Unified Korea Earns First #AsianGames2018 Medal
The Unified Korea team wins their first Asian Games bronze medal in Women’s 200m Canoe Sprint.
Congratulations, Unified Korea!
The Unified Korean women’s Canoe Sprint team won their first Bronze medal in the 200m group category on August 25 at Jakabaring Sports City Center, Palembang. The Unified Korea Canoe Sprint team, comprising of five South Korean and seven North Korean athletes, finished third, milliseconds short of second place Indonesia and the gold medalist team, China.
The historic Bronze medal contributed as the Unified Korean team’s first ever medal in the international sports event.
Aside from Canoe, North and South Korean athletes will compete together in the Basketball and Rowing games.
Previously, the Unified Korean team became a topic of International attention for walking the march at the Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony on August 18.
Currently, South Korea ranks third with 24 gold medals in the medal count. And the North Korean team ranks sixth right behind Indonesia. Schedules and results of the Asian Games 2018 can be seen through the sports event’s official results website.