[Asian Games D-30] Asian sports festival, one month ahead… Challenge ‘Second Place’
South Korea dispatches 1,180 people, the highest ever…
Missing bowling and adopting baduk and e-sports,
North Korea returns to the international sports stage after 5 years…
Russia and Belarus are unlikely to participate 카지노사이트
‘4.7 Billion Asian Sports Festival’ The opening of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games is approaching in a month.
About 12,500 athletes from 45 countries affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will participate in this Asian Games,
which marks its 19th anniversary, and will compete with the skills that have been honed so far.
Athletes from each country will race for a total of 483 gold medals in 40 official events and 61 detailed events from the 23rd of the month following the opening ceremony to October 8th.
Korea is sending a team of 1,180 athletes, including players and coaches, the largest number ever.
This is a small increase from the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games (1,044 people,
including 38 South and North Korean unified teams) and the 2014 Incheon Games (1,068 people) held at home.
The Hangzhou Asian Games were scheduled to be held in 2022,
but were postponed for a year in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19),
each sports organization reorganized its representative players according to its own standards to prepare for this tournament.
Korea aims to recapture second place.
The national team maintained second place after China five times in a row,
from the 1998 Bangkok Games to the 2002 Busan, 2006 Doha, 2010 Guangzhou, and 2014 Incheon Games,
then lost second place to Japan at the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games and slipped to third place.
At that time, Korea only won 49 gold medals.
It showed a whopping 26 differences from Japan (75).
It was the first time that the national team won fewer than 50 gold medals at an Asian Games since the 1982 New Delhi Games (28), when a total of 199 gold medals were won.
The Korean national team, which has stood the test of time for five years,
is set to recover its pride in this tournament.
In addition to basic events such as track and field (Woo Sang-hyeok) and swimming (Hwang Seon-woo),
he aims to win multiple gold medals in archery, taekwondo, judo, and fencing.
The baseball and soccer teams challenge to win consecutive championships following the last tournament.
Bowling, which won two gold medals at the last tournament, was dropped from the official event,
but Go was adopted as an official event after 13 years.
Shin Jin-seo, Park Jeong-hwan, Choi Jeong 9th Dan, etc.
are at the forefront and are aiming to sweep all three gold medals.
E-sports, which became an official event for the first time in history,
is also expected to win a large number of medals.
A total of seven gold medals are at stake in e-sports, and Korea will participate in four events:
League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V, and PUBG Mobile.
Breaking, an official sport of the 2024 Paris Olympics,
is also expected to attract the attention of young fans.
This tournament is North Korea’s return to international sports competitions.
Since 2020, when Corona 19 spread, North Korea has closed its borders and has not participated in various sporting events.
He unilaterally refused to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and was suspended from qualification by the International Olympic Committee (IOC),
but now the ban has been lifted,
o there is no problem in participating in the Hangzhou Games.
North Korea used the event, which will be held in its ally China,
as its return stage early on and completed the application for participation.
It seems that she will be aiming for medals in women’s wrestling and weightlifting, which are showing strength.
South and North Korea entered the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games jointly under the Korean Peninsula flag, then formed a unified team in canoe charter and won the women’s 500m gold medal, leaving meaningful footprints.
However, it seems that they will face fierce competition in this competition.
North Korea won 12 gold medals at the last competition and ranked 10th.
The Russian and Belarusian teams, which drew attention, are unlikely to participate.
Initially, the two countries tried to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games in the form of “observers” to obtain the right to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics, but at this point, a month before the opening, there is no clear movement, so the atmosphere is canceled.
3rd Asian Games
This is the third Asian Games hosted by China after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.
It will be held in 6 cities in Zhejiang Province, including Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Huzhou, Shaoxing, and Jinhua.
The slogan of the competition is ‘simsimsangyong, @future (心心相融, @未來) in Chinese, which means ‘the future opens when hearts are connected’.
The mascots are three robots named Chongchong (琮琮), Lian Lian (蓮蓮), and Chen Chun (宸宸), which embody the three world cultural heritages of Hangzhou.