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Archer Ku Wins S. Korea's 6th Gold in Rio

[News] l 2016-08-13

Archer Ku Bon-chan has won a gold medal in the men's individual event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

In the final round, he defeated Jean-Charles Valladont of France 7 to 3. 

With the latest win, the South Korean archery team, for the first time ever, has won gold in all four of the men's and women's team and individual events at the Olympics.

An unexpected silver was also won in shooting. London Olympics silver medalist Kim Jong-hyun clinched silver in the men's 50 meter rifle prone with a score of 208-point-two points.

Winning silver in back to back Olympics, Kim will vie for a gold medal on Sunday in his main event of 50 meter rifle three positions.

In badminton, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong, the world No. 1 in men's doubles, are well on their path to the quarterfinals, scoring their second win against Taiwanese duo Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin.

In women's team table tennis, South Korea triumphed over Romania 3 to 2 after a hard fought match of over three hours and advanced to the quarterfinals.

In women's judo, Kim Min-jeong in the +78 kilogram class failed to win a medal as she lost to Chinese judoka Yu Song in the bronze medal match.

In men's golf, An Byeong-hun shot one-over 72 on Friday. He's at two-under 140 through two days and tied for 18th with three others.

Eight days into the Rio Games, Team Korea stands fifth in the medal tally with six gold, three silver and four bronze medals.