provide prize money for those distinguishing themselves, too.
“We truly appreciate the efforts of the athletes who have made impossible things possible and we hope that they will achieve their pursuits at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics,” said Hyosung President Jo Hyun-sang, who was a speed skating athlete in the past.