Hangzhou Asian Games: Korean National Team Continues Medal Success
On the fourth day of the highly anticipated Hangzhou Asian Games, the Korean national team once again showcased their athletic prowess by capturing five gold medals. Taekwondo athlete Woohyuk Park emerged victorious in his event, while swimming sensation Seonwoo Hwang is on a quest to claim two gold medals for Korea in the ongoing competition.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Korean athletes outperformed their opponents on the third day of the competition, securing a total of five gold medals. Notably, Park Hye-jin, competing in the women’s 53kg taekwondo category, overcame a significant height difference to land a decisive golden kick in the finals. Reflecting on her achievement, Park expressed her frustration at previous criticisms of her performance in international competitions, stating, “It was disheartening to hear people say that I shouldn’t participate in international events.”
Kim Ha-yoon, a standout in the women’s judo heavyweight division, achieved an outstanding feat by capturing Korea’s sole gold medal in judo at the Asian Games. Additionally, Wonwoo Cho made history by clinching his first gold medal in the RS:X class of yacht windsurfing. Jisoo Yun also contributed to the medal haul for Korea, securing a gold medal in women’s fencing saber, while the men’s 10m running target mixed team event further added to the golden tally.
As the competition enters its fourth day, the Korean team continued to assert their dominance in the taekwondo arena. Woohyuk Park, competing in the men’s 80kg category, claimed the gold medal by defeating Elsharabati Jordan with a score of 2-0. Meanwhile, the shooting team added three bronze medals to their collection today.
One of the highlights of the games is the participation of swimming star Hwang Seon-woo, widely regarded as a member of Korea’s “golden generation” of swimmers from the 2000s. Seon-woo is vying for victory in two events in his main category, the 200-meter freestyle. Displaying exceptional form, Seon-woo set a new record by touching the touchpad at an impressive time of 1 minute and 47.08 seconds. Currently, he holds the top position in overall rankings.
Looking ahead, the women’s epee and men’s foil fencing teams are determined to clinch gold in the team event. Additionally, the national football team, aiming for their third consecutive title, is set to face Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16.
The success of the Korean national team at the Hangzhou Asian Games showcases their exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to sports excellence. As the competition continues, fans eagerly anticipate more remarkable achievements from their favorite athletes.
At the Hangzhou Asian Games, our national team added 5 gold medals yesterday.
Today, on the fourth day of the competition, Woohyuk Park won the gold medal in Taekwondo, and Seonwoo Hwang, the Korean swimming star, is trying to win two gold medals in the competition.
Reporter Hong Seok-woo reports.
Yesterday, the third day of the competition, five gold medals were won.
Park Hye-jin, in the women’s 53kg taekwondo class, managed to overcome the height difference of 13cm in the finals to land a golden kick.
[박혜진/태권도 국가대표 : “제가 항상 국제대회 나가면 성적을 못 내서 ‘박혜진은 국제대회 나가면 안 된다’, 이런 말을 들어서 그런 부분들이 속상했습니다.”]
Kim Ha-yoon, the best female judo heavyweight, brought Korea the only gold medal in judo in this competition.
Wonwoo Cho won his first gold medal in an aquatic event in the RS:X class of yacht windsurfing.
Jisoo Yun of women’s fencing saber and men’s 10m running target mixed team event also won gold medals.
Today, the fourth day, we continued our gold medal run in Taekwondo.
Woohyuk Park in the men’s 80kg class won the gold medal by defeating Elsharabati Jordan 2-0.
In shooting, we added 3 bronze medals today.
Hwang Seon-woo, the star of the 2000s who emerged as the ‘golden generation’ of Korean swimming with news of successive medals, is challenging to win two events in his main event, the 200-metre freestyle.
Broadcast comment: “We easily set a record. We were the first to touch the touchpad with a time of 1 minute, 47.08 seconds. So far, we’re in first place overall.”]
Women’s epee and men’s foil fencing teams will challenge for gold in the team event.
The national football team, which is trying to win its third title in a row, will play Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16 a little later.
This is Hong Seok-woo from KBS News.
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