India got going with a 22nd minute goal by Annu from a penalty corner. Annu made amends for her miss in the semifinal against Japan, as she stepped up in style to beat the goalkeeper and give India the lead against the run of play.
South Korea took three minutes to bring it level when Park Seo Yeon struck from the right following a brilliant surge from the right.
Neelam struck powerfully to the low right of the South Korean goalkeeper to help India regain the lead in the 41st minute. India held on to their slender lead in the third quarter to seal the issue.
Indian captain Preeti who was named Player-of-the-Match said they had their strategy in place following a 1-1 draw against the Koreans in the round-robin stage. "We were acutely aware of the specific areas we needed to excel in order to overcome the Koreans," she said.