The Korean athletes competing at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games have released a ‘golden full moon’ in the sky ahead of the start of the Korean Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
The Korean athletes added five more gold medals on Sunday, the fourth day of medal races that began on Wednesday.
With five on the 24th, five on the 25th, and four on the 26th, they have already won 19 gold medals, giving them the green light to reach their goal of winning 50 or more gold medals.
The first to break through was taekwondo heavyweight star Park Woo-hyuk (Samsung S-ONE).
Park defeated 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Salih Elsharabati (Jordan) with a round robin score of 2-0 (8-4 6-5) in the men’s 80kg taekwondo final at the Lin’an Sports Culture and Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, to give South Korea its first gold medal in the event in 21 years, since the 2002 Busan Games.
Park Woo-hyuk, who won the first round on a head attack (3 points) via a video review at the end of the first round, forced his opponent to take a point deduction in the second round to finally stand on top in Asia.
Taekwondo regained its status as a filial sport with five gold medals, including three in the competition after sweeping the men’s and women’s individual events.
Korean men’s and women’s swordsmen continued to turn the piste golden.
The men’s foil team of Lee Kwang-hyun (Hwaseong City Hall), Ha Tae-gyu (Daejeon City Corporation), Heo Jun (Gwangju City Hall) and Lim Chul-woo (Seongbuk-gu Office) defeated the home team, China, 45-38, in the team competition at the Hangzhou Electronics University Gymnasium to win their second straight title.
With this fourth gold medal, the Korean fencers increased their tally to 50 gold medals at the Asian Games after winning the men’s individual sabre (Oh Sang-wook), women’s individual sabre (Yoon Ji-ji) and women’s epee (Choi In-jung).
In the women’s epee team final, the team of Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall), Song Sera (Busan Metropolitan Government), Kang Young-mi (Gwangju Seo-gu Office) and Lee Hye-in (Gangwon-do Office) defeated Hong Kong 36-34 to regain the top spot after 21 years since the 2002 Busan Games.
Choi In-jung, who announced her retirement from the national team after defeating Song Sera to win the individual epee gold medal, danced her “last dance” in style with two gold medals.
Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Provincial Government), Korea’s swimming mainstay, also won a double.
Hwang won the men’s 200-meter freestyle final at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in 1:44.40, a new Korean record and meet record.
The previous record was 1:44.80, set by Park Tae-hwan in Guangzhou in 2010, and it took Hwang 13 years to break it.
Hwang, who had already won gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay, became the first South Korean athlete in 13 years to win two gold medals at a single Asian Games, joining Park Tae-hwan, who won back-to-back titles in Doha in 2006 and Guangzhou in 2010.
‘Rival’ Fan Zhan-li (19-China) was second in 1:45.28 and Lee Ho-joon (22-Daegu Metropolitan Government) was third in 1:45.56.
Sailor Cho Won-woo’s gold medal, which he had already clinched on the 25th, 온라인카지노 was only added to South Korea’s medal tally today.
Cho Won-woo finished first in all but one of the 12 races to clinch the gold medal.
Korean shooting added three bronze medals to its total.
Lee Eun-seo (Seosan City Government), Lee Kye-rim (Damyang County Government) and Bae Sang-hee (Armed Forces Athletic Corps) won bronze (1,756 points) in the women’s 50-meter rifle three-position team event, while Shim Eun-ji (Hwaseong City Hall), Yang Ji-in (Korea Gymnastics University) and Kim Ran-ah (Donghae City Hall) added bronze (1,742 points) in the women’s 25-meter pistol team event.
Yang Ji-in won bronze in the 25-meter individual final with 29 points.
South Korea’s “living legend” of sailing history, Hajimin (Haeundae-gu Office), was denied a fourth consecutive Asian Games.
The wind was too light for sailors to race around the venue, so the medal winners were determined by results alone until the 11th race.
Hajimin, with 33 penalty points, edged out Singapore’s Ryan Loh (26) for the silver medal.
Competing in the Men’s Windsurfing iQ Foil class, Lee Tae-hoon (Boryeong City Hall) took the silver medal with 36 penalty points behind China’s Bikun (15 points).
The ‘Wushu Brothers’ were unable to secure a medal together.
Lee Yong-hyun (Chungnam Sports Council) had to settle for eighth place in the wushu toro taijutsu-bonjutsu event after a landing error during a toro taijutsu. His younger brother Lee Yong-moon collected a silver medal in the men’s taekwondo-namgon the day before.
South Korea is cruising to second place in the overall standings with 19 gold, 18 silver and 30 bronze medals. China leads the way with 74 gold medals, while Japan is close behind with 15 golds. 슬롯