Olympic Update – Day 6

Medal Count

South Korea – South Korea won two archery medals on Thursday in individual events, bringing its total medal count to 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze.  South Korea currently sits at 5th place with an overall 11 medals.

North Korea – North Korea left Thursday without winning a medal, leaving its current count at 4 medals overal, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

Breakdown

South Korea – The South Korean athletes had a huge day in archery today, with Ki Bo-bae looking to make history.  However, she Ki Bo-bae was defeated by teammate Chang Hae-jin in the semifinals and would settle for bronze.  If she had won gold, Kim would have been the first archer to win two gold medals in back to back Olympics.  Chang Hae-jin would go on to win gold in women’s indiviudal archery.  South Korea will look to further its dominace on the archery range with two men – Ku Bo-chan and Lee Seung-yun – making it to the round of 16 in individual archery contests.  Outside of the archery drama, Korea continued its judo drought, with judoian Cho Gu-ham losing in the round of 16 in the men’s 100kg.  Fencing also saw disappointment for Korea.  The women’s epee team lost to Estonia in their first match of the day, finishing 6th place overall.  Finally, in round one of the men’s Olympic Golf Tournament, An Byeong-hun, the Europena Rookie of the year, carded a 3 under par 68 while Wang Jeung-hun carded a 1 under 70 and is tied for 17th.

North Korea – North Korea had a very dissappointing, yet not so eventful day in Rio on Thursday.  In women’s 78kg Judo, Sol Kang was defeated in her round of 16 match by France’s Audrey Tcheumeo.  In its only other event Thursday, North Korean archer Kang Un-ju was defeated by South Korean archer Chang Hae-jin in round of 8.  Tommorow North Korea’s women’s Tabel Tennis team will take on Australia, as other athletes will compete in women’s 75kg weightlifting.

Headlines

South Korean Chang Hae-jin Wins Archery Gold

South Korean Men in Solid Posistions After Round 1 of Golf

Short of Making History, Archer still Pleased with Bronze

North Korean Om Yun-chol May have Falsified Age

Mother Nature Claims South Korean Victims in Women’s Archery

 

 

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