Asian Games: S. Korea wins first gold in Incheon Asiad in wushu

Asian Games: S. Korea wins first gold in Incheon Asiad in wushu
South Korean President Park Geun Hye (left) applauds during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon on Sept 19, 2014.

SOUTH KOREA - Lee Ha-sung in wushu captured South Korea's first gold medal at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games on Saturday.

Competing in the men's changquan final, Lee scored 9.71 points for the host's first gold medal at Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium in the western port city. Jia Rui of Macau was the silver medalist with 9.69 points. Daisuke Ichikizaki of Japan got the bronze with 9.67 points.

Lee earned 5.00 points in quality of management, 2.71 points in overall performance and 2.00 in degree of difficulty.

This was South Korea's first wushu gold in an Asiad since 2002.

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