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Olympics Day Nine Wrapup

South Korea pulled off the greatest upset in Olympics history as it beat Cuba 3-2 behind an outstanding outing from Ryu Hyun-Jin.<br/><br/>Cuba had won three of the first four Olympic gold medals, while South Korea had won a solitary bronze in 2000. But it's hard to argue that South Korea was the class of this field, as it went a perfect 9-0 during the tournament, beating Cuba and Japan twice and bronze medalist Team USA once.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

U.S. Beats Japan To Win Bronze

It's not what the medal they came for, but Team USA isn't heading home empty handed. Fresh off a disheartening defeat at the hands of Cuba in the semifinal game, the U.S. bounced back to beat Japan 8-4 in the bronze medal game. It was a game of comebacks for the U.S. Norichika Abe put Japan ahead 4-1 in the third when he hit a three-run home run off of Team USA starter Brett Anderson. But Matt Brown answered with a three-run homer of his own in the bottom of the inning to knot the score at 4-4.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics