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S. Korea Adds 1 Gold and 2 Bronzes on Day 5 at Rio

[News] l 2016-08-11

Anchor: Team Korea succeeded in capturing more medals on Day five of the Summer Olympics in Rio. The most noteworthy victory of the day was South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh's third consecutive gold medal secured in the 50-meter pistol, who with the win, became the first ever shooter to grab three straight gold medals in a single shooting event. South Korea also won a bronze medal in judo and another bronze in fencing on Wednesday. 
Our Ro Aram has more.

Report: South Korea added a gold medal in shooting and two bronzes - each from judo and fencing - after Day five at the Rio Olympics.

With a last spurt rally, shooter Jin Jong-oh set an Olympic record score of 193-point-seven points in the men’s 50-meter pistol final on Wednesday, beating Vietnam’s Hoang Xuan Vinh by two-point-four points.

South Korean judoka Gwak Dong-han won a bronze medal in the men’s 90-kilogram, beating Marcus Nyman of Sweden by an ippon. Top-ranked Gwak lost to Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia in the semifinals.

Fencer Kim Jung-hwan brought home another bronze medal for Team Korea by beating Iran’s Mojtaba Abedini 15-8 in the men’s individual sabre. Kim lost to Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi 15-12 in the semifinals.  

Kim’s teammate Gu Bon-gil crashed out of the Round of 16 in the same event, losing to Abedini 15-12.

In women’s individual foil, Jeon Hee-sook bowed out of the Round of 16, while Nam Hyun-hee suffered an early exit in the Round of 32.

South Korea's men's football team cruised to the quarterfinal as Group C winners by beating Mexico 1-0 in their final group round. 
In archery, Ku Bun-chan and Choi Mi-sun advanced to the round of 16 in men’s and women’s individual events, respectively.

Meanwhile, South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan ended his Rio Olympic run after he announced he will pull out of the 1,500-meter freestyle event scheduled for Saturday, saying that he is not ready for the event. Park will return to Seoul on Saturday.

South Korea now stands in fourth place in the medal standings with four gold, two silver and three bronze.
Ro Aram, KBS World Radio News.