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Judoka Jeong Bo-Kyeong Wins Silver for S. Korea's First Medal in Rio

[News] l 2016-08-07

South Korea’s first medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics came from Judo.

Judoka Jeong Bo-kyeong won silver in the women’s -48 kilogram final on Saturday in the Carioca Arena 2 after losing to Paula Pareto of Argentina by waza-ari or half point.

Jeong defeated Van Ngoc Tu of Vietnam in the elimination round of 16 and beat No. 1 Urantsetseg Munkhbat of Mongolia in the quarters.

She defeated Dayaris Mestre Álvarez of Cuba by an ippon in the semifinals to reach the final.