South Korea beat Malaysia 32 to win hockey bronze

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: South Korea won the bronze medal with a 3-2 win over Guangzhou silver-medallists Malaysia, with three of the five goals coming through penalty strokes. Jang Jong-Hyun scored twice for the hosts to finish as the leading scorer of the competition with nine goals. Jang opened the scoring with a penalty corner in the 19th minute and Kim Young-Jin increased the margin with a field goal at the end of the second quarter. Malaysia,... 

South Korea snatch back hockey crown from China

Posted by on Oct 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: Kim Dar-Ae scored the winner as South Korea ended China´s 12-year reign as the Asian Games women´s hockey champions with a 1-0 win in the final on Wednesday. Kim´s decisive goal in the 41st minute handed the Koreans the title they won four times in a row from 1986 to 1998 before China emerged victorious in the last three editions. Cheered by some 1,000 home fans, the Koreans ran into each other´s... 

South Korea win grudge match against Japan

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: South Korea captain Jang Hyun-Soo converted a penalty two minutes from time Sunday to beat arch-rivals Japan and secure a place in the Asian Games semi-finals. Victory over Thailand in the next game could see the South thrown into a final with another rival, North Korea, who must thank Jong In-Gwan for an injury-time goal as they beat United Arab Emirates and reached the last four. Thailand beat Jordan 2-0 while... 

China top North Korea in weightlifting

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: China edged ahead of North Korea at the top of the Asian Games weightlifting medals table Wednesday when world champion Xiang Yanmei comfortably saw off Ryo Un-Hui in the women´s 69kg.Trailing by 3kg after the snatch in yet another battle between the two Asian lifting powers, Xiang was in a league of her own in the clean and jerk, lifting 145kg on her first attempt to secure gold after Ryo could only make... 

South Korea beat China in badminton thriller

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: Veteran comeback kid Lee Hyun-Il sealed victory as South Korea downed badminton giants China Tuesday to take gold in a thrilling five-match men´s team final. China´s world champion Chen Long fell to a storming performance by Son Wan-Ho in the opening match of an intense five-hour battle, which ended with South Korea winning 3-2. But it was former Asian Games men´s team gold medallist Lee, 34, who closed... 

China fight past South Korea for badminton gold

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON: China beat South Korea to take women´s team badminton gold at the Asian Games Monday after a fierce battle which saw Korea´s top seed break down in tears at her defeat. The Chinese favourites, who included the world´s top three singles players, won 3-0 overall in a scoreline which belied the hosts´ brave performances. Distraught star Sung Ji-Hyun could not contain her grief after losing to top seed... 

S Korea fires warning shots after N Korea incursion

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul´s defence ministry said. It was the first such boundary violation in four months, and came ahead of Friday´s opening ceremony of the Asian Games in the South Korean port city of Incheon, in which North Korea is participating. The patrol boat came 0.5 nautical... 

Pakistan lose to North Korea in Asian Games football

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

INCHEON, South Korea: North Korea beat Pakistan 2-0 to record a second straight win that ensures one of the top two places from Group F. Goals either side of half time by So Kyong-Jin and Jong Ing-Wan secured victory against a Pakistan side reduced to 10 men at halftime. So also scored in North Korea´s 3-0 win over China on Monday. Indonesia beat Maldives 4-0 and progressed to the second round after also beating East... 

N Korea sentences American to six years’ hard labour

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea´s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years´ hard labour for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller becomes the second American serving a hard labour prison term in the North amid accusations that Pyongyang is using them to extract political concessions from Washington. The 24-year-old... 

Threatening letter knife sent to S Korea minister

Posted by on Sep 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to “execute” the country´s defence minister, officials said Friday. The letter and a kitchen knife were found by a delivery man last week when he tried to re-pack a torn parcel addressed to Defence Minister Han Min-Koo, the defence ministry said. “Through our investigation, we are trying... 
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