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(Asian Games) S. Korea wins women's handball gold for 7th time

All Headlines 21:27 August 30, 2018

JAKARTA, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea captured its seventh Asian Games gold medal in women's handball on Thursday.

South Korea defeated China 29-23 in the gold medal game at the 18th Asiad at GOR Popki Cibubur in Jakarta.

The women's handball has been contested at Asian Games since 1990 and South Korea has missed the top of the podium just once -- in 2010.

South Korea defeated China 33-24 on Aug. 21 in a preliminary match. South Korea opened up an 8-1 lead early and cruised to the gold.

Han Mi-seul of South Korea (in black) takes a shot against China in the women's handball final at the 18th Asian Games at GOR Popki Cibubur in Jakarta on Aug. 30, 2018. (Yonhap)

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