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Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho wins S. Korea's 1st gold in Sapporo

Alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho won South Korea's first gold medal at the Asian Winter Games here Sunday.

Lee claimed the men's giant slalom race at Sapporo Teine, with the combined time of 1:35.76 after two runs. This was also South Korea's first-ever snowboard gold medal at a Winter Asiad.

Fellow South Korean Choi Bo-gun got the silver with 1:36.44, and Shinnosuke Kamino of Japan won the bronze with 1:37.14.

South Korean alpine snowboarder Lee Sang-ho races in the men's giant slalom event during the Asian Winter Games at Sapporo Teine in Sapporo, Japan, on Feb. 19, 2017. (Yonhap)

The Asian Games' opening ceremony is scheduled for later Sunday, and the medal ceremony for the men's giant slalom and the women's giant slalom will take place during the opening event at Sapporo Dome. (Yonhap)

Park So-yeon  edt@koreapost.com

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