Kim Gyu-bong (right), the former head coach of the triathlon team at semi-pro club Gyeongju City Hall, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Photo: EPA
Kim Gyu-bong (right), the former head coach of the triathlon team at semi-pro club Gyeongju City Hall, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Photo: EPA
South Korea

Choi Suk-hyeon suicide case: South Korean triathlon coach and captain sentenced to jail over bullying, abuse

  • Coach Kim Gyu-bong was given seven years in prison for verbally and physically abusing Choi as well as diverting funds, while team captain Jang Yun-jung was given four years
  • Triathlete Choi took her own life last June after complaining of abuse from Kim, Jang and a team masseur, who was last week given an eight-year jail term for repeatedly beating her

Kim Gyu-bong (right), the former head coach of the triathlon team at semi-pro club Gyeongju City Hall, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Photo: EPA
Kim Gyu-bong (right), the former head coach of the triathlon team at semi-pro club Gyeongju City Hall, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Photo: EPA
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