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[Gwangju Universiade] Athletes bag multiple medals, set new world record

At the Gwangju Universiade which closes its 12-day run on July 14, a swimmer claimed four gold medals and an artistic gymnast hauled six medals. In addition, an archer established a new world record, while a female sprinter won both 100m and 200m for the first time in 28 years.Shannon Vree...

Updated : 2015.07.15 11:56

[Gwangju Universiade] Gwangju Universiade confirms sports-advanced Korea: Minister

With the conclusion of the 28th world university games, the Republic of Korea (ROK) became the seventh nation to host a Summer Universiade two times or more since the first edition in Torino, Italy, i...

Updated : 2015.07.15 03:43

[Gwangju Universiade] Athletes touch spectators with indomitable spirit

Some athletes at the Gwangju Universiade have moved spectators and other athletes with their indomitable spirit.They’ve overcome personal obstacles to represent their countries in international sports events -- with diseases, poverty or nationality problems not stopping them from giving s...

Updated : 2015.07.13 20:18

S. Korean Sung Ji-hyun wins gold in badminton women's singles

South Korean badminton player Sung Ji-hyun captured the gold medal in the women's singles at the Universiade on Sunday.Sung defeated Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 2-0 (21-18, 21-19) in a taut final at Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center in Hwasun, South Jeolla Province, just south o...

Updated : 2015.07.12 21:25

Son Yeon-jae gives S. Korea first gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Son Yeon-jae won South Korea's first Universiade title in the individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics on Sunday. Son earned a combined 72.550 points in ball, hoop, clubs and ribbon in Gwangju, the host city some 330 kilometers south of Seoul. Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine won the silver ...

Updated : 2015.07.12 21:21

[Gwangju Universiade] Aspiring flight attendants honor medalists at awards ceremony

Gwangju college students aspiring to be flight attendants are presenting medals to the athletes taking the winning podium at the Gwangju Universiade, demonstrating their commitment to the city that is holding its biggest international sporting event.About 200 students from Kwangju Women’s...

Updated : 2015.07.12 19:58

[Universiade] Top-seeded S. Korean wins gold in men's singles tennis

The top-seeded South Korean Chung Hyeon captured the Universiade gold medal in the men's singles tennis Sunday.Chung defeated No. 2 seed Aslan Karatsev of Russia 2-1 (1-6, 6-2, 6-0) in the final at Yeomju Indoor Tennis Court in Gwangju.This was the second medal at this Universiade for Chun...

Updated : 2015.07.12 16:40

[Gwangju Universiade] Gwangju reshaping itself into ‘hub city of Asian culture’

Gwangju is reshaping itself into the cultural hub of Asia. Korea launched a 5.3 trillion won ($4.8 billion) project -- the single largest cultural project in modern Korean history -- in 2004 to turn the city into a hub by 2023.The state project began with the late President Roh Moo-hyun’s...

Updated : 2015.07.11 21:09

[Universiade] Korea wins team gold in men's 10m air pistol

South Korea won the team gold medal in the men's 10-meter air pistol event at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju on Friday.   Park Dae-hun, Jang Ha-lim and Seo Jin-sung earned a combined 1,722 points at the final held at the Naju Jeollanamdo Shooting Range, near the main host city Gwangju...

Updated : 2015.07.10 11:52

[Gwangju Universiade] ‘Empowering the youth through sports’

Wilfried LemkeThe United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) has a special mission during the Gwangju Universiade.And that is to support the young, especially from developing and underdeveloped countries, to become next-generation leaders and create legacies through ...

Updated : 2015.07.09 20:45

[Gwangju Universiade] Archery, taekwondo put Korea ahead of pack

(Photo by Lee John-hwan)● ArcheryThe Republic of Korea (ROK) took four gold medals in recurve archery on July 8, claiming a total of eight out of 10 archery titles at the Gwangju Universiade.Having c...

Updated : 2015.07.09 20:45

[Universiade] Following strong Universiade, S. Korea eyes Olympic

After sweeping up eight out of 18 gold medals up for grabs in judo at the Summer Universiade, South Korea will look to do an encore at next year's Summer Olympics, the team's head coach said Thursday.Suh Joung-bok oversaw the team that also grabbed five silver and two bronze medals in Gwan...

Updated : 2015.07.09 13:19

[Gwangju Universiade] ‘Gwangju Universiade sets milestone as biggest ever’

The Gwangju Universiade marks the biggest sporting event for college athletes and has drawn the largest number of athletes and officials, said Kim Hwang-sik, co-chairman of the Gwangju Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC).“We set a milestone of hosting the biggest-ever Universiade. Som...

Updated : 2015.07.08 18:52

[Gwangju Universiade] ‘Gwangju Universiade all about uniting young people’

The Gwangju Universiade opening ceremony was designed to unite young people from all over the world and encourage them to work for peace and harmony, said Park Myung-sung, chief director of the event’s opening ceremony.Attended by more than 13,000 university students from 148 countries, t...

Updated : 2015.07.08 18:02

[Gwangju Universiade] Distinguished artists of Gwangju

Gwangju has been called the hometown of art in the Republic of Korea from old times. A number of noted artists, musicians and writers came from Gwangju or settled in the city.Master artist of Korean painting Heo Baek-ryeon, Korea’s western painting pioneer Oh Chi-ho, pansori (Korean music...

Updated : 2015.07.08 17:44