Korea in 1st Place as Universiade Ends

      July 14, 2015 12:21

      The Summer Universiade in Gwangju ends Tuesday after 12 days of intense competitions. A total of 13,000 athletes from 148 countries competed in 21 disciplines.

      Korea came top for the first time with 47 gold, 32 silver and 29 bronze medals.

      Korea won three more gold medals on Monday with gymnast Son Yeon-jae winning two gold medals and the men's taekwondo team taking one gold medal in the sparring event.

      Helpers prepare for an awards ceremony during the Summer Universiade in Gwangju on Monday.

      Russia came second with 34 gold, 39 silver and 49 bronze medals, and China third with 34 gold, 22 silver and 16 bronze medals.

      The closing ceremony will start at the main stadium in Gwangju at 7 p.m. and will feature performances by K-pop stars including EXID and Shinee.

      The next summer Universiade takes place in Taipei, Taiwan in 2017.

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