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S. Korea wins women’s handball gold for 7th time

By Yonhap

Published : Aug. 30, 2018 - 21:43

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South Korea captured its seventh Asian Games gold medal in women’s handball on Thursday.

South Korea defeated China 29-23 in the gold medal game at the 18th Asiad at GOR Popki Cibubur in Jakarta.

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The women‘s handball has been contested at Asian Games since 1990 and South Korea has missed the top of the podium just once -- in 2010.

South Korea defeated China 33-24 on Aug. 21 in a preliminary match. South Korea opened up an 8-1 lead early and cruised to the gold. (Yonhap)