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Korea wins 3 gold medals in shooting on Wednesday alone

Posted September. 25, 2014 04:58,   


The Korean national anthem was played at a lakeshore in North Chungcheong Province. The winner was Kim Ye-ji, 20, who received the gold medal with a time of 8 minutes and 46.52 seconds in the final round of women’s single rowing competition of the Incheon Asian Games, which took place at Lake Tangeum Boat Race Course in Chungju City on Wednesday. With the medal, Kim is the first Korean female to become the champion in Asian games. She is also the second among both Korean males and females to receive the gold medal after Shin Eun-cheol won the title in men’s single scull competition at the Doha Asian Games in 2006.

In the shooting competitions, in which Korea had acquired three gold medals through Tuesday, the country received three gold medals on Wednesday alone. Kim Joon-hong, 24, won two gold medals in angle shooting. Kim Joon-hong also received his second gold by beating over Chang Zhen of China by a gap of one point in the individual competition after winning the title in the group competition with teammates Chang Dae-gyu and Song Jong-ho. In women’s group competition of 50-meter short distance shooting, Na Yoon-gyeong, Eum Bit-na, and Jeong Mi-ra added a gold medal to the Korean team. The Korean shooting team has thus secured six gold medals, demonstrating anew that shooting is a bonanza sport for Korea.

In wushu, which provided Korea with the first gold medal after the opening of this year’s Asiad, Korea produced the second gold medalist. Kim Myeong-jin defeated 2-1 Hamid Reza Ladvar (Iran) in the final round of men’s 75 kg-class to win the gold. Kim has become the first Korean ever to win a gold medal in the wushu santa competition.

Korea ranked second overall with 24 gold medals, 23 silver, and 22 bronze as of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, widening the gap in medal tally versus Japan (17 gold medals, 22 silver, and 23 bronze). China had 49 gold medals, 25 silver and 23 bronzes, as it was coming closer to ranking No. 1 in nine consecutive Asian Games.