Olympic Update – Day 13

First, I misspoke about the North Korean diver yesterday.  She did not qualify to compete in the semifinals.

Medal Count

South Korea – South Korea picked up 2 bronze medals on Thursday, bringing its count to 7 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze.  The 18 total places South Korea in 11th place.

North Korea – North Korea did not win a medal Thursday and its current count stands at 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.

Breakdown

South Korea – South Korea’s first medal from the women’s badminton competition, where duo Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan defeated China’s Tang Yuanting and u Yang for the bronze medal.  Korea’s other medal came from the men’s -68kg taekwondo match.  Lee Dae-hoon started the day with a victory against Central African Republic’s David Sylvere Patrick Boui (again, apologize if I have mis-ordered the name) in the round of 16.  Lee lost to Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan in the quarterfinals.  He made it to the bronze medal match with a victory over Egypt’s Ghofran Ahmed.  In the bronze medal match, Lee defeated Jaouad Achab of Belgium 11-7 to take home the medal.  South Korea’s women’s golfers played very in round two.  Park In-bee carded a second round 66 placing her atop the leaderboard with a two round total of 10 under par.  Her teammate Chun In-gee also carded a 66 and sits in a tie for 8th with a two round total of 6 under par.  Korea’s low player in round two was Yang Hee-young who carded a 65 and sits in a tie for 17th place at 4 under par.  The high player for South Korea in round 2, Kim Sei-young shot a 73 and sits at 3 under par in a tie for 22nd place.

North Korea – North Kore had only one athlete compete on Thursday, wrestler Jong Myong-suk in the women’s freestyle 53kg competition.  She defeated Canada’s Jillian Alice Gallys to qualify and then Bedhia Gun of Turkey to make it to the quarterfinals.  However, the quarterfinals would start the difficulties for Jong.  A loss to American Helen Louise Maroulis would send her to the repechage, but with hopes a bronze medal.  In repechage round 2, Jong Myong-suk lost to China’s Zhong Xuechun, eliminating her from the competition.  North Korea will have a very small schedule for the rest of the of the games.

Headlines

South Korea Gains Bronze in Badminton, Taekwondo

South Korean Lee Dae-hoon Wins Bronze

Two Eagles Propel South Korean Golfer Up Rio Leaderboard

South Korean Park In-bee Leads Women’s Golf at Halfway Point

Badminton Star Hints at Retirement From National Team

 

 

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