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Korea’s self-styled “Iron Man”, Yun Sung-bin, won the men’s skeleton – one of three gold medals so far for the host nation. © Olympic.org

Olympic Games News

Host Korea leads Asian teams at PyeongChang 2018

Date : 18 Feb 2018

PyeongChang, Korea, February 18, 2018: After eight days of official competition at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, two Asian National Olympic Committees have won gold medals and two more are on the medals table. To date, host nation Korea leads the way for Asian teams with three gold medals and two bronze. Their gold medals came in short track speed skating (2) and skeleton, and they occupy ninth place in the table.

Japan is in 12th place with one gold medal from figure skating, five silver and three bronze for nine medals in total – the most by an Asian team. China, with four silver medals and one bronze, is in 18th place and will be preparing a detailed analysis of their performance here ready for the next Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022, when there will be no changes to the sports programme with 15 sports and 102 events.

The fourth Asian nation on the medals table is Kazakhstan with one bronze. They occupy joint 24th place in a table that features 25 teams of the 92 competing. The top five, at close of play on Saturday, February 17, are: Germany (9 gold medals), Norway (7), Netherlands (6), Canada (5) and USA (5).

Here is the breakdown of the Asian NOC medal-winners to date (in alphabetical order):
 
CHINA

Silver

Liu Jiayu, Snowboard, Ladies’ Halfpipe, February 13
Sui Wenjing/Han Cong, Figure Skating, Pairs, February 15
Zhang Xin, Freestyle Skiing, Ladies’ Aerials, February 16
Li Jinyu, Short Track Speed Skating, Ladies’ 1,500m, February 17

Bronze

Kong Fanyu, Freestyle Skiing, Ladies’ Aerials, February 16
 
JAPAN

Gold

Yuzuru Hanyu, Figure Skating, Men’s Single, February 17

Silver

Miho Takagi, Speed Skating, Ladies’ 1,500m, February 12
Ayumu Hirano, Snowboard, Men’s Halfpipe, February 14
Nao Kodaira, Speed Skating, Ladies’ 1,000m, February 14
Akito Watabe, Nordic Combined, Individual Gundersen NH/10km, February 14
Shoma Uno, Figure Skating, Men’s Single, February 17

Bronze

Daichi Hara, Freestyle Skiing, Men’s Moguls, February 12
Sara Takanashi, Ski Jumping, Ladies’ Normal Hill, February 12
Miho Takagi, Speed Skating, Ladies’ 1,000m, February 14
 
KAZAKHSTAN

Bronze

Yulia Galysheva, Freestyle Skiing, Ladies’ Moguls, February 11
 
KOREA

Gold

Lim Hyo-jun, Short Track Speed Skating, Men’s 1,500m, February 10
Yun Sung-bin, Men’s Skeleton, February 16
Choi Min-jeong, Short Track Speed Skating, Ladies’ 1,500m, February 17

Bronze

Kim Min-seok, Speed Skating, Men’s 1,500m, February 13
Seo Yi-ra, Short Track Speed Skating, Men’s 1,000m, February 17

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