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Essentials with JD #428 **ASIAN GAMES UPDATES**

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Here are some updates on the 2018 Asian Games about Team South Korea! Don’t forget many of those talented athletes you see in the games are from our very own Gwangju and Jeollanamdo. 11 days into the 16-day competition, Team South Korea grabbed 32 gold, 38 silver and 44 bronze medals to place third in overall medal standings following China and Japan.

On Sunday track star, Jung Hye Lim grabbed the gold medal in women’s 100-meter hurdles.

Jung clocked 13.20 seconds to finish first among 8 finalists. Emilia Nova of Indonesia took silver at 13.33, followed by Lui Lai Yiu of Hong Kong at 13.42. This was the country’s first Asiad gold in athletics in 8 years.

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On Monday, South Korean U-23 men’s football team beat Uzbekistan 4-3 on Monday in extra time to reach the men’s football semifinals. Hwang Hee Chan scored the winning penalty, in addition to Hwang Ui Jo’s hat trick.

The defending champions will next face Vietnam on Wednesday.

The baseball squad beat hosts Indonesia on Monday for their second preliminary game and the game was called at 15-0.

In men’s basketball, South Korea got past the Philippines 91-82 to reach the semifinals. Naturalized South Korean center Ricardo Ratliffe had game highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds. South Korea will face Iran in the semifinals on Friday.

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So far today of the competition archer Kim Woo Jin won the men’s individual recurve archery gold medal over teammate Lee Woo Seok.

Kim, world No. 1, defeated second-ranked Lee by the set score of 6-4 in the third all-South Korean final in Asiad men’s recurve archery.

In team compound archery events, both men and women’s teams won the top places in Asia.

For the last game of the baseball preliminary, Team South Korea beat Hong Kong 21-3 and advanced to the super round to face Japan on Thursday.

In women’s football, South Korea lost to 1- 2 Japan in the semifinals which started from 6pm.

Tomorrow will be and amazing day in the pool with water polo and diving so check it out. Don’t forget that next year Gwangju will be hosting the 2019 Fina World Championships where you will be able to see many of the amazing athletes that will be appearing tomorrow.

 

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Let’s see what tomorrow brings with many more medals up for grabs,

 

JD