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North Korean women win Asiad gold

By Alastair Himmer
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North Korea secured their first Asian Games gold in women's football since 1990 and preserved their unbeaten record with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Vietnam on Friday.

Jin Pyol-hui scored two first-half goals - one from the spot - while Ri Kum-suk and Yun Yong-hui were on target after the break as all three of the North Korean front line got on the scoresheet in a one-sided match at Masan Stadium.

2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
United States and Mexico open the tournament on Sunday, 27 Oct.

The 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup Tournament will be held from Oct. 27-Nov. 9 at four venues on the west coast of the United States and Canada with the championship match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Gao Hong: Chinese player. Place & Date of Birth: Jiangsu, 27 November 1967. Position: Goalkeeper (1.75m).
She is a mainstay in the nets for China for over a decade.

Photo ©WUSA
Hong joined the Chinese Women's National Team in 1999 and has led China to Gold Medals in the 1993, 1995 and 1997 Asian Women's Championships, and an Olympic Silver Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. She also was on the team that received the Silver Medal at the 1999 Women's World Cup. She turned in one of her top performances ever in the 1996 Olympic Games when she shut out the United States in a first round match. In 2001, she joined the New York Power, a club under the newly formed Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), the first U.S. Soccer Federation-sanctioned Division I outdoor professional women’s football league in the United States.
Professional Career: 1994/1997 Japanese Clubs; Guangdong; 2001 New York Power (United States); Asian Women's Championship - 1993, 1995, 1997; Silver Medal (Atlanta Olympic Games), 1996
International Status: Capped by China.
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