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(LEAD) S. Korea wins two more gold medals at Youth Olympics

All Headlines 21:42 August 22, 2010

(ATTN: UPDATES with another gold medal in first two paras, medals count in final para; CHANGES headline)

SINGAPORE, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korean judoka Lee Jae-hyung helped his nation bag two more gold medals on Sunday at the inaugural Youth Olympics, winning the boys' 81-kilogram class.

Lee, 17, defeated Khasan Khalmurzaev of Russia by throwing him into the tatami for yuko in overtime, ending a grueling four-minute match.

Earlier in the day, Kim Dae-beom of South Korea won the gold medal in the boys' modern pentathlon competition.

The 18-year-old Kim claimed victory with a total of 4,588 points. Ilya Shugarov of Russia came second with 4,568 points and Jorge Camacho of Mexico was third at 4,548 points.

Kim said he was overjoyed. "I'm at a loss for words to express my feelings right now," he said.

"I will do my best to earn a medal in the 2012 London Olympics," Kim told reporters.

The modern pentathlon for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games consists of fencing, swimming, running and shooting -- four of the event's usual five disciplines. The fifth discipline, riding, was excluded.

South Korea sent 73 athletes to compete in 18 events, including archery, weightlifting, fencing and wrestling, at the first Youth Olympics.

On the ninth day of the Youth Olympics, which run from Aug. 14 to 26, the Korean team trailed in third in the overall medals count, behind China and Russia, with nine golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
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