Korea and China Win Gold on Final Day of Shooting

17 Dec 2010

Korea and host nation China shared the spoils on Friday (17 December) in the final day of Shooting at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games.

The first event of the day at the Aoti Shooting Range was the R6-SH1 Mixed 50m Free Rifle and China’s Dong Chao secured gold with a score of 687.9. Park Yeongjun of Korea claimed silver and Aki Taguchi of Japan the bronze.

Korea came out on top in the final shooting event of the Games – the P4-SH1 Mixed 50m Free Pistol – winning all three medals. Lee Ju Hee’s score of 642.3 was not only good enough to win gold but also break the final Asian record he had previously set in the qualification round which took place in the morning session. Silver went to Park Sea Kyun and bronze to Seo Youngkyun.

China and Korea both finished the week with a total of 15 medals each in Shooting, however the host nation topped the table due to winning six golds, one more than Korea.

The Guangzhou Asian Para Games which will run until 19 December and involve around 2,500 athletes from 41 countries competing in 19 sports.