Korea projected to go 10 for 10 in Rio, Sports Illustrated says

Korea projected to go 10 for 10 in Rio, Sports Illustrated says


Moving on to the upcoming Summer Olympics
in Rio… One of the world’s leading sports magazines
has released its medal projections for the Rio Games… and its forecast of a golden
harvest for Team Korea is adding some extra excitement. But, on the ground in Rio… with only three
days left until the big day… there are lingering questions about whether Brazil will ever be
ready in time. Lee Un-shin has the latest buzz surrounding
the Rio Olympics. Team Korea is on track to reach its goal of
bringing home 10 gold medals for a top 10 finish at this year’s Rio Olympics,… if
the predictions by an acclaimed American sports magazine come true. Sports Illustrated has released its medal
predictions for all 196 countries in all 306 events. Korea is expected to grab 10 gold, 11 silver
and 10 bronze medals,… for a ninth place finish overall. The magazine predicts Korea will continue
its winning streak in archery, with gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s events
and gold in the team competition. The country is also expected to pick up a
smattering of medals in judo, badminton and taekwondo — but no gold for the athletes
practicing Korea’s traditional martial art. The magazine projects the United States and
China will take home the biggest medal haul this year, with 45 golds each. More than half a million sports fans are descending
on Brazil as we speak, giving the country’s embattled economy a much-needed boost. But amid the excitement, there are still lingering
concerns about the host city’s new subway line, which was initiated to shuttle visitors
from all over the world to Olympic events. It’s one of the main legacy projects of the
Games, and it’s reportedly still not complete. Fleets of buses have been organized as a backup
transportation mode. The delay is just one of a long list of problems
for Brazil ahead of the main event,… which is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday with more
than 10-thousand participating athletes. In honor of the birthplace of the Games,… Greece will be first in the Parade of Nations
that kicks things off, followed by other countries in order according to the Brazilian Portuguese
alphabet, which makes South Korea 52nd. Host country Brazil will be the last to appear. The question is — will they be ready? Lee Un-shin, Arirang News.

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