S. Korea Adds 1 Gold, 1 Bronze in Archery on Day 6 at Rio
[News] l 2016-08-12
Anchor: On day six of the Rio Olympics, South Korea managed to add a gold and a bronze to its medal tally. Both medals were captured in women's individual archery. Olympic golf, meanwhile, kicked off on Thursday for the first time in 112 years.
Our Ro Aram has more with a wrap-up of the whole day for Team Korea.
Report: South Korea added two medals in archery on the sixth day of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Chang Hye-jin brought home South Korea’s fifth gold, beating Germany’s Lisa Unruh by a set score of 6-2 in the women’s individual final on Thursday.
Chang’s teammate and defending Olympic champion Ki Bo-bae lost to Chang 7-3 in the semifinals, but she still clinched a bronze medal after defeating Mexico’s Alejandra Valencia 6-4 in the third place playoff.
World no.1 badminton duo of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong went off to a solid start in their quest for gold by beating Australia’s Matthew Chau and Sawan Serasinghe by a set score of 2-0 in their Group A preliminary.
Golf kicked off on Thursday, with An Byeong-hun becoming the first to hit a birdie at Rio after golf was reinstated as an Olympic discipline after 112 years. At the first round of men’s competition held at the Olympic Golf Course, An was tied for ninth, carding a three-under 68, including seven birdies and four bogeys.
His teammate Wang Jeung-hun was tied for 17th with a one-under 70.
In fencing, South Korea’s women’s epee team suffered an early exit, losing to Estonia’s Erika Kirpu, Irina Embrich and Julia Beljajeva 27-26 in the first round.
Judoka Cho Gu-ham bowed out of the men’s 100-kilogram competition, losing to Artem Bloshenko of Ukraine in the Round of 16.
South Korean boxer Ham Sang-myeong advanced to the Round of 16, beating Victor Rodriguez of Venezuela 2-1.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s Olympic football team arrived in Belo Horizonte, where they will face Honduras in Saturday's quarterfinal.
Team Korea is now fifth in the medal standings, with five gold, two silver and four bronze.
Ro Aram, KBS World Radio News.