Fencing Gu Bon-gil and Oh Sang-wook, Friendly Competition… Challenge for First Win in Team Swimming Competition
Men’s saber, like Jakarta five years ago, expects to face Korean players in the finals
Hwang Sun-woo, Kim Woo-min, Lee Ho-jun and Yang Jae-hoon aim for gold in the men’s swimming relay in the 800m
The theme of the Korean national team at the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 25th is ‘friendly competition’ and ‘cooperation’.
In fencing, a representative sport of the Asian Games,
a pleasant ‘rivalry between Korean players’ can unfold.
Representative men’s saber runners Koo Bon-gil (34, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) and Oh Sang-wook (26, Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall)
announced that they will meet in the finals of the Asian Games for the second consecutive time.
Koo Bon-gil won gold medals in the men’s saber individual event at the 2010 Guangzhou, 2014 Incheon,
2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games, and is attempting to win his fourth consecutive title at this tournament. 토토사이트
Koo Bon-gil won 15-14 in the final against Oh Sang-wook,
a junior member of the national team who was a rising star at the Jakarta Games five years ago,
won his third consecutive individual title.
At the time, Koo Bon-gil shed tears with complicated feelings after defeating Oh Sang-wook, who had military service issues, in the finals and won the gold medal, but they had a ‘happy ending’ together by winning the gold medal in the team event.
In this competition too, ‘competition’ comes first.
The men’s saber preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. on the 25th, Korean time.
If the wind blows in Korean fencing, you can see Koo Bon-gil and Oh Sang-wook competing for gold at 8:50 PM on this day, securing silver medals.
The ‘golden generation’ that opened the renaissance of Korean swimming, Hwang Sun-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office),
Kim Woo-min (22, Gangwon Provincial Office), and Lee Ho-jun (22, Daegu Metropolitan City Hall)
won the gold medal in the men’s 800m relay along with Yang Jae-hoon (25, Gangwon Provincial Office).
They were the only Asian team to advance to the finals at the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships last July and took 6th place
with a new Korean record of 7 minutes 04.07 seconds.
The goal of the Asian Games is to win.
After arriving in Hangzhou on the 21st, Hwang Seon-woo confidently said, “All four relay members achieved good records in training that made me think,
‘Is this a record that can be achieved in Korea?'” and “We trained really hard, so please keep an eye on us.” .
Hojun Lee also said, “In the 800m relay, I am looking to break not only the Korean record but also the Asian record (7 minutes 02.26 seconds held by Japan).”
The biggest rival of the golden generation of Korean swimming is the host country, China.
At the China Swimming Championships held in Hangzhou last May,
the Chinese team, with Fei Liwei, Hong Jinquan, Fan Zhanle, and Wang Shun swimming in order,
finished the race in 7 minutes 07.29 seconds.
At the time, local Chinese media predicted, “In the Asian Games,
the record could be shortened to 7 minutes 05 seconds or 7 minutes 04 seconds.”
The Korean men’s 800m relay team will challenge for the first Asian Games gold medal in Korean swimming history with a better record.
The men’s 800m relay final begins at 9:54 p.m. Korean time.
On the first day of sparring, Korean Taekwondo star Jang Jun (Korea Gas Corporation) kicks for the gold medal in the men’s 58kg class.
In the Taekwondo mixed team event, which is making its debut at this competition,
Park Woo-hyuk and Seo Geon-woo (Korea National Sport University), Da-bin Lee and Kim Jan-di (Samsung S-1)
will compete and try to claim the title of ‘first champion.’
Lee Jun-hwan (Yongin University), the next-generation figure in judo,
is aiming for his first individual gold medal at the Asian Games in the men’s 81kg class.