Kim Boutin threatened by fans after she won bronze, Report

14 Febrero, 2018, 16:59 | Author: Thomas Hicks
  • Tristan Walker and Justin Snith of Canada take a practice run during the doubles luge training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea Monday Feb. 12 2018

Yara van Kerkhof of Netherlands came in second.

"You had been teaching Kim Boutin how to cheat, Canada!"

By Wednesday the disqualification of local Choi Min-jeong, who had finished second, triggered a wave of verbal attacks targeting the Canadian, seen as benefiting from what Koreans thought was an unfair decision of interfering.

But many fans of Choi took exception to Boutin being promoted after many adjudged her to have made illegal contact with her competitors in both the semi-final and the final, incidents which went unpunished.

"If I find you, you will die", reads one comment, according to Radio-Canada. Abusive comments appeared on her Twitter and Instagram and in some cases referenced death and violence.

"None of us can control social media and the public has the right to say what they want but we would ask anyone to respect the athletes and support their work", International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said on Wednesday.

"All we can do is say, let's concentrate on what was a great performance and congratulations by the way to Canada for the bronze medal - I was there last night and it was pretty wonderful".

More news: Meghan Markle laughs as Shetland pony bites Prince Harry on Edinburgh trip
More news: Lanzan app para matar "Pejezombies"
More news: Monarcas llegó en taxis a la CDMX por manifestación en carretera

But it was 23-year-old Canadian skater Kim Boutin who has drawn the ire of many South Koreans.

The Canadian Olympic Committee added: "We are working closely with Speed Skating Canada, our security personnel and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)".

But immediately following the event, the post was swarmed by outraged fans of Choi, racking up over 10,000 comments, most of which were critical of her performance.

British short-track skater Elise Christie, fourth after crashing in yesterday's final, also received death threats following a collision with South Korea's Park Seung-hi at Sochi 2014.

The bronze medal collected by the Sherbrooke's Kim Boutin in the 500m speed skating short Tuesday morning has obviously not pleased the fans in south korea. It is this battle which earned Kim the bronze medal.

Boutin will compete in three more events in Pyeongchang.



Gobernador del Banco Central niega escasez de dólares en el país
El funcionario agregó que este año el BCRD acumuló US$940 millones más que el año pasado y que tiene alrededor de 6 mil 800 millones de dólares disponibles.

Nacional presenta sus dos últimas vinculaciones
Lenis llega procedente del Sport Recife de Brasil equipo con el que jugó 738 minutos en la liga de ese país. Atlético Nacional va tomando forma de a poco a imagen y semejanza de lo que quiere Jorge Almirón .

Spice Girls tendrá gira en Europa y Norteamérica
Todavía quiero hablar con todas ellas de forma individual, pero con todas juntas fue todo muy bonito", añadió. Tuvimos un almuerzo tan divertido. "Fue realmente bonito.

Tuesday's Olympic Watch: Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White in spotlight
Strong winds buffeted the Rainbow course in Yongpyong, forcing organisers to delay the start then call it off altogether. It's the third time in four days an Alpine skiing race was shelved because gusts made it too unsafe for competition.

Steve Kerr lets Warriors coach themselves
The coaching staff and fans alike have been imploring Casspi to shoot more 3's all season and they got their wish Monday. The three-time All-Star on the year is averaging 11.3 points while leading the team with 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

El expresidente Guatemala Álvaro Colom fue arrestado por corrupción
Pérez se mantiene a la espera de la definición de la fecha para que inicie el juicio por el caso. Según se dijo, estos eran colaboradores durante la administración de Colom (2008-2012).

17-year-old teenager slaps soldier
According to Attorney Gaby Lasky, who is representing Ahed, the best defense would be to open the trial to public scrutiny. The video shows the cousins approaching two soldiers and telling them to leave before shoving, kicking and slapping them.

Amazon planea lanzar su propio servicio de paquetería para competir con FedEx
Amazon ha estado metiéndose al negocio de entrega desde hace algún tiempo. Las acciones de CSRA Inc. subieron más de un 30%.

Putin offers condolences to Danish queen Margrethe II over her husband's death
To a Danish tabloid, he said the royal staff had shunted him into "third place in the royal hierarchy". On Twitter , a popular radio show host wrote: "Words can not describe how much I love Henrik!"

Méndez regresa con Cruz Azul tras suspensión
Ya no soy un niño para estar haciendo esas tonterías, pero ya cumplí, aprendí de los errores y espero que no vuelva a pasar". Cruz Azul tratará de romper una racha de dos derrotas cuando visite a Monterrey este miércoles (9:45 p.m.