Asian Games: Judoka Kim Eun-Kyeong Wins Bronze With Dislocated Shoulder

Updated: 23 September 2014 13:28 IST

Jeong Gyeong-Mi beat North Korea's Sol Kyong, the 2013 world champion and semifinalist this year, in the final of the women's under 78kg judo.

Asian Games: Judoka Kim Eun-Kyeong Wins Bronze With Dislocated Shoulder
Judoka South Korea's Kim Eun-Kyeong (right) played through pain due to a dislocated shoulder to clinch a bronze medal. © AFP

Incheon, South Korea:

South Korea's Jeong Gyeong-Mi won the first inter-Korean final at the Asian Games on Monday as a judoka team-mate won bronze despite fighting with a dislocated shoulder. (Day 4 Live Blog | Tally | Schedule)

The veteran Jeong beat North Korea's Sol Kyong, the 2013 world champion and semifinalist this year, in the final of the women's under 78kg judo.

Jeong, 29 and now ranked eighth in the world, also won the category at the Guangzhou Asian Games four years ago.

Nami Inamori of Japan beat Ma Sisi of China in the over 78kg final but there was more drama for the bronze medal which South Korea's Kim Eun-Kyeong won with a dislocated shoulder.

Kim was in tears after beating Nagira Sarbashova of Kyrgyzstan as she told of the pain.

"I did my best even though I felt really bad. I'm happy. I just don't have a word to describe how happy I am. I just couldn't give up because of my shoulder," she said.

Topics : Judo Asian Games 2014
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