With just two days to go until the closing ceremony of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, South Korean athletes accelerated their gold medal haul. The world’s leading men and women archers swept the recurve team event for the first time in 13 years. The Korean women’s archery team, comprised of Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics University), An An (Gwangju Women’s University) and Choi Mi-sun (Gwangju Bank), defeated China 5-3 (58-58 55-53 55-56 57-54) in the team final on Saturday morning at the Fuyang Throat Sports Center Archery Range in Hangzhou, China .In the afternoon, the men’s archery team of Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), Oh Jin-hyuk (Hyundai Steel) and Kim Jeduk (Yecheon County Office) defeated India 5-1 (60-55 57-57 56-55) in the team final. This is the first time in 13 years that South Korean archery has won the recurve men’s and women’s team events since Guangzhou 2010.Lee Woo-seok and Lee Im-hyun, who won the mixed team event, were both double winners. This brings the number of Korean athletes to 10, including Kim Woo-min (three medals) and Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Province) in swimming management, the trio of Jeong Jung-jin (Cheongju City), Ha Kwang-cheol (Busan City Hall) and Kwak Yong-bin (Chungnam Sports Association) in shooting, Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City) in pentathlon, and Oh Sang-wook (Daejeon Metropolitan City) and Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall) in fencing .Koo Bon-cheol struck the first gold for Korean jiu-jitsu at the Games.oo won the men’s 77-kilogram final with an advantage (4-1) over Bahrain’s Abdullah Munfaredi. Jiu-jitsu became an official sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, where South Korea won one gold and one bronze medal. Joo Sung-hyun won bronze in the men’s 69-kilogram category on Friday, followed by Park Jung-hye in the women’s 52-kilogram category on Saturday, when she defeated teammate Lim Eon-joo (Korea Jiu-Jitsu Association) for bronze, giving Korea one gold and two bronze medals. Rising Korean sport climbing star Lee Do-hyun (Blackyak) finished second in the men’s combined (bouldering-lead) final with a total of 118.7 points (bouldering 64.6 points, lead 54.1 points) to take silver in his first Asian Games .Chun Jong-won (The North Face), the inaugural champion of the event at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, finished fourth with a total of 85.6 points (69.6 bouldering, 16 lead).Weightlifting, which has won only two bronze medals, took its first silver .Yoon Ha-je (Gimhae City Hall) finished second in the women’s 87kg weightlifting competition with a lift of 107kg, a snatch of 145kg and a total of 252kg.Jung Aram (Incheon City Hall) took third place with a total of 245 kg (106 kg in the snatch and 139 kg in the jerk).Korean badminton standout Ahn Se-young and the Korean baseball team secured silver medals. Ahn defeated China’s He Bingjiao, ranked fifth in the world, 2-0 (21-10 21-13) in the women’s singles quarterfinals, becoming the first Korean to reach the final in 29 years since Hwang Soo-hyun won the event in 1994 in Hiroshima .Ahn, who has already won one gold medal with a dominant win over China in the team final, will look to add a second in the final at 3 p.m. Men’s badminton’s Choi Sol-gyu (Yonex) and Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) also defeated world No. 12 Lee Yang and Wang Ji-lin (Chinese Taipei) 2-0 (21-12 21-10) in the quarterfinals, becoming the first Korean pair to reach the final in nine years. Women’s doubles Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) fell 1-2 (21-16 9-21 12-21) to world No. 1 Chen Qingcheng and Zhai Fan (CHN) in the quarterfinals, while mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yu-jung (Incheon International Airport) came from behind to defeat Zheng Tsuwei and Huang Ya-chung (CHN) 1-2 (21-13 15-21 16-21) to add to their two bronze medals. The Korean baseball team pounded out two home runs and 16 hits in the second game of the Super Round to defeat China 8-1 and advance to the final, where they will face Chinese Taipei at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The men’s hockey team defeated China 2-1 in the third-place game to return to the podium nine years after winning bronze at the 2014 Incheon Games Notably, Korean hockey is the only one of the country’s team ball sports (baseball/softball/soccer/basketball/volleyball/handball/hockey) where both men and women have won medals, including the women’s hockey team, which will play China for gold on Sunday. South Korea won 36 gold, 49 silver 스포츠토토 and 84 bronze medals to finish third overall, behind Japan with 46 gold.

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