S. Korea Aims to Rank 2nd in Asian Games' Medal Tally

Write : 2018-07-10 13:58:10 Update : 2018-07-10 14:17:34

S. Korea Aims to Rank 2nd in Asian Games' Medal Tally

South Korea will aim to rank second in the overall medal tally in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia for the sixth straight time. 

The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee unveiled the goal on Tuesday for the Games, which are scheduled to take place in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18th to September second.

The committee said Team Korea will aim to secure 65 gold, 71 silver and 72 bronze medals in the sports event, which is held every four years. 

South Korea will send roughly 960 athletes and support staff to the Games to compete in 39 events. 

For the 2018 Asian Games, the two Koreas have agreed to enter joint teams in women’s basketball, canoe dragon boat racing and rowing. Twenty-six North Korean athletes will compete along with those from the South.

[Photo : YONHAP News]

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