Universiade team pulling in silversSung Min won a silver medal in the men’s 50-meter backstroke at the 23rd Universiade 2005 in Izmir, Turkey, yesterday Korean time, setting a new national record. He finished in 25.59 seconds, breaking the national record he set in the 2003 Universiade in Daegu by 0.33 of a second.
In men’s artistic gymnastics, Kim Dae-eun won a silver medal in the individual event, behind Japan’s Hiroyuki Tomita. A day earlier, he won silver in the men’s team competition alongside Go Jun-woong, Kim Seung-il, Sin Seop and Yoo Won-chul, again behind Japan.
In freestyle wrestling, Kang Sang-woo won a bronze medal in the 74 kilogram (163 pound) category and Koo Tae-hyun won bronze at the 96 kilogram level. The day before, Yoo Hgyun-jin won bronze in the 55 kilogram weight limit after losing in the quarterfinal but defeating another quarterfinal loser.
In fencing, Kim Keum-hwa won silver in the women’s individual sabre in a 9-15 loss to Russia’s Sophia Velikaia. Kim’s medal is considered quiet valuable as there are not many Korean fencers in the sabre event.
In the women’s archery individual recurve, Lee Sung-jin entered the semifinal and is aiming for gold. Hong Sung-chil and Choi Young-kwang will meet in a semifinal in the men’s individual recurve.
by Limb Jae-un