Daily Archive: August 1, 2021

July exports set fresh high on chips, autos

SEOUL– South Korea’s exports jumped 29.6 percent on-year in July to a record high, extending their gains to a ninth consecutive month as the global economy maintained a recovery, data showed Sunday.Outbound shipments came to US$55.4 billion last month…

Italian Jacobs Takes Surprising Gold in Olympic 100

Marcell Jacobs won the men’s Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the marquee sprint gold to Italy for the first time.Even in a race with no clear favorites, Jacobs was a surprise. He topped America’s Fred Kerl…

South Korea’s july exports set fresh high on chips, autos

South Korea’s exports jumped 29.6 percent on-year in July to a record high, extending their gains to a ninth consecutive month as the global economy maintained a recovery, data showed Sunday, Trend reports citing Yonhap.Outbound shipments came to US$55…

Primer on baseball tournament: how double elimination works

TOKYO– By losing to the United States on Saturday night to finish in second place in its group in the Tokyo Olympic baseball tournament, South Korea set itself up for a potentially thorny path to the final.But how? Well, it’s complicated.Six teams in …

Vice unification minister plans to visit U.S. in September

SEOUL– Vice Unification Minister Choi Young-jun plans to visit the United States next month to coordinate North Korea policy as South Korea seeks dialogue and reconciliation with North Korea after Pyongyang’s restoration of inter-Korean communication …

Moon congratulates women’s sabre fencers on Olympic medal

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory message to the women’s sabre fencing team Sunday for winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.The team of four — Kim Ji-yeon, Yoon Ji-su Choi Soo-yeon and Seo Ji-yeon — defeated Italy in the bro…

Gymnast Yeo Seo-jeong wins bronze medal in women’s vault

TOKYO– Gymnast Yeo Seo-jeong captured the bronze medal in the women’s vault at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first South Korean female gymnast to reach an Olympic podium.Yeo is now the second member of her gymnastics family to win an Olym…

S. Koreans finish well off podium in men’s golf

SAITAMA– South Korean players Im Sung-jae and Kim Si-woo both ended well out of medal contention in the Tokyo Olympic men’s golf tournament on Sunday.Im shot a bogey-free round of three-under 68 on Sunday at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north…