Passion and intense competition is in the air at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
In the men's 5,000-meter speed skating Sunday afternoon, South Korea's Lee Seung-hoon came first in his group with a time of six minutes and 14.one-five seconds.
Lee is in group five, and whether he wins a medal will be decided later today once all 11 groups have finished their races.
The first gold medal for South Korea was claimed by speed skater Lim Hyo-jun Saturday in the men's 15-hundred meter short track speed skating.
It was the 21-year-old's debut, and he crossed the line first with an Olympic record of two minutes and 10.4-8-5 seconds, finishing 7-one-hundredths of a second clear of Dutch world record holder Sjinkie Knegt.
Women's speed skating final is also coming up, slated for nine thirty p.m. Monday.
And all eyes are on Noh Sun-young on whether she can also secure a medal for South Korea.
Another event that bears symbolic weight in the PyeongChang winter games, United Korean women's ice hockey team will play against Sweden.
This will be their second preliminary game after the one against Switzerland Saturday evening.
As of Sunday five-thirty pm, the medal tally has Germany in first, followed by Norway and the Netherlands, with South Korea tied for fourth with Sweden and the United States.
Kim Hyesung, Arirang News.