South Korean athletes’ gold medal streak has been broken 12 days after the opening day of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games .South Korea’s women’s handball team, which was attempting to win its third consecutive title, fell to Japan 19-29 in the final on Friday at the Zhejiang Gongshang University Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. South Korea’s women’s handball team has won seven of the nine editions of the sport since it became an Asian Games program in Beijing in 1990, and has only missed out on gold at Guangzhou 2010, where it was upset by Japan in the quarterfinals, and at this Games. It was the first time in 13 years since Guangzhou that Korea’s adult women’s handball team lost to Japan, a shocking result. After falling behind by six goals in the first half, South Korea was unable to overcome the deficit and went down by 10 points .After men’s basketball and women’s basketball, women’s handball was the latest in a long line of ball sports to fall to Japan at the Games. Women’s volleyball didn’t even stand a chance against Japan, falling to the fifth through eighth place matches .Unlike women’s handball, baseball smiled in the Korea-Japan match, giving it a green light for the finals .Starting pitcher Park Se-woong (Lotte Giants) tossed six scoreless innings and reliever Park Young-hyun (KT WIZ) shut the door on Japan with a two-inning save. At the plate, Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) had two RBIs with a sacrifice fly and a single to left field. In women’s hockey, Korea defeated Japan in a shootout to advance to the final and secure the silver medal. South Korea tied Japan 2-2 before winning 4-3 in a shootout. The women’s hockey team will take on hosts China on Sunday for the gold medal. After a gold medal parade on Sept. 24, when the medal race began in earnest after opening on Sept. 23, South Korea went silent on Sunday .The men’s compound archery team won the silver medal in the team event .The team of Joo Jae-hoon (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power), Yang Jae-won (Commerce), and Kim Jong-ho (Hyundai Steel) lost to India 230-235 in the team final. The team of So Chae-won (Hyundai Mobis), Oh Yoo-hyun (Jeonbuk Provincial Administration) and Cho Soo-ah (Hyundai Mobis) added a bronze medal to their tally after defeating Indonesia 232-229 in the third place match of the women’s compound archery team competition earlier in the day. The women’s basketball team won a 93-63 victory in the second North-South matchup of the Games to claim the bronze medal .It was the fourth consecutive Asian Games for South Korean women’s basketball, which won silver in Guangzhou in 2010, gold in Incheon in 2014 and silver with North Korea in Jakarta-Palembang in 2018.North Korea finished fourth after losing to South Korea in the bronze medal game (62-81) in the group stage .Women’s volleyball, which failed to advance to the quarterfinals and was denied a medal for the first time in 17 years, also redeemed itself in the quarterfinal round with a 3-1 set point victory over the DPRK, the first inter-Korean matchup in six years .South Korea and North Korea will compete in the fifth through eighth place matches to try to finish higher. Wrestling’s top heavyweight Kim Min-seok (Suwon City Hall) defeated India’s Naveen 5-1 in the bronze medal match in the 130-kilogram Greco-Roman category to win his second consecutive bronze medal at the Games .Joo Sung-hyun (Korea Jiu-Jitsu Federation) also made it to the podium in the men’s 69kg jiu-jitsu after defeating Mongolia’s Tuvdentarba Choi Jamts in the bronze medal match .In weightlifting, Kim Soo-hyun (Busan City Sports Association) won bronze in the women’s 76 kg category after finishing fourth at the previous two Asian Games. South Korea remained in third place with 33 gold, 47 silver and 77 bronze medals as of 10:30 pm. 카지노사이트 The gap to second-place Japan, which has 44 gold medals, has widened.