Most memorable moments of Incheon Asian Games

October 7, 2014

1. Whew! Winning the gold medal can be dangerous for coaches

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The South Korean women’s handball team wanted to show just how much they appreciated their head coach after winning the gold medal, but it almost went terribly wrong. Fortunately, their head coach, Lim Young-chul, was not only quick on his feet, but even off his feet to avoid disaster. (Yonhap)

 2. Never mind the medal

A North Korean football player talks to female staffers during an award ceremony at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon Thursday. North Korea won the silver medal after losing to South Korea 1-0 in the final game. (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

A North Korean football player talks to female staffers during an award ceremony at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon Thursday. North Korea won the silver medal after losing to South Korea 1-0 in the final game. (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

3. Son Yon-jae finally gets the monkey off her back

Son Yeon-jae, center, makes a heart-shape with her arms after winning South Korea's first-ever Asiad gold in the individual all-around event at the Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon, Thursday. China's Deng Senyue, left, won the silver, while Anastasiya Serdyukova of Uzbekistan settled for bronze. (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

Son Yeon-jae’s biggest achievement coming into the Incheon Asian Games was basically “being pretty and beautiful” some quipped. But now she is the first-ever South Korean Asiad gold medalist in the individual all-around event. Son, center, makes a heart-shape with her arms during the award ceremony. China’s Deng Senyue, left, won the silver, while Anastasiya Serdyukova of Uzbekistan settled for bronze. (Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

4. North Korea’s highest-ranking officers’ surprise visit

North Korea’s National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong So, third left, and North Korea’s ruling Workers Party secretaries, Choe Ryong Hae, third right, and Kim Yang Gon, second right, are wave with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, left, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin, second left, and South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae during the closing ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Hwang, North Korea's presumptive No. 2, and other members of Pyongyang's inner circle met with South Korean officials Saturday in the rivals' highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible indication that both sides are interested in pursuing better ties after months of animosity. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan)

North Korea’s National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong So, third left, and North Korea’s ruling Workers Party secretaries, Choe Ryong Hae, third right, and Kim Yang Gon, second right, are waving with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, left, South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin, second left, and South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae during the closing ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Hwang, North Korea’s presumptive No. 2, and other members of Pyongyang’s inner circle met with South Korean officials Saturday in the rivals’ highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible indication that both sides are interested in pursuing better ties after months of animosity. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan)

5.  Football final brings two Koreas together

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The players from the two Koreas mingled for souvenir photos after the medal ceremony. The South-North Korean Joint Cheering Team, made up of South Korean civic activists, and other fans helped turn the final into essentially a home game for North Korea, their loud chants and banging of thundersticks easily drowned out whatever sounds the Japanese supporters were trying to make. Kim Kwang-min, the North Korean head coach, showed his appreciation for South Koreans’ cheering. “The South Korean fans gave us such hearty cheers,” the coach said. “From their cheering, I felt that we are all one people, and I could sense the South Koreans’ yearning for unification.” (Yonhap)

6. “The Most viewed photo”

Choi Ye-eun (Yonhap)

South Korean pole vaulter Choi Ye-eun did not win a medal, but her popularity soared. She just maybe South Korea’s next Son Yeon-jae. (Yonhap)

7. Sportsmanship at its best

After the medal ceremony, Sun Yang, left, gave Park tae-hwan a birthday cake. (Yonhap)

After the medal ceremony, Sun Yang, left, gave Park tae-hwan a birthday cake. (Yonhap)

8. Japanese swimmer Hagino named MVP

Japanese swimming sensation Kosuke Hagino was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 17th Incheon Asian Games on Saturday.  Among the shortlist of eight athletes, Hagino took the prize after having delivered four gold medals in the pool, in addition to one silver and two bronze.

Japanese swimming sensation Kosuke Hagino was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 17th Incheon Asian Games on Saturday.
Among the shortlist of eight athletes, Hagino took the prize after having delivered four gold medals in the pool, in addition to one silver and two bronze.

9. Keep your eyes on the…

South Korean boxer Park Ji-na keeps her eyes open even as she is hit by Laishram Sarita Devi of India during their semifinals match in the women's under-60kg event at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon Tuesday. Park won by decision. (Yonhap)

South Korean boxer Park Ji-na keeps her eyes open even as she is hit by Sarita Devi of India during their semifinals match in the women’s under-60kg event at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon. Perhaps this is what the judges were so impressed about as they created an uproar by declaring Park as the winner. (Yonhap)

10. A series of unfortunate events

Iran's Sepideh Tavakoly Nik makes an attempt in the high jump of the women's heptathlon at the Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, Sunday. (AP)

Iran’s Sepideh Tavakoly Nik makes an attempt in the high jump of the women’s heptathlon at the Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, Sunday. Asia’s Olympic chief on Saturday urged all sports to let women wear the Islamic hijab headscarf, after an Asian Games row which saw Qatar’s basketball team quit in fury. Qatar’s women forfeited their matches and left after being told the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) would not allow hijabs. (AP)

Japan's Naoya Tomita swims during his men's 50m breaststroke at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

In one of the most strangest developments, Japan expelled one of its swimmers, Naoya Tomita, from the Asian Games while he is investigated for allegedly stealing a camera. (AP)

India's L. Sarita Devi cries standing beside bronze medalist Vietnam's Thi Duyen Luu after she refused her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the women’s light 60-kilogram division boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. India's protest against the outcome of an Asian Games boxing semifinal that was awarded to South Korea's Park Ji-na over Devi in the women's 60-kilogram division was rejected on Tuesday. Devi rejected her medal in protest against the result. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

India’s L. Sarita Devi cries after she refused to accept her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the women’s light 60-kilogram division boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. She appeared to have dominated the fight, but India’s protest against the outcome of an Asian Games boxing semifinal, which was awarded to South Korea’s Park Ji-na over Devi, was rejected. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Sarita Devi slips the bronze medal around South Korea’s silver medalist Park Jin-a’s neck. The Korean appeared too stunned to immediately react. (Yonhap)

Sarita Devi slips the bronze medal around South Korea’s silver medalist Park Jin-a’s neck. The Korean appeared too stunned to immediately react. (Yonhap)

 

 

 

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