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S. Korean Oh Hye-ri wins taekwondo gold
Aug 20, 2016
South Korea's Oh Hye-ri captured gold medal in women's -67kg taekwondo at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday. Oh defeated Haby Niare of France 13-12 in a spectacular, action-packed final for her first Olympic title.South Korea has never missed the podium in the women's -67kg s...


S. Korean rhythmic gymnast emotional after qualifying f...
Aug 20, 2016
South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae said Friday she was choked up with emotions after clinching a spot in her second straight Olympic all-around final. Son scored 71.956 points total from ball, hoop, ribbon and clubs at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, to finish fifth among 10...


Two top dogs in women's golf to duel for gold in Rio
Aug 20, 2016
It's a dream matchup in women's golf.Two of the biggest names in the sport, Park In-bee of South Korea and Lydia Ko of New Zealand, will battle for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medal on Saturday.Park, world No. 5, leads the top-ranked Ko by two strokes through Friday at 11-und...


S. Korean Lee Dae-hoon wins taekwondo bronze
Aug 19, 2016
South Korea's Lee Dae-hoon won a bronze medal in men's taekwondo at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday. Lee defeated Jaouad Achab of Belgium 11-7 in the men's -68kg bronze medal match at Carioca Arena 3.Earlier in the day, Lee lost in the quarterfinals to Ahmad Abughaush of ...


S. Korean Park In-bee leads women's golf at halfway poi...
Aug 19, 2016
South Korean Park In-bee took the sole possession of the lead at halfway point in the women's golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday. Park In-bee fired her second straight round of five-under 66 at the par-71, 6,425-yard Olympic Golf Course. She leads Stacy Le...


S. Korean team wins bronze in women's badminton doubles
Aug 19, 2016
The South Korean women's badminton doubles team of Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan captured a bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday. Jung and Shin defeated Tan Yuanting and Yu Yang beat 2-0 (21-8, 21-17). This was South Korea's first badminton medal in Rio an...


S. Korean Kim Tae-hun wins taekwondo bronze
Aug 18, 2016
South Korean Kim Tae-hun won a bronze medal in men's taekwondo at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday. The two-time world champion defeated Carlos Navarro of Mexico 7-5 in the bronze medal contest in the men's -58kg at Carioca Arena 3.Kim fell into repechage after losing his...


S. Korean Kim So-hui wins taekwondo gold
Aug 18, 2016
Kim So-hui won South Korea's first taekwondo gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday. Kim defeated Tijana Bogdanovic of Serbia 7-6 for the women's -49kg title at Carioca Arena 3.This was the first day of taekwondo competition in Rio, and South Korea has already mat...


S. Koreans enjoy benign conditions in women's golf
Aug 18, 2016
South Korean stars took advantage of relatively benign conditions in the first round of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic women's golf tournament on Wednesday. Park In-bee and Kim Sei-young are tied for second at five-under 66 after the first day at the 6,245-yard Olympic Golf Course. B...


S. Korean Kim So-hui secures at least silver in taekwon...
Aug 18, 2016
South Korean taekwondo fighter Kim So-hui has secured at least a silver in the women's -49kg at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Kim defeated Yasmina Aziez of France 1-0 to reach the gold medal contest at Carioca Arena 3 on the first day of taekwondo competition.Kim, a two-time world...