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S. Korea advances to knockout stage despite defeat against Colombia
South Korea advanced to the 16th round in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup despite a defeat against host nation Colombia in its last Group A match, Saturday (KST).
Bolt to challenge dominance at worlds
Later this month, over 2,000 athletes will head to the world championships to compete in 47 events. Though about 8 billion people are expected to watch the test of physical strength, agility and speed, it is expected that most athletics fans will tune in to watch the main feature attraction, Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.
KBO to avoid double headers, Monday games
There have been lots of postponed games in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) due largely to the recent torrential rains. But the league is hoping not to overload the schedule in order to make up the lost games.
Koo named KBO president
Koo Bon-neung, the chairman of Heesung Group, was appointed the 19th president of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Tuesday.
Kim named 8th highest paid female athlete
Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-na has been ranked eighth among the top 10 highest paid woman athletes in the world, Tuesday (KST). Forbes magazine announced that the Vancouver Olympic gold medalist earned about $10 million last year, to rank eighth while Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova maintained the top spot for a seventh consecutive year by earning $25 million.
Marathoner Ji cut from team before championships
Korea’s top marathon runner Ji Young-jun has been forced to pull out of the IAAF World Championships due to a thigh injury. The Guangzhou Asian Games gold medalist had been one of the nation’s top hopes of earning a medal at the upcoming world athletics meet that will be held from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 in Daegu, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
Giants, Twins battling for 4th postseason spot
The Lotte Giants, the most popular team in the Korea Baseball Organization, finally had its fans smiling Sunday.
Lee leads after 1st round of British Open
Lee Mee-na was leading Korea’s hopes to collect the nation’s 100th LPGA Tour victory after the first round of the Women’s British Open, Friday (KST).
Choi reaches final in 200m breaststroke
Choi Kyu-woong reached the final round in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke in the FINA World Championshops in Shanghai, Thursday.
Park impresses, but still has a lot to do
The FINA World Championships in Shanghai are still ongoing but for Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan, they are over.
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