South Korea earns gold in paragliding and judo


It’s another golden day for team South Korea. We finished on top in various events including
Judo, cycling, paragliding and the first gold medal in Javelin this decade. In men’s football, it’s bittersweet as the
Taeguk Warriors easily outmatch Vietnam, coached by a legendary figure from Korea’s 2002 world
cup run. We turn to our Seo Bo-bin for the Asian Games
highlights. South Korea picked up gold medals in several
events on Wednesday. South Korean track cyclist Park Sang-hoon
defeated his Japanese opponent and picked up a gold in the men’s 4,000-meter individual
pursuit. Earlier in the day, in the preliminaries,
Park had set an Asian Games record of 4-minutes and 19-point-6-7-2 seconds. In paragliding, South Korea also won a gold
in the women’s team cross-country event. In a total of five rounds, the women scored
4,924 points. This is the first Asian Games with paragliding
as an official event, and it’s now wrapped up. The South Korean paragliders, in total, are
taking home 1 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze. In women’s judo, Jeong Bo-kyeong defeated
her Japanese opponent in the under-48-kilogram class tp win her first Asian Games gold. The tournament went into extended matches,
and Jeong scored first to win in 1-minute-22-seconds. South Korea also picked up some medals in
athletics. In the women’s pole vault finals, Lim Eun-ji
earned a bronze medal, achieving her season best of 4-meters-20-cm. It’s the second time she has won bronze at
the Asian Games, following her third-place finish at Incheon 2014. As the only South Korean to ever win a pole
vault medal at the Asian Games, she said she hopes her medal helps raise interest in the
sport. In the women’s javelin throw event, Gim Gyeong-ae
won South Korea’s first medal in javelin since the 2002 Busan Asian Games. She took home bronze in the event, after missing
out on the medals in 2010 and 2014. Over in soft tennis, Kim Jin-woong won the
men’s singles final, defeating his Indonesian opponent 4-sets-to-2 to earn a gold medal. Its the third Asian Games in a row that the
gold medal in the men’s singles event has gone to a South Korean. The highlights later on Wednesday include
the women’s hockey semifinals at 7:30 pm Korea time, the men’s 200-meter final at 9:05PM,
and the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving at 10:15PM. Seo Bo-bin, Arirang News.

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