Jin sets world record in 10-meter air pistol
Jin Jong-oh set a world record in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon en route to delivering Korea’s first gold medal of the competition.
Jin, who is ranked No.1 in the men’s 10-meter air pistol, scored 206 points in the final, beating Myanmar’s Naung Ye Tun, who had 201.
Jin shattered the previous record of 202.8 points set by Hoang Xuan Vinh of Vietnam last year.
The five-time Olympic medalist is the first shooter to have world records in both 10-meter and 50-meter air pistol.
Kim Hak-man won silver in the men’s 50-meter rifle prone event with 206.6 points. American Matthew Emmons took the gold with 208.3 points.
Despite their performances, both Jin and Kim will have to go through the national team selection trials next year to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro because Olympic spots are given only to countries, not individuals.
Son notches his
11th Bundesliga goal
Leverkusen’s Korean forward, Son Heung-min, scored his 17th goal of the season in a 3-2 victory against Mainz in the German Bundesliga.
In the 28th game of the season Saturday at Coface Arena in Mainz, Son delivered the match opener in the 15th minute with a left foot volley.
It was Son’s 11th league goal. Including one goal in DFB Pokal and five in the UEFA Champions League, he has scored 17 goals this season. Son hadn’t scored a goal in the Bundesliga since March 9 against SC Padeborn.
Meanwhile, Korean attacking midfielder Koo Ja-cheol of Mainz netted two goals through penalty in the 78th and 90th minutes. Koo has six goals this season.
Kim Bo-kyung takes KLPGA Lotte Mart title
Kim Bo-kyung won the KLPGA Tour’s Korea opener, the Lotte Mart Women’s Open at the Lotte Sky Hill Country Club in Seogwipoi, Jeju, on Sunday with a 9-under 279. Lee Jeong-eun and Kim Hye-youn tied for second at 282.
It was Kim’s fourth KLPGA Tour victory since she debuted in 2005.
Super rookie Kim Hyo-joo withdrew from the event after 11th hole in the final round.
According to organizers, she withdrew due to fatigue.