South Korea is the reigning gold medalist om baseball. It opens its gold medal defense on Thursday against Israel. However, they also try to win over South Korean National Baseball team betting fans after the misconduct of two players.
Pitcher Han Hyun-hee and second baseman Park Min-woo withdrew from the national team after violating social distancing rules. According to betting pick experts, they had late-night drinking parties with friends and teammates.
The national team manager had to find replacements as soon as possible. At the same time, he needs to keep the remaining members of the rosters focused. Kim said that he wants to let his players’ actions do the talking.
South Korean Gold Medal Defense
According to the best gambling websites, South Korea won the gold medal in baseball in 2008 by sweeping the tournament 9-0.
The men’s golf tournament will also start on Thursday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. The South Korea team will have three-time PGA Tour winner Kim Si-woo and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year winner Im Sung-jae.
Missing in the Summer Games are World Number 1 Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau. They had to sit out the Tokyo Olympics due to coronavirus infection.
The South Korean squad will play its second group game against Canada on Thursday in women’s basketball action. South Korea is ranked 19th in the world. They lost to Spain last Monday 73-69.
On the other hand, South Korea failed to win a gold medal in Taekwondo this year. It is the first time since the 2000 Olympics that the country was unable to win a gold medal in the event. Instead, the South Korean team won a silver and two bronze medals this year.
The Russian Olympic Committee led all nations with two golds. Also, six other countries won one gold each. In addition, Croatia, Thailand, and Uzbekistan won a taekwondo gold medal for the first time.