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S.Korea to take on Japan in medal contention

11-11-2010 09:16 BJT Special Report:Guangzhou Asian Games |

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One of the hottest topics of this year's Asian Games is who will win the second most medals. Experts choose either South Korea or Japan. The two delegations wasted no time developing their rivalry during their flag raising ceremonies.

South Korea's national flag went up at the international zone central square on Wednesday. The village presented the delegation with the customary welcoming ceremony. South Korea sent a delegation

of 946 members with 806 athletes. No big names like Beijing Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan were present at the ceremony, but that didn't matter to the head of the delegation. The chief of the delegation is confident about beating Japan to win the second most medals.

Lee Kee-Heung, Chief of South Korean Delegation said, "We'll try to win every competition, we think we can beat Japan on the medal table. We are looking forward to winning the most medals in archery, wrestling, taekwondo and weightlifting."

South Korea's national flag went up at the international
zone central square on Wednesday.

Arch rival Japan then hoisted its flag late the day. The largest delegation in Japan's history also has second place in medals as its goal. The team's leader says Japan sent a delegation of 1,078 members, including 726 athletes, and will compete in all 42 sports. Japan will try to win medals in Judo, Karate, Swimming, Gymnastics, and Athletics.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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