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Pacific Northwest News q Volume 24 Number 19 q October 6, 2014 q www.asianreporter.com
China tops medal podium
at the 17th Asian Games
Tiny wasps enlisted
in war on crop killer
India’s Modi visits
the White House
SPEARING THE COMPETITION. China’s Zhao Qinggang competes in the men’s javelin throw final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Asian
Games kicked off September 19 and concluded October 4. China dominated the medals table with 151 gold, 108 silver, and 83 bronze. South Korea was next in gold med-
als with 79, while Japan finished with 47. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press
NCHEON, South Korea — The Asian
Games kicked off September 19 and
concluded October 4. China domi-
nated the medals table with 151 gold, 108
silver, and 83 bronze. South Korea was
next in gold medals with 79, while Japan
finished with 47.
In recent play, South Korea got a late
goal from Rim Chang-woo to beat North
Korea 1-0 in extra time in the men’s soccer
Rim collected a loose ball after a goal-
IOC change could
allow baseball’s return
mouth scramble and beat North Korea
goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk at the 47,000-
seat Munhak Stadium.
North Korea coach Yun Jong Su blamed
the officials for the loss.
“The referees were not working in fair
play mode,” Yun said.
Security for the match had been
substantially increased in deference to
ongoing tensions between the sides
stemming from the 1950-53 Korean War
that ended in an armistice rather than a
peace treaty. Despite that, South Korean
fans applauded the North’s efforts and a
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contingent of North Korean athletes in
matching track suits stood and waved
their national flags throughout the game.
Iraq beat Thailand 1-0 for the bronze
Elsewhere, Japan scattered nine hits in
their 6-0 win over Taiwan in the softball
final. Upon receiving their medals, the
Japanese women unveiled a banner urging
the International Olympic Committee to
reinstate baseball and softball as Olympic
sports in time for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
In athletics, Kenya-born Eunice Jep-
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