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Men's football team reaches final and Judo opens with 2 gold medals

Arirang News
Arirang News
Let's give you the latest from Jakarta and Palembang -- the host cities for the 2018 Asian Games.
South Korea is likely to fall short of its bid to finish second in the medal table,... standing more than ten golds behind second-place Japan with just a few days of action to go.
But on Wednesday,... most of the focus was on the football pitch as South Korea took on Vietnam in the semifinal.
Won Jung-hwan has more.

South Korea secured a spot in the Asian Games men's football final on Wednesday evening with a 3-1 win over Vietnam.
Lee Seung-woo scored twice and the country's new goal machine Hwang Ui-jo hit the back of the net again, bringing his goal tally in Indonesia to nine.
The victory means Vietnam, led by South Korean-born head coach Park Hang-seo, will play for the bronze medal against the UAE.
The semifinal results set up a dream final between two archrivals: South Korea and Japan.
The final kicks off on Saturday at 8:30PM, Korea time.

Meanwhile, on the first day of the judo competition, South Korea won medals in all four weight categories.
Jeong Bo-kyeong got the ball rolling by winning the first judo final in Jakarta, capturing the women's under-48kg title over Ami Kondo of Japan.
Lee Ha-rim and Park Da-sol followed it up by grabbing a bronze and silver medal respectively in their categories.
Then An Ba-ul put the finishing touch on the day by winning gold in the men's under-66kg category.
With three days of judo remaining,… South Korea is expected to surpass the five gold medals it won in the discipline in Incheon four years ago.

Golden news also came from cycling.
Park Sang-hoon was crowned the men's individual pursuit champion.
Park did it in style,... setting a new Asian record in the qualifying stage,... before clinching the gold by overlapping his opponent in the final with four laps remaining in the 16-lap race.

Over in the co-host city of Palembang, Kim Jin-woong won the men's singles title in soft tennis.
Kim defeated teammate Kim Dong-hoon in the semifinal and then overcame his Indonesian opponent in the final.

In paragliding, South Korea topped the women's team cross country track 5 event to claim their first gold medal over Japan.
Paragliding became an official medal sport for the first time at this year's Asian Games.
So far,... South Korea has collected five medals in the sport.
Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News.

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