London 2012: Korean Footballers Land in London, Electronic Scoring Adopted in Taekwondo
The first Korean athletes to unpack in London[Interview : Hong Myung-bo, Coach
Olympic Soccer Team] "Based on our last warm-up game with New Zealand, we plan to refine strategies and set-plays."
[Interview : Koo Ja-cheol, Captain
Olympic Soccer Team] "Each game is very important, and we wish to kick-off to a good start for the whole Olympic team."
The soccer team has another warm-up match with Senegal on Friday followed by Olympic preliminary with Mexico a day before the opening ceremony.
Switching to a sport that originated here in Korea Taekwondo.
London 2012 is the first Olympic Games in which an electronic scoring system has been adopted in the sport.
In a simultaneous attack where both players hit the other -- the sensor would score the player who contacted the opponent with sufficient force first.
[Interview : Kim Se-hyuk, Taekwondo Team Coach] "We focused on enhancing physical strength -- to overpower the opponent during the three two-minute rounds in this new electronically-scored system."
The scoring is also more detailed -- a point for the body, three for the head, and an extra point will be awarded if the player adds spins in the attack.
[Interview : Hwang Kyung-sun, Taekwondo Player] "Technique-wise, I think I'm competent enough.
I'm trying to make more hits on the face now since I've been more of a body-attacker."
In any controversial situation, judges will make a decision following a video replay.
Song Ji-sun, Arirang News.
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