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Tokyo Olympics: S. Korean sabre fencers face Italy for gold medal in team event Updated: 2021-07-28 17:10:31 KST

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo is really starting to heat up with athletes around the world gunning for gold.
We have our Han Seong-woo here in the studio to give us the latest on Team Korea's performance.
Seong-woo, what do you have for us?

Conn-young, let's start with football.
The South Korean men's team is playing against Honduras as we speak.
A win or a draw will take Team Korea into the quarterfinals as they aim to surpass their performance at the 2012 London Olympics where they won bronze.
At 10 minutes past half-time, Korea was leading four nil against a ten-man Honduras thanks to a hat-trick from Hwang Ui-joincluding two penalties.

Meanwhile, the South Korean men's sabre fencing team has made it to the finals, meaning they'll be facing Italy for the gold medal in just a few minutes time at seven thirty PM.
Oh Sang-uk, Gu Bon-gil, Kim Jung-hwan and Kim Jun-ho beat Germany 45 to 42 in a competitive semifinal match up as Team Korea aims to become champions for the second time in a row.
Korea bagged the gold medal nine years ago in 2012 the last time the event was held at the Olympics.
And in men's artistic gymnastics tonight, Lee Jun-ho is attempting to surprise the world in the men's all-around final

Very exciting. Let's move onto some Olympic swimming, Seong-woo. Tokyo 2020 has given birth to stars in both Korea and the host nation, Japan as well

I've been telling everybody since the start, Conn-young.
Hwang Sun-woo is a superstar in the making.
He's advanced to the finals of the 100 meter freestyle smashing his national record for the event and more impressively, setting a new Asian record
The eighteen-year-old clocked in at 47.five-six seconds beating his best time set yesterday in the heats by zero.four-one to finish within the top eight overall in fourth place.
Never before has a Korean got this far in the event.
In tomorrow's final, just before noon, he'll be competing against the likes of reigning world champion Caeleb Dressel of the U.S., defending Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia and Russia's Kliment Koleshnikov for a podium spot.
Even if he doesn't win a medal, Koreans know they have a once-in-a-generation talent to count on for years to come.

Meanwhile, it's double gold for Japan's Yui Ohashi after clinching gold in the women's 400 meter individual medley on Sunday, she's also claimed the 200 meter title.
In a shift of power, Ohashi has in effect took over as swimming's new "Iron Lady"
That nickname belongs to Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, the previous Olympic champion of both events.
And in the first ever 1500 meter freestyle event for women, the United States' Katie Ledecky bounced back from her 200 meters disappointment the same day to take her career's sixth Olympic gold medal.

Seong-woo, I'm aware some shocking events took place last night in artistic gymnastics.
Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all-time dropped out in the middle of the women's team final?


Yes, and just a few hours ago, news came in that the four-time Olympic gold medalist has withdrawn from the women's individual all-around final as well.
USA Gymnastics said in a statement that whether she'll take part in next week's individual event finals will be decided following further evaluation of her mental health.
Earlier on Tuesday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist, citing the adverse effects of the immense pressure she's going through to perform, withdrew from the women's team final after a single vault.
The Russian Olympic Committee eventually went on to defeat Team USA for the gold medal, preventing them from achieving what would have been a historic "three-peat".
This came after world number two ranked tennis star Naomi Osaka, who lit the Olympic Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova.
In a major upset, the four-time grand slam champion lost in straight sets in the third round of Olympic tennis on Tuesday to be eliminated from medal contention.

Yes, what an upset it was. She was arguably the face of the Olympics too. Lastly, are there any other events to look out for later tonight?

I know you're interested in basketball, Conn-young, so look out for the finals of the three-on-three format, which is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo.
That'll be held late in the evening the women's final at nine-fifty-five PM and the men's 30 minutes after that.

Thanks for that, Seong-woo.
We'll see you tomorrow.

A pleasure.
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