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World's students build sense of unity at Gwangju Univer...
Jul 15, 2015
The closing ceremony of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade is held at the main stadium in Gwangju on July 14. The youth sports festival of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade has finished its 12-day run full of excitement and amidst a flurry of final medals. ...

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Son Yeon-jae wins gold in rhythmic gymnastics in Gwangj...
Jul 13, 2015
Son Yeon-jae smiles as she unfolds the Taegeukgi, Korea's national flag, after winning her first gold medal at a Universiade in Gwangju. Twenty-one-year-old Son Yeon-jae, dubbed by local media as the "Fairy of Rhythmic Gymnastics," won her first Universiade medal i...

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Female divers face endless challenges
Jul 10, 2015
There has been a series of touching stories among female divers at the currently-underway 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. Wang Ying, a rookie from China, won a gold medal in the women's platform diving in Gwangju, her first international competition, and a star was born ...

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Expo attracts taekwondo lovers from around the globe
Jul 10, 2015
People from around the world who love taekwondo are enjoying a special opportunity to exchange and share their sport in Muju, Jeollabuk-do Province (South Jeolla Province). The Taekwondowon, a global center for the martial art, in Muju is hosting the World Taekwondo Cultur...

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Gwangju Universiade hospital is athletes' guardian
Jul 09, 2015
The hospital at the Gwangju Summer Universiade athletes' village is busy with visitors from around the world. The Gwangju Universiade hospital is getting crowded as the event hits its halfway point. There is an increasing number of athletes who have shown medical symptoms...

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Two swimmers fly high in Gwangju
Jul 09, 2015
Two female swimmers are in the spotlight at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. Lu Ying from China is now a two-time gold medalist at the Gwangju Universiade, and Rachel Bootsma from the U.S. has won a bronze medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke. Ying topped...

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Empty guns to gold medals: Iran's rifle team
Jul 09, 2015
Iranian shooters win gold and bronze in both the individual and group 10-meter air rifle events on July 5 at the Gwangju Summer Universiade in Jeollanam-do Province. How well can people train their shooting capability with guns that have no bullets? The answer has been fou...

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Three European gymnasts shine in Gwangju
Jul 08, 2015
Three handsome gymnasts from Europe have captured center stage at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. They are Oleg Verniaiev from Ukraine, currently ranked No. 1 and now a two-time gold medalist at the Gwangju Universiade, Igor Radivilov, also from Ukraine and silv...

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The race for gold unfolds in Gwangju
Jul 06, 2015
Athletes from around the world engaged in heated competition at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. Nations including China, Japan, Korea and France won a series of gold medals over the first four days, up until July 6, racing for top spot in the full medal count. ...

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Youth games Gwangju Universiade opens
Jul 06, 2015
The 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, a festival for student athletes from around the world, kicked off in Gwangju on July 3. Over 13,000 athletes from 146 countries are participating in the 28th Summer Universiade, competing for 272 gold medals in 21 disciplines. A w...