[Asian Games] Korean Athletes Morale Boosted on ‘Golden Day’ for the Second Day in a Row… Goal Achieved Green Light
Most of the expected gold medal candidates achieved valuable results… Archery and soft tennis also have a promising start.
The Korean team was greatly encouraged as they won five gold medals in two days with the opening of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Korea won five gold medals in Taekwondo, Modern Pentathlon, and Fencing on the 24th, when the medal race began in earnest after opening on the 23rd.
Then, on the 25th, another 5 were added in swimming, taekwondo, fencing, and shooting, resulting in 10 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals, ranking second in overall medal rankings after China. 온라인카지노사이트
In an event where gold medals were expected, good results were achieved as expected, boosting the morale of the Korean athletes.
On the first day, Korea swept the Taekwondo men’s and women’s poomsae competitions,
swept the modern pentathlon men’s individual and team competitions,
led by Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall),
bronze medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The atmosphere of the entire Korean team also sank as the leading players in each event,
who were supposed to make a breakthrough in the competition schedule, fell below expectations.
However, this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games showed a change from before with a relay gold medal march at the start,
revealing the outlook for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which is 10 months away.
The Korea Sports Council made a cold assessment that it would be difficult to achieve better results than at the Asian Games five years ago due to the weakening base of all sports and the absence of star players.
However, when the lid was opened, the players who had worked hard for five years to prepare for this competition let out a sigh of relief when they showed off their skills to the fullest and achieved the results they had hoped for.
An official from the Sports Council said on the 26th,
“It is partly thanks to Japan, a rival country, sending second-tier players,
but it is basically the result of our athletes who prepared diligently for the competition and showed their skills properly.”
He added, “We are not excited and look forward to more ‘Golden Days’ in the future.”
“I will do my best to support the players so that they can come out,” he said.
Korea set a goal of winning more than 50 gold medals in this competition and taking third place,
narrowing the gap with second place and powerful Japan.
Since Korea’s medal box sports such as archery and soft tennis have not yet started,
there are cautious predictions that if the current pace continues, the goal may be exceeded.