[Asian Games] Taekwondo Winner Jang Jun Solidifies the World Rankings… ‘One More Step’ to Paris
Earned 40.00 ranking points with a gold medal… Beating rivals Park Tae-jun and Bae Jun-seo
For Korean Taekwondo sparring leader Jang Jun (Korea Gas Corporation),
winning the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games means more than winning a gold medal at an international competition.
This is because it can be a stepping stone toward qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Jang Jun won the Taekwondo men’s 58kg class at the competition held at the Lin’an Sports and Culture Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 25th, earning 40.00 world ranking points,
putting him at an advantage in obtaining a ticket to Paris.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WT) rankings provide differential ranking points for each international competition, and the Asian Games are the 5th highest G4 level competition. 안전놀이터
Jang Jun, who was ranked first in the world with 362.56 ranking points until August, added 40.00 points to beat his competitors.
The gap with domestic competitors competing for tickets to the Paris Olympics has also widened.
He far surpassed world rankings of 4th place Tae-jun Park (Kyung Hee University, 327.62 points) and 7th place Bae Junseo (Ganghwa County Office, 298.07 points).
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If the current trend continues, there is a high possibility that Jang Jun will occupy the highest world ranking among domestic players by the end of this year,
when the Korea Taekwondo Association selects the national team for each weight class to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The only international competitions with world ranking points this year are the WT Taiyuan Grand Prix in October and the WT Manchester Grand Prix Final in December.
The WT Taiyuan Grand Prix (G6) awards 60.00 points for a gold medal, 36.00 points for a silver medal,
21.60 points for a bronze medal, and the WT Manchester Grand Prix Final (G10) awards 100.00 points for a gold medal,
60.00 points for a silver medal, and 36.00 points for a bronze medal. .
If Jang Jun maintains the highest world ranking among domestic players until the end of the year,
his chances of going to Paris increase.
As for Taekwondo participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics,
each country with an athlete ranked within the top 5 in the world rankings in each weight class will be granted one ticket.
While Korea has a high possibility of securing qualifications for all weight classes,
in the men’s 58kg class, Jang Jun, Park Tae-jun, and Bae Jun-seo are competing for one ticket.
Of course, the highest ranking in the world does not completely guarantee a ticket to the Paris Olympics.