S. Korea wins first athletics gold since 2008


It’s been another golden weekend for team
South Korea. The national team athletes are looked to keep
the streak going today as well. Seo Bo-bin brings us the highlights and outlines
what events to watch for. South Korea’s gold medal on Sunday came from
the track, as Jung Hye-lim won the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Jung finished first among 8 finalists in a
time of 13-point-2 seconds. The 31-year-old’s win was Korea’s first gold
in athletics in 8 years, since the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. This is Jung’s third Asian Games, but she’s
not ready to stop. She said she’ll keep going until the 2020
Olympics in Tokyo. Another gold came from South Korea’s archery
team. In recurve archery, the South Korean women
beat Chinese Taipei 5 sets to 3. The South Korean women have been number one
for six straight Asian Games going back to Bangkok in 1998. In other sports, the South Korean women’s
handball team is going to the finals after defeating Thailand 40-to-13 in the semifinals
on Monday. South Korea will face the winner of the other
semifinal between China and Japan on Thursday, and if they win it’ll be their second win
at the Asian Games in a row. More sporting events are coming up later in
the day with the men’s baseball team preliminary match at 8:30pm Korea time and the women’s
long jump finals at 8:40. Seo Bo-bin, Arirang News.

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