August 19, 2004 13:55
South Korean Olympic teams performed well on day five, earning medals in various sports categories.
The highlight of the day was the two Korean women archers, each grabbing a medal and standing side-by-side on the victory podium.
South Korea is adding more medals to its tally. On day five of the Summer Olympic Games, Korean national teams have attained a total of six medals.
In women's individual archery, Park Sung-hyun won a gold medal against compatriot Lee Sung-jin who took the silver.
Both athletes were facing off at the finals, where Park narrowly beat Lee by two points.
"I couldn't believe it at first. But now, I'm so happy."
"Mom, dad, I won a silver. I will keep on doing my best. I love you."
Yun Mi-jin, the one many expected to take home the gold, lost to Taiwanese Yuan Shu Chi, 105-to-107 at the quarterfinals. But Yun will be with Park and Lee to compete for the gold in the women's team archery tournament this Friday.
Korea has been dominant in the archery category since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, marking six straight Olympic years of holding the top position in the sport.
In men's all-around gymnastics Kim Dae-eun and Yang Tae-young each proudly grabbed silver and a bronze.
In the men's 69-kilogram weightlifting Lee Bae-young grabbed the silver medal for South Korea in weightlifting for the first time since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
"I'm so glad to win a silver. I wanted to lift the 195Kg but it's okay."
In women's double trap shooting, Lee Bo-na secured silver. Rhode Kimberly of the United States defeated Lee merely by one point.
Lee's silver win marks the second medal following a bronze in the women's trap shooting competition from earlier this week.
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