S. Korea Adds Bronze in Wrestling on Day 9 at Rio
[News] l 2016-08-15
South Korea added another bronze to its medal tally on the ninth day of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday.
Defending Olympic champion Kim Hyeon-woo won a bronze medal in the men's 75-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling, overcoming a dislocated elbow and a judging controversy in his first round defeat.
Kim, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 66-kilogram category, beat Bozo Starcevic of Croatia six-four in the bronze medal match.
Team Korea, however, failed to gain additional medals in fencing and rifle.
The men's epee fencing team, which included Rio gold medalist Park Sang-young, lost in the quarterfinals to Hungary.
Rifle shooter Kim Jong-hyun finished 16th in the qualification round for the men's 50-meter rifle three position. The London silver medalist clinched another silver in Rio in the men's 50-meter rifle prone, but failed to reach the final in his main event.
Meanwhile, South Korean golfer An Byeong-hun tied in eleventh place with three other players at six-under 278.
South Korea reached the semifinals in the men's table tennis event on Sunday and will take on China on Tuesday.
The women's volleyball team defeated Cameroon three-nil and sealed the third seed in its group. It will face either the Netherlands or Serbia in the quarterfinals.
South Korea currently stands in tenth place in the medal tally as of 8:00 a.m. Monday with six gold, three silver and five bronze medals.