The Taegeuk Warriors participating in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games have begun final preparations to win gold medals.
Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), world number one in badminton women’s singles, will go on a gold hunt starting with her team event on the 28th. Ahn Se-young, who has reached the top nine times this year alone, including the All England Open, Korea Open, and World Championships, is maintaining her best condition by winning four consecutive competitions ahead of her Asian Games. Based on her peak performance, she is expected to erase the humiliation of her Korean badminton team ‘no medals in 40 years’ at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Games.
At the finals ceremony held on the 12th, Ahn Se-young said, “Even though she won the China Open (which was a prelude to the Asian Games), she desperately realized that she had a physical problem. “At the Asian Games, she plans to focus on her physical training as she will have to compete in many competitions (in both individual and team competitions),” she said, showing her fighting spirit.
Ahn Se-young will conclude her team event on the 1st of next month, and will compete with Akane Yamaguchi (Japan, world No. 2) and Chen Yufei (China, No. 3) for the singles gold medal. The badminton women’s singles final will be held on the 7th.
Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), the star of Korean swimming, will challenge for three gold medals in the 100 and 200m freestyle and 800m relay. He won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle at the Budapest World Championships last year and a bronze medal at this year’s Fukuoka Games, becoming the first Korean to win a medal at the World Championships two times in a row.메이저놀이터
The prevailing opinion is that there is no opponent in the 200m (27th), but a difficult match is expected in the 100m (24th). This is because Fan Zhanle (China), the gold medalist at the Fukuoka Games, is holding on. However, Hwang Sun-woo expressed his will to win three gold medals, saying, “I am working hard to keep up with Fan Zhanle (China)” and “I think I will be able to concentrate well.”
Shin Jin-seo, a baduk ace who was revived after 13 years at the Asian Games, is determined to repeat the ‘sweep’ (3 gold medals, 1 bronze medal) of the 2010 Guangzhou Games. In this competition, where men’s individual competitions were held instead of mixed pairs, Shin Jin-seo will hunt for gold medals in the individual competition (28th) and team competition (3rd of next month).
The baseball team, aiming for its fourth consecutive victory in the tournament, will begin its Asian Games journey starting with the first game of the Group B match against Hong Kong at 6:30 pm on the 1st of next month. Coach Ryu Joong-il of the national baseball team expressed his determination, saying, “Although the national team is made up of young players, we will come together with patriotism and win a gold medal.”