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South Korea has won its first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics in women's table tennis.
Lee Mi-gyu took bronze after losing to a Slovakian rival in the women's singles class three semifinal held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Saturday.
In table tennis this year, there is no bronze medal match and all athletes reaching the semifinals secure a medal.
Team Korea's youngest member Yoon Ji-yu also won bronze in the same para category after losing to China's Xue Juan, who won two golds at the Rio Games.
Lee and Yoon will team up with Seo Su-yeon and compete in the women's team event class one-to-three on Tuesday. The three won a team silver medal at the 2016 Paralympics.
In men's table tennis, Kim Young-gun defeated a Turkish opponent 3 to 1 in the men's singles class four, and advanced to the final, securing at least a silver.