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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 ...


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...


S. Korean Ku Bon-chan wins archery gold
Aug 13, 2016
South Korean archer Ku Bon-chan captured gold in the men's individual event at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday. Ku defeated Jean-Charles Valladont of France 7-3 (30-28, 28-26, 29-29, 28-29, 27-26). Archers take three arrows in each set. A set victory is worth two points, a...


Chang Hyejin secures gold, ending 4-year wait
Aug 12, 2016
Chang Hyejin celebrates victory with the Korean national flag, the Taegeukgi, after winning the women’s archery individual event at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games on Aug. 11. Four years have passed. Chang Hyejin smiled brightly as she finally stood atop the podium after the wo...


Weightlifting couple's unending challenges
Aug 12, 2016
On Aug. 8, weightlifter Yoon Jin Hee snatches 88 kilograms at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the women's 53-kilogram category. Yoon won bronze in her weight class. "I hope my husband performs even better than I have in his event." So said weightlifter Yoon Jin Hee in an int...


North, South selfie touches world
Aug 12, 2016
The BBC reports that, 'North and South Korean gymnasts at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shown the world a brief moment of unity, in the form of a selfie,' in its Aug. 9 article titled 'North and South Korean gymnasts pose for Olympic selfie.' On Aug. 7, two athletes were spott...


S. Korean coach says 1st goal crucial vs. Honduras in m...
Aug 12, 2016
Scoring the first goal will be the key for South Korea against Honduras in the Olympic men's football quarters, the team's coach said Thursday. South Korea and Honduras will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, some 340 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro, for a ...


Team Korea seizes Olympic gold
Aug 11, 2016
South Korean pistol shooter Jin Jongoh kisses his gold medal after winning the men’s 50-meter pistol finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The nation has had some sleepless nights these past few days. Past midnight on Aug. 11 here at home, good news came from Rio de Janeir...


S. Korean Kim Jung-hwan wins fencing bronze
Aug 11, 2016
South Korean fencer Kim Jung-hwan captured bronze in the men's individual sabre at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday. Kim defeated Mojtaba Abedini of Iran 15-8 in the bronze medal bout at Caroica Arena 3. Kim had gone 4-1 against Abedini in five previous meetings.The victo...


S. Korean Gwak Dong-han wins bronze in men's judo
Aug 11, 2016
South Korean judoka Gwak Dong-hwan took the bronze medal in the men's -90kg at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Wednesday. Gwak defeated Marcus Nyman of Sweden in the bronze medal contest at Carioca Arena 2, earning South Korea's third medal in judo here.Earlier, Gwak lost to Varlam L...