After two days of competition in the individual events, the professional men from the Republic of Korea are still undefeated, and the three women from DPR Korea are also undefeated.
In the men’s event, gold-medal hopeful Park Younghun downed Li Zhe of China. In the women’s event Kim Yumi (DPR Korea) bested Svetlana Shikshina, the Korean-trained Russian pro. In the only women’s professional match-up so far, Song Ronghui (China) won a game from Lee Seula (Republic of Korea).
Also undefeated are three Chinese pros (Gu Li, Wang Xi, and Liu Xing), two Japanese pros (Yamada Kimio and Sakai Hideyuki), one American pro (Michael Redmond), and Australian amateur Raphael Shin. Michael Redmond and Wang Xi will face off in round five.
– James Davies