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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Out of Rio, women's volleyball looks to the future
Aug 17, 2016
The national women's volleyball team loses 1-3 against the Dutch in the quarterfinals at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games on Aug. 16. Team captain Kim Yeon Koung (center) expresses her disappointment after losing a point. "We tried our very best. We will set aside our loss and aim f...

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Women’s handball team finishes Rio journey with no regr...
Aug 16, 2016
The South Korean women's handball team, with goal keeper Oh Young-ran and right wing Woo Sun-hee, poses for a photo after finishing its final game in Rio on Aug. 14.Tears and tears.The goalkeeper for the Korean women’s handball team, Oh Yong-ran, and right wing Woo Sun-hee couldn...

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S. Korean rhythmic gymnast arrives in Rio
Aug 16, 2016
South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae arrived in Rio de Janeiro Monday, with an eye on a historic Olympic medal. Son, who has been working out with the Russian national team in Sao Paulo since the start of this month, will begin her quest for South Korea's first medal in rhy...

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Top-ranked men's badminton duo shocked in quarters
Aug 16, 2016
The No. 1-ranked men's badminton duo of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong suffered a shocking defeat in the quarterfinals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Monday. The 12th-ranked Malaysian team of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong stunned the South Koreans 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 21-19) at ...

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S. Korean wrestler Kim Hyeon-woo overcomes judging cont...
Aug 15, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Greco-Roman wrestler Kim Hyeon-woo grabbed bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday, overcoming a judging controversy in his first round defeat. Kim, the 2012 Olympic champion in 66kg, beat Bozo Starcevic of Croatia 6-4 in ...

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Park congratulates S. Korea's historic archery sweep in...
Aug 13, 2016
South Korean archers pose for a photo after Ku Bon-chan (second from R) won gold in the men's individual archery competition at the 31st Summer Olympic Games at Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 12, 2016. Ku's victory gave South Korea gold medals in each of the four archery di...