The Story of The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s Heroic Olympians

If there is one image from the Winter Olympics 2018 that will stick with sports fans, it’s expected to be the South Korean Women’s Curling team. Defying all expectations, they won a silver medal and in doing so, they stimulated a curling craze in their home country and overseas. Their story has won over the world with some quirky ingredients; Yoghurt, Pancake, Steak, Sunny and Cho-Cho are the English nicknames the five of them go by. They are called Team Kim because all five of them share the same surname, though only 2 are related, they are even better known as – “The Garlic Girls”. The reason for this name owes to the four out of the five curlers’ hometown being Uiseong, a town famous for its garlic production.

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