Korea Defends Women's Handball Title at Asian Games

Korea Defends Women's Handball Title at Asian Games

South Korean law states that all men must complete 21 months of military service before they reach the age of 28, but those who win a medal at the Olympics or win gold at the Asian Games are exempt from this service.

Son took leave from the Premier League to join the South Korea squad in Indonesia in pursuit of an Asian Games title.

Now Park and his players stand in the way of Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and his Korean teammates.

'I don't think I need to say anything, ' said Son, refusing to be drawn on the subject.

"My wish is for PSC to focus on developing our national team and national pool because I know we can do better than what we have achieve this time".

There were nine finals in track and field on Wednesday, and China picked up the first two in the walks. World Cup bronze medalist Keyaki Ike won the men's street final.

China's Wang Kaihua and Jin Xiangqian grabbed gold and bronze medals in the men's race while Japan's Toshikazu Yamanishi finished second.

After 352 finals, China had an nearly insurmountable lead in the medal standings with 101 golds and 217 overall.

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Vietnam enjoyed an historic 1-0 win against Syria in their quarterfinal on Monday, while South Korea beat Uzbekistan in a 4-3 thriller.

At the Asian Games in Indonesia, another under-23 tournament, Vietnam's so-called "Golden Stars" have reached the last four - and fans at home are getting excited.

"It's a final", said Son after the Koreans defeated Vietnam 3-1 to advance to the final on Wednesday.

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The gold medals were in the grasp of the both the Indian teams, but if a stroke of bad luck denied the men a chance of a top-place finish, the women blew it off in their final shots. And so Son is attempting to win the Asian Games to avoid this.

South Korea will play back-to-back day games as it will face Japan on Thursday and then China on Friday.

After the game, Park was philosophical.

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