Lee Ji-hoon tops men’s modern pentathlon ranking round

Lee Ji-hoon (LH) topped the men’s modern pentathlon ranking round at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

Lee posted 22 wins and six losses to earn 264 points in the men’s modern pentathlon ranking round at the Fuyang Throat Sports Center in Hangzhou on Tuesday, the best result among 29 male athletes.

Seo Chang-wan (Jeonnam-do) and Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City), who is trying to win his second straight individual title, were ninth and 10th with 229 points, respectively.

Jung Jin-hwa (LH), the eldest member of the men’s team, finished 14th (215 points).

On the women’s side, the ‘double-header’ Kim Sun-woo (Gyeonggi Provincial Office) and Kim Se-hee (BNK Savings Bank) got off to a solid start, finishing second and third with 255 and 240 points, respectively.

Sung Seung-min (Korea Gymnastics), competing in his first Asian Games, finished seventh (235 points) and Jang Ha-eun (LH) was 13th (200 points).

The modern pentathlon, in which a single athlete competes in fencing, swimming, equestrian and laser run (athletics plus shooting), will have a fencing ranking round on the first day, followed by the semifinals and then the 18 athletes will compete in the final.

However, at the Asian Games, only 19 athletes competed in the women’s ranking round, so the semifinals scheduled for the 21st were canceled and all 19 athletes competed in the final on the 24th.

“According to the UIPM rules, if there are not enough athletes, the second day (semifinals) does not have to be held and the athletes will advance to the final,” the organizing committee explained.

The men’s semifinals will take place as scheduled on the 22nd, with the men’s and women’s finals taking place on the 24th.

A total of four gold medals are up for grabs in the men’s and women’s individual and team pentathlon. 파워볼게임

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