Gwangju City Hall Jeon Woong-tae wins ‘Highest Score’ at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup
By Choi Dong-hwan, staff reporter [email protected]
Posted 2022-05-15 15:56:18
Jeon Woong-tae (27, Gwangju City Hall), the ‘signboard of the modern pentathlon of Korea’, won the 2022 International Federation of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) World Cup 3rd tournament, the first international competition this season, with an ‘all-time high’ record. Jeon Woong-tae won the World Cup for the second year in a row by climbing to the top of the 3rd tournament this year following the 2nd World Cup last year.
Jeon Woong-tae scored 1537 points in the men’s final of the 2022 UIPM World Cup 3rd Tournament held in Albena, Bulgaria on the 15th (Korean time), Josef Chung (UK, 1501 points), Mohanad Shaban (Egypt, 1500 points) and took first place.
Jeon Woong-tae, who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year, continued his momentum and reaffirmed his world-class skills by standing at the top of the podium at this World Cup, the first of this season.
This is Jeon Woong-tae’s third UIPM World Cup individual victory. In May 2018, he won his first championship in Kecskemet, Hungary, and after winning the second championship in Sofia, Bulgaria in April last year, he won this championship for the second year in a row.
Jeon Woong-tae started the season international tournament schedule through this tournament as he played in the qualifying round for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. This season, although there was a change in the way the semi-finals were added from the existing preliminaries and finals, Jeon Woong-tae showed off his world-class skills without faltering.
On this day, Jeon Woong-tae competed in fencing (31 wins, 284 points, 1st place), swimming (2 minutes 01 seconds 49, 308 points, 1st place), horseback riding (283 points, 7th place), laser run (shooting + athletics, 652 points, 12th), he won the championship with a total score of 1537 points, the highest score ever.
In particular, in the fencing ranking round, he won 31 out of 35 matches, tied with the all-time record, and set a new world record by acquiring 284 points in total fencing points, including bonus round points.
After the game, Jeon Woong-tae told the Gwangju Modern Pentathlon Federation, “The rules have changed a lot since the Olympics. I know that unpopular sports were a way to survive in the Olympics, but it put a lot of pressure on the players. I also train hard to survive. He said, “There are still many matches this year, but I will put more effort into training with the final goal of the postponed Asian Games and the upcoming Paris Olympics.”
Jeon Woong-tae will participate in the 4th World Cup tournament to be held in Ankara, Turka from July 12, and will start hunting for gold in a row.