Korea Defends Women's Handball Title at Asian Games

Sep 03, 2018, 05:14
Korea Defends Women's Handball Title at Asian Games

South Korea's captain Son Heung-min has said that neither he nor his team-mates are feeling any pressure ahead of the Asian Games football final, after they beat Vietnam 3-1 in the semi-finals yesterday.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has moved one step closer to securing his exemption from military duty.

South Korean law requires men between the age of 18 and 35 to perform two years of military service.

Meanwhile, South Korea won the silver medal in the men's team table tennis event, losing three-nil to China in the final.

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Culture ministers from South Korea, China and Japan began a three-day annual meeting in Harbin, China, aimed at sharing culture and promoting peace in the region.

Supporters of Vietnam soccer team wave their national flags prior to the men's semifinal soccer match between Vietnam and South Korea at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

But the quality of Korea's build-up play, driven on by Son who grabbed an assist as the creative fulcrum of his side once again, paired with the sharp-shooting of the free-scoring Hwang Ui-jo, who grabbed his ninth goal of the competition, proved the difference.

Medals were also awarded for the first time today in soft tennis with South Korea's Kim Jinwoong beating Indonesia's Alexander Elbert Sie 4-2 in the men's singles final and Japan's Noa Takahashi edging Chinese Taipei's Cheng Chuling 4-3 in the women's singles final.

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However, just one more game now stands between him and exemption.

Park's success with Vietnam sparked similar scenes in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere after he took the national team to the final of Asia's under-23 championship in January. In 2002 in particular, the Koreans brushed off Iran in straight sets to celebrate their second Asian Games title at home.

Japan and the UAE were playing later Wednesday.

The Philippines has surpassed the country's total medal tally in the Incheon Asian Games as Almohaidib Abad delivered another bronze medal in Jakarta.

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