Category: Games

S. Korea defends gold in men’s team sabre fencing

CHIBA, Japan– South Korea captured its second straight gold medal in the men’s team sabre fencing on Wednesday, joining a short list of fencing powerhouses with multiple Olympic titles in the discipline.The team of Kim Jung-hwan, Gu Bon-gil, Oh Sang-u…

Lee Ju-ho breaks S. Korean record in men’s 200m backstroke

TOKYO– South Korean swimmer Lee Ju-ho set a national record in the men’s 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, the second swimming national mark to fall on this day.Lee finished his heat in 1:56.77 at Tokyo Aquatics Centre to qualify for…

‘Avengers’ of S. Korean fencing team up to win ultimate prize

CHIBA, Japan– They walked into the arena to the theme music of “Star Wars” blaring through the speakers. And the South Korean fencers collectively called “The Avengers” used their swords to conquer the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.They may not have sup…

Moon sends congratulatory letters to 4 Olympic medalists

President Moon Jae-in sent letters to the four South Korean athletes who have earned medals at the Tokyo Olympics, congratulating them on their victories, his office said Sunday.The letters were each sent to archers Kim Je-deok and An san, who have won…

Relief cash handouts eyed in late Aug. but may be delayed

SEOUL– South Korea said Monday it seeks to provide pandemic emergency funds to most of its citizens next month, but the timing could be flexible depending on the virus situation.The government plans to provide stimulus checks of 11 trillion won (US$9….