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Sports Briefs

July 24,2018
FENCING

Fencing squad picks up gold, bronze in China

Korea picked up gold and bronze medals in the men’s individual sabre at the ongoing fencing world championships in China.

Kim Jung-hwan defeated Eli Dershwitz of the United States 15-11 in the final at the World Fencing Championships in Wuxi on Sunday. Fellow Korean Kim Jun-ho took home bronze.

Kim Jung-hwan, an Olympic team champion in 2012 and individual bronze medalist in 2016, never won an individual world title before. He was a member of the championship team last year in Leipzig, Germany, and had also won a team silver in 2014 and team bronze in 2013.

Kim is also the first Korean fencer in any discipline to win an individual world title since Won Woo-young grabbed the men’s sabre championship in 2010. The two Kims’ showing in the individual event bodes well for Korea’s chances of defending its team sabre title later in the tournament.

In the women’s individual epee, the one other event to be contested Sunday, Choi In-jeong was the only Korean to make it to the round of 16, where she fell to Coraline Vitalis of France 15-14.



ICE HOCKEY

Daemyung Killer Whales sign Alexander Frolov

In their latest major offseason signing, Korean hockey club Daemyung Killer Whales acquired former National Hockey League (NHL) winger Alexander Frolov.

The Killer Whales announced the signing of the two-time 30-goal man for the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. The Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH) team previously signed the reigning league scoring champion Michael Swift and skilled winger Mike Testwuide - both members of the Korean national team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Frolov, a 36-year-old native of Moscow, was a first-round draft pick by the Kings in the 2000 NHL draft.

Yonhap