Choi lifts gold medal
at World Cup in Mexico
World No. 1 Choi Mi-sun won the gold medal in women’s recurve at the 2015 Archery World Cup in Mexico City on Sunday (Korean time).
Choi, 19, beat India’s Deepika Kumari 6-4 in set points to win the gold medal.
In the men’s competition, world champion Kim Woo-jin settled for bronze after beating the United States’ Collin Klimitchek. Kim, who is also No. 1 in world rankings, lost to France’s Jean-Charles Valladont in the semifinals.
In mixed doubles, where Choi and Kim were partners, Korea beat Mexico 6-2 to win the gold medal.
Top duo pick up fourth title with French Open success
The world’s top men’s badminton duo Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeong-seon won the French Open on Sunday (Korean time) to continue their rally.
At the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, Lee and Yoo beat Denmark’s Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding 2-0 (21-14 21-19) to win the men’s double. This was the Korean duo’s fourth consecutive title, following previous wins at the Japan Open, the Korea Open and the Denmark Open.
In the mixed doubles, Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na won the gold medal by beating Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto 2-1 (21-10 15-21 21-19).
Yeo set to move into new job as secretary general
Yeo Hyung-ku, former vice minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, is set to be the new secretary general of the organizing committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.
The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (Pocog), said on Monday that Pocog President Cho Yang-ho will soon request the appointment of Yeo in the general assembly meeting.
Yeo, who turns 56 on Wednesday, resigned as vice minister on Saturday.