Taiwan's Wang stops South Korea's taekwondo gold-medal sweep
Taiwan's Wang I-Hsien stopped a South Korean gold-medal sweep on the final day of the taekwondo competition at the Asian Games.india Updated: Oct 13, 2002 18:11 IST
Taiwan's Wang I-Hsien stopped a South Korean gold-medal sweep on the final day of the taekwondo competition at the Asian Games here Sunday.
Wang, 21, who won the 2000 Asian taekwondo tournament in Hong Kong, battled evenly with Youn Hyun-Jung to finish level with four points each in the women's over-72 kilogram heavyweight final.
But she was declared the winner by the referee's decision.
South Korea, however, added three more titles and finished the competition with 12 golds, against three for Taiwan and one for Iran.
Yun Sung-Hee, the 2001 World Cup winner, beat Taiwan's Tseng Pei-Hua in the women's 59-kilogram featherweight final.
In another South Korea-Taiwan showdown in the men's 67-kilogram featherweight, another 2001 World Cup champion Nam Yeon-Sik beat Sung Yu-Chi.
Moon Dae-Sung overwhelmed Vietnam's Nguyen Van Hung to clinch the men's over-84 kilogram heavyweight title.
First Published: Oct 13, 2002 18:11 IST