Kim Kwan-woo Makes History by Winning Gold in Street Fighter V at Hangzhou Asian Games

Kim Kwan-woo Shines at Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, Becoming the First Street Fighter V Gold Medalist

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Hangzhou – In a remarkable display of skill and strategy, veteran gamer Kim Kwan-woo emerged victorious, clinching the gold medal in Street Fighter V at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

Kim Kwan-woo faced off against Taiwan’s Xiang Yu-lin in a thrilling final, eventually triumphing with a set score of 4-3. This monumental victory took place at the prestigious Hangzhou Esports Center in China on the 28th.

Having dedicated over three decades to mastering fighting games, Kim Kwan-woo has forever etched his name in history as the inaugural champion of his genre.

The Dawn of a New Era for Esports

As esports are now recognized as an official sport, this triumph marks a significant milestone for the Korean national team, securing their first-ever historic gold medal.

Earlier in the competition, Kwak Jun-hyuk (23) from FC Online, a member of KT Rolster, made history by securing the bronze medal, propelling Korean esports to new heights.

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Kim Kwan-woo, AG Gold Medalist (first from right)

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(Hangzhou = Yonhap News) Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = ‘Fighting game veteran’ Kim Kwan-woo (44) won the Street Fighter V gold medal at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

Kim Kwan-woo defeated Taiwan’s Xiang Yu-lin with a set score of 4-3 to win the Street Fighter V final held at the Hangzhou Esports Center in China on the 28th.

Kim Kwan-woo, who has enjoyed fighting games for over 30 years, stands tall as the first champion of the genre.


With e-sports becoming an official sport starting from this tournament, it is also the first historic gold medal won by the Korean national team.

Previously, FC Online’s Kwak Jun-hyuk (23, KT Rolster) won the bronze medal, giving Korean esports its first ever Asian Games medal.

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