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Rio 2016: Korea’s badminton stars crash out in QF of men’s doubles

Rio 2016: Korea’s badminton stars crash out in QF of men’s doubles


Time now to turn our focus to the latest from
the 2016 Olympics in Rio… Day 10 was a rollercoaster ride of emotions
for Korea’s badminton stars. The men stumbled,.. but the women’s pair made
it to the semis,… where they can secure themselves at least a bronze medal with a
victory. Our Lee Un-shin has a run-down on that…
and the rest of the day’s action. Monday was a bit of a bumpy day for Team Korea
in Rio, as the nation saw some disappointing results in badminton, an event from which
the nation had high medal hopes. In the men’s doubles, the top ranked team
of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong suffered a shock defeat in the quarter-finals. It was a truly unexpected 2-set to 1 loss
against the 12th-ranked Malaysian duo. The other Korean pair,… third-ranked Kim
Sa-rang and Kim Gi-jung ,… also crashed out in the round of 16 to China. In the women’s doubles badminton however,
Team Korea secured a semi-final berth. Beating a duo from the Netherlands two sets
to one,.. Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan, are set to face off against Japan in the semi. In the mean time, North Korean gymnast Ri
Se-gwang won gold in the men’s vault,… adding a second gold to North Korea’s medal tally
in Rio. The two-time world champion scored an average
of 15-point-6-9-1 points after two attempts, and was awarded the gold by Chang Ung , who
is the only North Korean member of the International Olympic Committee. And finally, with three Olympic golds already
in the bag after some dazzling moves on the mat,… American gymnast Simone Biles snagged yet
another medal on Monday. Though the 19-year-old was eyeing her 4th
gold, during her routine, she slipped while making front flips and grabbed the beam to
re-balance herself,… which meant she only landed the bronze. Crushing dreams while giving hope to others,… Day 10 of the Rio Olympics had lots of thrills
and spills,… an unpredictability that’s likely to continue for the rest of Games. Lee Un-shin, Arirang News.

Comments (3)

  1. it not CHINESE duo. its MALAYSIAN duo

  2. not Chinese but Malaysian -'-

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