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Sports Briefs

Aug 22,2018
WUSHU

Cho Seung-jae wins silver in daoshu/gunshu in Indonesia

Korean wushu practitioner Cho Seung-jae won silver in the men’s daoshu/gunshu competition at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Tuesday.

Cho finished second with a combined score of 19.45 following his performances in daoshu and gunshu. Wu Zhaohua of China won gold at 19.52, followed by Achmad Hulaefi of Indonesia at 19.41.

Cho earned 9.72 points in his daoshu performance at Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta on Monday. Daoshu is a wushu taolu in which the practitioner uses a sword as the main weapon of the routine.

For the gunshu event, in which the participant performs with a stick, the 27-year-old earned 9.73 points. This was Korea’s first medal in wushu at Jakarta Palembang 2018.



SHOOTING

Jin Jong-oh off target in men’s 10-meter air pistol

Veteran Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh failed to medal in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

Jin finished fifth among eight shooters in the men’s 10-meter air pistol final with a score of 178.4 points at Jakabaring Sport City (JSC) Shooting Range in Palembang, the co-host city of the Asian Games with Jakarta.

The 38-year-old entered a shoot-off with Wu Jiayu after 18 shots as the two were tied at 178.4. But Jin failed to overcome the Chinese shooter and faced elimination. Jin’s teammate Lee Dae-myung finished sixth with 156.4.

Jin is one of the most decorated shooters in history. He is the only Olympic shooter with four individual gold medals, and three of them have come from the 50-meter pistol. He’d never won an individual title at four previous Asian Games, but he earned three team gold medals.

The 50-meter pistol isn’t part of the shooting competition here, leaving the 10-meter air pistol as Jin’s main event.

Yonhap