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Paragliders take home two more medals, totalling four

Korea collected two medals in paragliding at the 18th Asian Games on Thursday, raising its total in the sport to four.

Lee Da-gyeom won silver in the women’s individual accuracy event with 98 points at Gunung Mas Puncak in West Java, west of Jakarta.

Paragliding is being contested at the Asian Games for the first time this year. Gliders are awarded points based on their proximity to the designated landing spot, and the lower score means the athlete was closer to the target.

Nunnapat Phuchong of Thailand won the gold with 77 points.

In the individual event, gliders flew 10 times and their nine best scores were added for the final points.

In the men’s individual accuracy event, Lee Chul-soo won bronze for Korea with 128 points. Jafro Megawanto of Indonesia ran away with gold at 27 points.

Earlier, Korea won silver in the men’s team accuracy and bronze in the women’s team accuracy. Lee Da-gyeom and Lee Chul-soo were both members of those teams.


Rowers pick up three silvers and a bronze on Thursday

Korea won three silver medals and one bronze medal in rowing events at the 18th Asian Games on Thursday.

Kim Dong-yong opened the medal run by grabbing a silver in the men’s single sculls after finishing the 2,000-meter race at Jakabaring Sport City Rowing & Canoeing Regatta Course in Palembang, Indonesia, with a time of 7 minutes, 30.86 seconds. He was behind Zhang Liang of China, who clocked 7:25.36.

This was Kim’s second straight silver in the men’s single sculls at the Asian Games.

The Korean pair of Kim Ye-ji and Kim Seul-gi then took silver in the women’s double sculls with a time of 7:34.73. They finished behind the Chinese team of Jiang Yan and Li Jinjing, who finished atop at 7:33.55.

Kim Ye-ji took gold in the women’s single sculls at the Incheon Asian Games, while Kim Seul-gi claimed silver in the quadruple sculls four years ago.

Another silver came from Jeon Seo-yeong and Kim Seo-hee, who competed in the women’s pair.

Korea also collected a bronze in the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls.

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