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Bluefangs offense comes alive for win against Jumbos

Daejeon Samsung Bluefangs grabbed a come-back win in a match against Incheon Korean Air Jumbos with the set score of 3-1 on Saturday.

Giving up the first set to the Jumbos, the Bluefangs offensive line came alive in the second set.

The final set was the most nerve-racking as the match went in to a deuce. While the two teams scored back-to-back points, Ryu Yun-sik of the Bluefangs broke the rally by scoring a service point. Leading the set at 28-27, the Bluefangs finished off the game when Gyorgy Grozer blocked a spike by Jumbos Jeong Ji-seok.

Grozer recorded a match-high 38 points and Ryu added 11 points to the board.

Saturday’s victory secured the Bluefangs league ranking at No.3. In the meantime, the No.4 Jumbos continue to struggle as their losing streak extends with 7 losses.


Park takes fourth place in Four Continents tourney

Park So-youn finished fourth in the 2016 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei on Saturday with 178.92 points. Satoko Miyahara of Japan took the gold with 214.91 points followed by Mirai Nagasu of the United States who grabbed silver with 193.86 and Rika Hongo of Japan won the bronze with 181.78.

Although Park fell short of standing on the podium, her performance was significant in that it was her best record since debuting in the senior level. Park previously placed 9th in the same event in 2014. The score of 178.92 is also her personal best, surpassing her previous one at 176.61.

Choi Da-bin and Kim Na-hyun were also ranked among the top 10 at 8th and 9th. This is the first time three South Korean figure skaters have been listed in the top 10 simultaneously.

By Choi Hyung-jo

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