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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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...