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South Korea's "Garlic Girls" curlers spawn viral tributes online

2018-02-21 22:10
This is an imitation of South Korea’s female Olympic curling team. The team, named the "Garlic Girls” after their hometown, have become an overnight internet sensation. So far, they are 6-1 at the Pyeongchang Games. Their fairytale run is being celebrated on social media. Fans have posted memes and parody videos with mops and robot vacuum cleaners. The team has become the first Korean rink to reach the Olympic semifinals after beating the United States 9-6 on Feb. 20. Team member Kim Yeong-mi said they were clueless about their newfound fame since they turned off their phones to avoid distractions. Credit: Reuters/JU YONG-PAK/YOUNG MIN BAEK