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RUGBY

Hyundai Glovis’ new rugby team to play at Namdong

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics affiliate of Korea’s second-largest conglomerate, Hyundai Motor Group, said on Tuesday that it is creating a rugby team.

After Samsung Heavy Industries disbanded its rugby team earlier this year, there are only two rugby teams run by companies: Kepco and Posco Engineering & Construction.

The Hyundai Glovis rugby team appointed the company’s chief financial officer, Han Yong-bin, as their general manager, while former Korea national team coach Jung Sam-young is named as the new coach.

The team will use Namdong Asiad Rugby Stadium in Incheon as their home ground.



HANDBALL

Russia knocks Korea out of World championships

Korea was eliminated from the knockout stage of the World Handball Championships on Tuesday (Korean time) after losing to Russia.

At the Round of 16 match held at Sydbank Arena in Kolding, Denmark, Korea was defeated by world No. 2 Russia 30-25. This eliminated Korea from the Round of 16 for the three consecutive Worlds, which are held biannually.

Korea reached the knockout stage after finishing fourth in Group C with two wins, two draws and one loss, while Russia was the first in Group D without a loss.



SPEED SKATING

Lee home with gold, silver and bronze under her belt

Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa arrived at home on Tuesday after competing at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup series.

Lee, a two-time Olympic champion in the women’s 500-meter race, played four events in Canada, the United States, Germany and Netherlands. She won four golds, two silvers and one bronze medal in the four events.

The 26-year-old said she will compete in local championships that start next Tuesday before competing in the season’s fifth World Cup event in Norway in January.

By Joo Kyung-don



GOLF

Captain picks China’s Wu Ashun to join Asia team

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Jeev Milkha Singh has included China’s Wu Ashun as one of his captain’s picks to join Thongchai Jaidee and Anirban Lahiri in the Asia team for the EurAsia Cup next month.

Lahiri and Thongchai were among the automatic qualifiers from the Asian Tour, while Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Shingo Katayama, Kim Kyung-tae and An Byeong-hun made the team based on world golf rankings.

Singh also chose Wu, who won the European Tour’s Volvo Open on home soil in April, Nicholas Fung of Malaysia, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand and South Korea’s Wang Jeung-hun to take on the Darren Clarke-led Europe team at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from Jan. 15. AP
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