Table tennis world no. 1 Joo Young-dae wins S. Korea's first gold medal of 2020 Paralympics
Updated: 2021-08-30 17:06:26 KST
And time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor, Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with the Paralympics.
Team Korea picked up its first gold medal of this summer's Games earlier today.
What can you tell us?
Yes, and it came in table tennis with Joo Young-dae beating fellow South Korean Kim Hyeon-uk.
Joo beat Kim 3-1 winning the first two games 11-8 and 13-11.
Kim rallied in the third game, beating Joo 11-2, before Joo took a 12-10 win in the fourth to secure the medal.
Joo's victory doesn't come as a surprise.
He is the world number 1, was the favorite entering the tournament and was in fine form throughout.
Kim, ranked at number 5 in the world, defied the odds to take silver Korea's second silver medal so far.
Nam Ki-won took one of the two bronze medals available in the event, ensuring Korea won a medal of every color in men's singles class one.
Elsewhere on Monday, a bronze medal was won by Park Jin-ho in the men's SH1 standing air rifle 10 meter event.
He outshot five others including fellow countryman Lee Jang-ho.
Switching to football now, Son Heung-min was the match winner for Tottenham again on Sunday and on a landmark occasion for him too.
Yes, the winning goal in what was Son's 200th Premier League appearance.
Son Heung-min on Sunday scored a 42nd minute free kick in Tottenham's 1-0 home win over Watford.
Son now has 72 Premier League goals for Spurs… two this season and both in 1-0 wins.
Harry Kane also started the match… after agreeing to stay following a failed move to Manchester City.
Elsewhere in Europe, Korean under-23 international Jeong Woo-young on Saturday scored two goals in nine minutes.
For SC Freiburg in the German Bundesliga, Jeong bagged a brace in the 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart for what were his first goals of the season.
Sticking with European football for the moment, it was already a blockbuster of a summer transfer window and that was BEFORE Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a move back to Manchester United. And, I understand there has also been some transfer movement among Korean internationals too?
Yes indeed. It actually looked as though Ronaldo was heading to Manchester City but United swooped in to sign him.
It was announced on Friday that a fee had been agreed with Juventus and that Ronaldo would return to the club he departed in 2009.
The fee is believed to be around 18 million U.S. dollars on a reported two-year contract… which could make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.
In other transfer news, Korean international forward Hwang Hee-chan has joined Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig to become the 14th South Korean to join a Premier League club.
In Spain, Lee Kang-in has left Valencia.
He announced via his personal Instagram on Sunday that he was leaving.
Valencia too released a statement shortly after to confirm.
Lee has been linked to Real Mallorca.
And finally, to baseball. Two South Korean stars in fine form over the weekend.
Yes, some positive displays from both Yang Hyeon-jong and Kim Kwang-hyun over the weekend.
Yang Hyeon-jong made his first appearance in 78 days in the majors on Saturday, pitching two scoreless innings as the Texas Rangers lost 5-2 to the Houston Astros.
He had been relegated to the minors but was re-called due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.
And Kim Kwang-hyun had to settle for a no-decision but was a strong return to rotation.
He was on the mound for four innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Thank-you for that, Paul.
We shall see you next week.