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At the London and Rio Olympics, there was no baseball at all.
So, the last Olympic champion was South Korea at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The baseball team in the Olympics for the first time in 13 years, defeated Israel in the first game.
The next match is against the United States.
This is reporter Lee Myung-no.
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The first round with Ambush Israel turned out to be an unexpected firepower showdown where home runs were exchanged.
In the 3rd inning, Major League All-Star Kinsler hit a two-run homer and Israel opened the door first, and in the 4th inning, Oh Ji-hwan took two and we tied the tie with a clothesline-like home run.
As Israel ran away with a two-run four in the sixth inning, the national team balanced by hitting home run fours by Lee Jeong-hoo and Kim Hyun-soo in the seventh inning, and Oh Ji-hwan, who had hit a home run earlier, hit a double at the right time to turn 5-4.
Israel did not end up this way.
Against Oh Seung-hwan, who finished in the ninth inning, he hit a home run this time and followed again 5-5.
The two teams exchanged three home runs each and the game ended in overtime.
Seunghwan Oh blocked the match with three strikeouts in the match that started at 1st and 2nd without a hitch, and I thought the chance to finish would be lost in the next attack, but two balls that hit the body came out one after another after the second attack, ending the tense match.
The national team, which took the first step to recreate the myth of victory 13 years ago, will play the second game against the United States the next day.
This is Lee Myung-no from MBC News.
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(Video coverage: Tae-hyo Kim / Video editing: Jin Bae)