“50 gold medals, 3rd overall goal… We will close the gap with Japan.”
“They say, ‘He who wears the crown must bear its weight’, right? I have to overcome the burden of the gold medal.” (Archer Kim Woo-jin)
“I want to be like Na Hee-do (the Asian Games fencing gold medalist in the drama ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ as the main character).” (Fencing Song Se-ra) “I’m a bit older, but
I It’s still ‘beep’. (Table tennis Shin Yu-bin)” On
the 24th, Hangzhou Asian Games D-30 Media Day was held at the National Athletes Village Champion House in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do. Each of the players revealed their unique aspirations. The event, which will be held under the name of the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games’ after a year has been delayed due to the corona crisis, will be held for 16 days from the 23rd of next month to October 8th, with 12,500 athletes from 45 countries participating in 40 events (61 detailed events) and 481 games. run a competition Korea dispatches 1,140 athletes to 39 sports, excluding cricket.메이저놀이터
September is fast approaching… Last-minute rigorous training – The shed sweat doesn’t know betrayal. For the Hangzhou Asian Games, whose opening is just 30 days away, women’s table tennis Shin Yu-bin (19, upper left picture), men’s swimmer Kim Woo-min (22, lower left picture), and female fencing player Song Se-ra (30, right picture) at the Jincheon National Athletes’ Village in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 24th. ) are engaged in their own training. All three are strong gold medal candidates in their respective events. Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, said on the day, “The goal for this event is 45 to 50 gold medals and a third overall finish.” /Reporter Oh Jong-chan Newsis
The Korean team set the goal of winning 45 to 50 gold medals and finishing third overall. From Bangkok 1998 to Incheon 2014, he overtook Japan five times in a row and ranked second overall, but at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, he fell far behind Japan (75 gold medals) with 49 gold medals, falling to third place in 24 years. Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, said, “The national team couldn’t improve in a day or two because it was in the process of changing generations.” We are also closing that gap,” he said. In other words, recapturing second place is practically difficult.
Jang Jae-geun, head of the Jincheon National Athletes’ Village, made it compulsory for athletes in each sport to start early morning training every day and have group mountaineering training once every two weeks. Wi-Fi in the athletes’ village was also blocked from midnight to 5 a.m. to focus on resting after practice. He said, “The results were poor at the Asian Games five years ago, which emphasized autonomy.
In the past, sports such as shooting, bowling, judo, boxing, and cycling took the lead, but in this event, swimming and archery (six gold medals expected), fencing, taekwondo, and modern pentathlon (four more), soft tennis and baduk (above) 3 above). Bowling, which won 33 gold medals, was excluded from the official event in this tournament.
Sooyoung’s status has changed with the appearance of the ‘Golden Generation’. Kim Woo-min (22) will challenge Korea’s first Asian Games swimmer to win four gold medals in the 400m, 800m, 1500m, and 800m relay freestyle. He finished fifth in the 400m and 14th in the 800m at the World Championships in Fukuoka in July. In both events, no Asian player was ahead of Kim Woo-min. Hwang Seon-woo (20) is also aiming for three gold medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle, and the 800m relay.
Men’s fencing Koo Bon-gil (34) threw a challenge to his 4th consecutive victory in the saber individual event. Having won five gold medals in the Asian Games, if she wins the individual and team events at this event, she will surpass Park Tae-hwan (swimming), Nam Hyeon-hee (fencing), and Ryu Seo-yeon (6 bowling) to become the main character with the most gold medals in the Asian Games. Koo Bon-gil said, “I will display the medals so that my son born this year can see them when he grows up, but I hope there will be a gold medal in Hangzhou.”