Incheon is off to a strong start at the 104th National Games as it continues to hunt for gold.
As of 8 p.m. on Thursday, the second day of competition, Incheon has added 12 gold medals to its total of 15 golds, 12 silvers and 20 bronzes for a total of 1,242 points and is in ninth place overall, one spot above its target.
In badminton, Incheon won the gold medal in the women’s collegiate team event with Ko Eun-ah, Kim Ae-lin, Bang Joo-young, Yoon Sun-joo, and Cho Hye-lin (Incheon National University) defeating Busan 3-2, while doubles gold medalists Bang Joo-young and Yoon Sun-joo won a double.
Earlier in the day, roller Nam Jimin (Incheon Sengwago) crossed the finish line in 18:35.268 to become Incheon’s first gold medalist since the Games opened, while billiards pair Lee Dae-gyu and Kwon Ho-joon (Incheon City Sports Association) won gold medals side by side. Lee took first place in the men’s general English Billiards with a 2-0 victory over Jeju, while Kwon won the pocket 10-ball title with a 10-3 victory over Chungbuk.
Two gold medals were also won in the general judo category. Joo Young-seo (Incheon City Hall) won the men’s individual +100 kilograms and Jeong Yerin (Incheon City Hall) won the women’s individual 52 kilograms.
Wrestling was also successful in the gold medal hunt. Lee Yoo-shin and Kwak Hyo-min (Incheon Cheongo) won gold in the men’s high school Greco-Roman 51kg and 55kg categories, respectively. In the modern pentathlon, Kim Seung-jin, Park Woo-jin and Lee Woo-jin (Incheon City Sports Association) teamed up to win gold in the men’s general team event with a total of 3,568 points.
In swimming, Choi Min-seo (Yeonsu District Swimming Federation) won the women’s high school 토토사이트 200-meter backstroke in 2 minutes, 14.31 seconds, while Joo Woo-young (Incheon Cheongo) took first place in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.92 seconds.
In addition, athletes from various sports have joined the medal hunt, including archer Jang Min-hee (Incheon City Hall), who won the gold medal in the women’s 60-meter general category with 351 points.
Incheon, meanwhile, is aiming for 10th place overall with 1,629 athletes competing in 47 events.