Olympic Update – Day 11

Medal Count

South Korea – South Korea was medalless on Tuesday, leaving its medal count at 6 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze.  A total of 14 medals places South Korea at 11th on the medal standings.

North Korea – North Korea did not win a medal on Tuesday, its total count remaining at 7 with 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.

Breakdown

South Korea – South Korea had yet another horid day in Rio on Tuesday.  Babminton duo Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan lost to a Japanese duo in the semifinals.  Solo female bamintoner Sung Ji-hyun ost to Spain’s Carolina Marlin in the quaterfinals as well, continuing South Korea’s medalless competition in Rio.  South Korea’s women’s volleyball team also lost in the quaterfinals, falling in 4 sets to the Netherlands.  Wrestler Ryu Han-su started the day with a victory over Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz in the Men’s Greco-Roman 66kg 1/8 final.  However, Ryu lost against Migran Arutyunyan of Armenia in the quaterfinals.  He would defeat Egypt’s Adham Ahmed Saleh Khak to advance to the bronze medal match, where he lost to Rasul Chunayev of Azerbaijan.  Koreans are hoping for a brief respite in the coming days, as the last few have been wroght with dashed hopes and falling short after a strong start to the RIo games.

North Korea – North Korea did not compete in any of the Tuesday compitions.  Tomorrow, North Korea will compete in wrestling and women’s diving.

Headlines

Struggles Continue in Wrestling, Badminton; Volleyball Team Eliminated

Badminton Singles Player Unable to Change Mood of the Slumping Team

South Korea in Danger of Missing Gold Medal Target

Greco-Roman Title Hopeful Finishes Out of Medal

Last South Korean Eliminated in Badminton Women’s Singles

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