South Korean athletes won five gold medals on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games to rival hosts Kazakhstan, who also increased their gold collection by winning three events.
Kazakhstan have grabbed 13 gold medals and 37 overall, while South Korea have 10 gold and 23 overall. China are in third place, winning eight gold medals so far.
Nordic skier Lee Chae-Won of South Korea opened the day’s account for South Korea finishing first in the women’s 10-km freestyle event.
The 29-year-old clocked a time of 36 minutes 34.6 seconds to finish 41 sec ahead of Japan’s Masako Ishida and Yuki Kobayashi, who were second and third respectively crossing the finish line with a winning margin of just 0.1 sec.