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Kim Boutin Target of Online Abuse After Bronze Medal

Seoul (February 15, 2018): Canadian short track speed skater Kim Boutin has received online threats and abuse after winning a bronze medal in the 500m final.

Boutin took third place after South Korean athlete Choi Min-jeong was disqualified for interfering.But the 23-year-old was forced to block her social media accounts on Wednesday after abuse from angry Korean fans.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement asking the public to “respect the athletes”.South Korea’s angry fans rushed to Boutin’s Instagram and Twitter accounts to attack her, with messages including death threats in Korean and English.

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