Olympic speed skater Sjinkie Knegt was once again spotted giving the middle finger to a Korean competitor, this time to Lim Hyo Jun.
In 2014, Sjiknie Knegt was seen giving two middle fingers to Viktor Ahn, a former South Korean speed skater who became a naturalized Russian. The Russian team beat the Dutch team for the gold medal in the 5000-meter team relay event.
His unsportsmanlike conduct led the Dutch team to be disqualified from the team relay event at the European Championships in 2014. He also lost his bronze medal in the individual event.
After returning to the Netherlands, he apologized for his actions.
“It wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done. Of course, I’m sorry. It was done out of emotion and frustration.”
4 years later, at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Sjinkie Knegt lost to another Korean (Lim Hyo Jun) in the 1500-meter event.
He was seen apparently being a good sport about it, tapping Lim Hyo Jun’s shoulders and helmet in congratulations.
On the medal podium, however, Sjinkie Knegt appeared to be sneaking in a middle finger in Lim Hyo Jun’s direction under the bear.