Choi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TVChoi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TV
Choi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TV

Death of South Korean athlete Choi Sook-hyun amid allegations of violence and abuse sparks uproar

  • Choi Sook-hyun took her own life last week after filing a litany of complaints about abuse she said she had suffered at the hands of her coach and a doctor
  • The 22-year-old triathlete’s death recalls the court case of Olympic short-track skater Shim Suk-hee, who went public with allegations of abuse in 2018
Topic |   South Korea
Choi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TVChoi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TV
Choi Sook-hyun was selected for South Korea’s national triathlon team in 2015 while still a teenager. Photo: YTN TV
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