- S.Korea Adds 5 Golds and Advances to the 3rd Round in Soccer
South Korea has added five gold medals in shooting, soft tennis and judo at the Asian Games currently under way in Guangzhou, China.
On the fourth day of the sporting event Monday, the South Korean men's team won the gold medal in the 50-meter rifle prone event. The trio of Kim Jong-hyun, Kim Hak-man and Han Jin-sup beat China’s team and set a new Asian record with a total score of one-thousand-785.
Team member Kim Hak-man grabbed another gold when he won the men’s 50-meter rifle prone event with a score of 698-point-three.
The women’s team added a third gold medal in the same event.
In the mixed doubles final in soft tennis, Ji Yong-min and Kim Kyung-ryun defeated Taiwanese rivals to win a gold medal.
In the men's under-66 kilogram event in Judo, Kim Joo-jin crushed an Uzbek rival to win a gold medal.
However, Olympic silver medalist and two-time world champion Wang Ki-chun lost to Japan's Hiroyuki Akimoto in the men's under-73 kilogram final. His teammate Kim Jandi also earned a silver medal in the women's under-57 kilogram event behind Japan's world champion Kaori Matsumoto.
A South Korean shooting team garnered a silver in the men’s 25-meter rapid fire pistol, while the cycling team added another silver in the men’s four-kilometer event.
South Korea won a bronze in the men’s 800-meter freestyle relay, while Seo Yeong-jung and Choi Hye-ra added bronze medals in the women's 400-meter freestyle and the 200-meter butterfly. In the mixed doubles in soft tennis, the team of Kim Tae-jeong and Kim Ae-kyung added another bronze.
The South Korean soccer team beat China 3-0 and advanced to the third round.
South Korea currently sits in second place with 18 gold medals.