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32 Teams in 32 Days — Day 32: Team Gim

We’re profiling 32 teams — one per day — for the start of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season with the Masters.

Day 32: Team Gim

Lineup: Un-Chi Gim (skip), Ye-Ji Seol (third), Su-Ji Kim (second), Ye-Eun Seol (lead), Yu-Bin Park (alternate)

Hometown: Uijeongbu, South Korea

Gim is a two-time Pacific-Asia champion. She captured gold in 2010 while playing lead and in 2013 playing third for Ji-Sun Kim. Gim made her Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling debut at the 2013 Masters in Abbotsford, B.C., with Team Kim. They went 3-1 through pool play to qualify for the playoffs and were quarterfinalists losing 3-2 to Team Ott.

Gim also represented South Korea four times at the world championship and once at the Winter Olympic Games. She has skipped her own squad since 2016.

Ye-Eun Seol, who previously served as an alternate, joined at second in 2017. Su-Ji Kim came on board at lead the following year and switched front-end spots with Seol in 2019.

Ye-Ji Seol was added as an alternate in 2018 and took over at third in 2020.

Team Gim captured the Korean championship during the 2020-21 season, however, they did not get the opportunity to represent South Korea at the world championship as the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team Gim finished runners-up to Eun-Jung Kim’s team at nationals last season.

The Masters kicks off the 2021-22 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season and is now underway running through to Sunday at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Can’t make it to Oakville? Tune to Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW (Canada) or Yare (international) for live broadcast coverage starting Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.

32 teams in 32 days

Missed a day in our 32 teams in 32 days profile series? Get all caught up below.

Day 1: Team Hasselborg

Day 2: Team Jacobs

Day 3: Team Einarson

Day 4: Team Epping

Day 5: Team Fleury

Day 6: Team Mouat

Day 7: Team Tirinzoni

Day 8: Team Gushue

Day 9: Team Jones

Day 10: Team McEwen

Day 11: Team Homan

Day 12: Team Bottcher

Day 13: Team Gunnlaugson

Day 14: Team Fujisawa

Day 15: Team Paterson

Day 16: Team Rocque

Day 17: Team Koe

Day 18: Team Peterson

Day 19: Team Dunstone

Day 20: Team Kovaleva

Day 21: Team Schwaller

Day 22: Team M. Kim

Day 23: Team Ruohonen

Day 24: Team E. Kim

Day 25: Team de Cruz

Day 26: Team Wrana

Day 27: Team Edin

Day 28: Team Yoshimura

Day 29: Team Matsumura

Day 30: Team Koana

Day 31: Team Whyte