When Kuwait prevailed 27-24, not only did it clinch their first Asian Games handball gold after two previous silver medals, it also ended a run of five straight titles for the Republic of Korea dating back to 1986.“It’s always very competitive in Asian handball, and we can look forward to the same again in Guangzhou,” said Dr.Ahmed Abu Al-Lail, who is representing the Asian Handball Federation and International Handball Federation at the draw for team sports on October 7 at the Garden Hotel.“With Kuwait defending the title they won in Doha, the competition will be strong again because there are some very good teams throughout Asia.”Eleven men’s teams will be in Thursday’s draw, including the big three from East Asia in Korea, China and Japan and Gulf representatives Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.Hugh Purvis, a native of Philadelphia, along with John Andrews of York County, Pennsylvania, were two of fifteen United States sailors and marines to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for their involvement in a Korean War.
The eight women’s teams are China, DPR Korea, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Qatar, Chinese Taipei and Thailand.
Consequently, because of the General Sherman Incident and a desire for an increase in trade with the Far East, the United States Secretary of State, William H. Though the United States Expedition to Korea, or the Shinmiyangyo as it is known in Korea, was peaceful in nature, the Korean government felt otherwise since American ships sailed into Korean waters uninvited. vessels off the waters off Ganghwa (or Kanghwa) Island fired a barrage against the Korean forts, after which hundreds of American troops disembarked and a battle began in earnest.
Seward, believed it was “high time” for Korea to become part of the international community whether they wished to do so or not. Korean forces fired upon one of the American warships on June 1, 1871. Once on land, the American forces encountered the elite armed unit of Korea known as the Tiger Hunters, who reportedly received their title from having each killed a tiger.
Later in that same year, a number of French Christian missionaries, or “white-skinned barbarians” as the Westerners were called, were met by the Koreans who tortured and beheaded them.
Though France sent an armed force to assault Korean forts in retaliation they were defeated by the Korean military. Minister to China, and Rear Admiral John Rodgers, commanding some five ships of the Asiatic Squadron, left Shanghai, China, sailed to Japan, and by May 16th ventured into the territorial waters of Korea, with gifts and a letter addressed to King Kojong.