S.Korea Loses Lead in Asiad Medal Rankings

      September 23, 2014 09:22

      South Korean judoka Jeong Gyeong-mi won a gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday in the under-78 kg category by defeating North Korea's Sol Kyong. It was the second straight gold for Korean women's judo.

      Judoka Jeong Gyeong-mi reacts after winning gold at the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

      South Korea's female pistol shooters also won a team title, defeating the Chinese squad by just one point.

      In the women's épée, Shin A-lam, who lost against Germany's Britta Heidemann due to a hugely controversial timekeeping glitch at the London Olympics in 2012, once again missed out on the gold medal, losing out to Sun Yujie of China. Heo Jun also had to settle for silver in the men's foil after being defeated by China's Ma Jianfei in the final.

      South Korea held the top in medal rankings during the first two days of the games but now stands at No. 2 with 14 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals.

      China has taken the lead with 26 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals, and Japan is closely behind South Korea with 13 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze.

      North Korea has climbed to No. 5 with three gold, three silver and four bronze after lifter Ri Jong-hwa seized gold in the women's 58 kg class.

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