South Korea Wins 4 Medals in Judo at the Asian Games on Opening of Competition

Hyo Jin Lee, Aug. 30, 2018, 7:46 a.m.


Korea won four medals in four weight divisions on the first day of the judo competition at the Asian Games in Indonesia on Wednesday. The Korean judoka got off to a good start, winning two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. 

Jeong Bo-kyeong captured the women's under-48 kg title, defeating Japan's Ami Kondo, while An Ba-ul, ranked No. 7 in the world, beat Joshiro Maruyama of Japan in the men's under-66 kg final to add gold for Korea. Both were Olympic silver medalists at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Park Da-sol grabbed a silver medal in the women's under-52 kg, losing to Natsumi Tsunoda of Japan in the final. Lee Ha-rim won a bronze medal against Shang Yi of China in the men's under-60 kg event. 

 

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