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LEE WOO-SEOK, LIM SI-HYUN WIN FIRST GOLD IN ARCHERY WOO SANG-HYUK TAKES SILVER IN ATHLETICS

Archery Korea’ has started its gold medal streak. Lee Woo-seok (Kolon) and Lim Si-hyun (Korea Gymnastics Team) defeated Furukawa Takaharu and Noda Satsuki (Japan) 6-0 (38-37 37-35 39-35) in the men’s mixed archery final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at the Fuyang Throat Sports Center Archery Range in Hangzhou, China. This was Korea’s first gold medal in archery at the Games. With 10 gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games, archery is expected to be a major boost to Korea’s chances of finishing second in the medal standings at the end of the Games. Lee Woo-seok also won his first Asian Games gold, following two silver medals in the men’s team and individual events at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games .The youngest member of the women’s national team, Lee Im-hyun, also won her first Asian Games gold medal this year and will be aiming to win the women’s team and individual titles .Korea failed to make the cut in Jakarta in 2018, when the event was first introduced, with Japan, Korea’s final opponent on the day, winning the title. There was one more silver medal in archery .Joo Jae-hoon (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power) and So Chae-won (Hyundai Mobis) lost 158-159 to India’s Oyas Praveen Deotale and Jyoti Surekha Bennam in the final of the compound mixed team event .Notably, Joo is an archery enthusiast with an “unusual career” as a petition police officer for Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power .He took a leave of absence from his job and came to Hangzhou to compete for gold in the men’s team event and is in the bronze medal match in the individual event .Competing in the men’s high jump at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium, Woo Sang-hyuk (Yongin City Hall) cleared 2.33 meters to win silver. Competing against Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar), Woo finished second behind Barshim, who cleared 2.35 meters. Woo had previously won silver at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games with a leap of 2.28 meters .In the men’s soccer semifinals, Hwang Sun-hong’s South Korea defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 to reach the final. The Koreans, who are going for their third consecutive gold medal, will face Japan in the final on Sunday .Korea and Japan also met in the final of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, where Korea won 2-1 in extra time. Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) scored two goals in the first half to lead Korea to victory. With the score 2-1 in favor of Korea, an Uzbek player was sent off in the 29th minute of the second half, cementing Korea’s victory. Wrestling and soft tennis, which were expected to be gold medal favorites, had bronze medal news .Kim Hyun-woo (Samsung Life) lost 3-9 to Amin Kabianinejad (Iran) in the men’s Greco-Roman 77kg in the round of 16, while Ryu Han-soo (Samsung Life), who was trying to win his third consecutive Asian Games title in the Greco-Roman 67kg, lost 0-9 by technical fall to Daniyal Sorabi (Iran) in the quarterfinals .Jeong Jeong-jae (Suwon City Hall), who competed in the 60 kg Greco-Roman category, defeated Islam Bakhramov (Uzbekistan) 5-4 in the bronze medal match .In soft tennis, Korea faced Japan in the quarterfinals of both the men’s and women’s team events, but lost 0-2 to claim bronze .Japan, which defeated South Korea to reach the final, defeated Chinese Taipei in both the men’s and women’s events to win two gold medals. North Korea won gold in the women’s 54-kilogram boxing, with Bang Chol-mi defeating Chang Yuan (China) by a 3-2 decision in the final .Bang Chol-mi had lost a 2-3 decision to Chang Yuan in the 51-kilogram final at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, and had protested the decision. Ri Chong Song also won the men’s 81-kilogram weightlifting event with a lift of 169 kilograms, a snatch of 195 kilograms and a total of 364 kilograms, giving North Korea two more gold medals on the day. In the medal standings through four days, South Korea is in third place with 33 gold, 45 silver and 70 bronze medals .In first place is China with 171 gold medals, and in second place is Japan with 37 gold, 51 silver, and 59 bronze. North Korea is eighth in the medal standings with 온라인카지노 nine gold medals.

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