Apart from news of medals being won there are other medal hopefuls who have advanced in their events.
The men's team advanced to the final 8 in men's football in Tokyo, thrashing Honduras six nil Wednesday in the final match of the group stage.
In the pool, South Korean swimmers have been riding a wave of success, smashing national record after record.
Han Seong-woo has more on a busy day in Japan.
Having advanced to the quarterfinals, the men's football team remain dedicated to surpassing Korea's performance at the 2012 London Olympics where they won bronze.
In their last group stage match on Wednesday, the Taegeuk Warriors comfortably beat a ten-man Honduras six nil with striker Hwang Ui-jo scoring a hat trick which included two penalties.
They'll be facing off against Group A runners up Mexico for a semifinal spot on Saturday in Yokohama.
The gold medal match is scheduled for August seventh.
And in swimming, Lee Ju-ho on Wednesday rewrote his national record for the men's 200 meter backstroke to enter the semifinals finishing fourth overall in the heats.
Meanwhile, Hwang Sun-woo advanced to the finals of the men's 100 meter freestyle smashing his national record for the event and more impressively, setting a new Asian record.
In the semifinals, 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.
On Thursday, 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 medal.
Elsewhere, Korea's world class archers slowly progress towards the women's and men's individual finals scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon respectively..
Wednesday evening saw women's Kang Chae-young and men's Kim Woo-jin each advance to the round of 16.
Han Seong-woo, Arirang News.