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Jakarta Post

Unified Korea defeats host in historic game

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 16 2018   /  12:44 am

Tightly checked: Indonesia’s Henny Sutjiono (center) goes for a lay-up under pressure from Unified Korea’s Hyejin Park (left) and Hana Park during their Group X match of the 2018 Asian Games at the Senayan Basket Hall in Jakarta on Wednesday. (Courtesy of INASGOC/Rocky Padila)The Unified Korea’s women’s basketball team proved too powerful for the host team as captain Lim Yung-hui and her compatriots dominated their opening match of the 18th Asian Games on Wednesday night, crushing Indonesia 108-40 in their Group A match up at the basketball hall at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

The 2018 Asian Games marks the fifth time Unified Korea teams have competed in a sporting event after the World Table Tennis Championships in 1991 and 2018, the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

According to the Ol...