End of Asian Games is only few days away… South Korea in third place in medal standings


We’re down to the final few opportunities
to claw up the standings before the curtain falls on the 2018 Asian Games. South Korean athletes managed to haul in more
gold. Today’s standout performance came from Judo
and the women’s cycling team. For the highlights and more, let’s turn to
our Seo Bo-bin. The South Koreans now have 41 gold medals,
including another one in judo. South Korea’s Gwak Dong-han won the men’s
under-90 kilogram division on Friday. He executed a clean shoulder throw to beat
his opponent from Mongolia. This was Gwak’s first gold in the individual
division at the Asian Games. He said he is looking forward to the 2020
Tokyo Olympics. In women’s judo, South Korea’s Park Yu-jin
lost to her Japanese opponent in the under-78 kilogram division and had to settle for silver. When Park last met Sato Ruika at the 2016
Tokyo Grand Slam it was a defeat for her, so she had been looking forward to a win this
time. In the women’s cycling madison competition,
South Korea’s team of Na Ah-reum and Kim You-ri earned a gold medal with a total of 76 points. With this, Na Ah-reum becomes the first South
Korean cyclist to win four gold medals at the Asian Games. The South Korean men’s baseball team will
be looking to defend their Asian Games title in the finals on Saturday. In the gold medal game, South Korea will be
facing either Japan or Chinese Taipei. At the last two Asian Games, South Korea beat
Chinese Taipei in the finals, and they will meet again if Chinese Taipei can beat Japan. The South Korean men’s football team will
be looking to defend its Asian Games title when it takes on Japan in the final on Saturday. South Korea is powered up for the finals with
the team led by top scorer Hwang Ui-jo and Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min. This final game will be attracting attention
of football fans around the world interested in Son’s future. South Korean footballers will be able to earn
an exemption from military service with a gold medal. There are still more events lined up later
in the day with women’s 1-meter springboard diving final at 9:15PM and the men’s 3-meter
springboard final at 10:50 PM. After that, Saturday will the last chance
at these Asian Games for South Korea to win any more medals. Seo Bo-bin, Arirang News.

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