S.Korea Holds Top in Asiad Medals Ranking

      September 22, 2014 12:50

      South Korea has remained at the top of the medals table for two days running in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. As of 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Korea was in the lead with 12 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals.

      China is a close second with 12 gold, nine silver and 11 bronze.

      The first gold medal of the day for South Korea came in shooting. Jin Jong-oh, one of the most successful pistol shooters in the world for a decade with three Olympic gold medals, faltered under pressure, but Kim Cheong-yong (17) magnificently rose to the occasion.

      Kim, Jin, and Lee Dae-myung also won the team competition in the men's 10-m air pistol on Sunday.

      Shooter Kim Cheong-yong (left) receives congratulations from Jin Jong-oh after winning gold in the men's 10-m pistol final at the Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday.

      South Korea also dominated fencing. Jung Jin-sun won men's épée event and Lee Ra-jin the women's sabre on Saturday. Jeon Hee-sook won women's foil and Gu Bon-gil men's sabre on Sunday.

      South Korea won medals in all five weightlifting events on Sunday, and three of them were gold. Kim Jae-bum in men's under-81 kg category, Jung Da-woon in the women's under-63 kg, and Kim Seong-yeon in women's under-70 kg struck gold.

      North Korea won two gold medals in weightlifting on Saturday -- Om Yun-chol won gold in the men's 56 kg and Kim Un-guk in the men's 62 kg, both with new world records.

      North Korea is currently in sixth place in the medals ranking with two gold and three bronze medals.

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