‘China’s 1st, Japan’s 2nd’ Korea’s Hangzhou AG sets a target of 3rd place, will it be possible to narrow the gap with Japan… ‘Held a decision ceremony and pledged to do well’

The goal is to win more than 50 gold medals, and the final overall ranking goal is 3rd place. The Korean team pledged to do well after holding a ceremony ahead of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Korea Sports Council held the ‘2022 19th Hangzhou Summer Asian Games (hereinafter referred to as Asian Games) Korean athlete selection ceremony’ at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul at 3 p.m. on the 12th.메이저놀이터

The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games were postponed for a year last year due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and will be held in September this year. Fencing Koo Bon-gil and swimming Kim Seo-young were selected as flagbearers and captains of the Korean team for the opening ceremony held at the Hangzhou Olympic Center Stadium on September 23.

According to the Korea Sports Council, Korea will send approximately 1,140 athletes in 39 sports to this competition, with the goal of achieving ‘maximum 50 gold medals and securing 3rd place overall’. While host country China is expected to take first place, it is expected to focus on narrowing the gap with Japan. In the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, second place Japan won 75 gold medals, but third place Korea won 49 gold medals, a gap of 26.

The team consists of swimming, archery (more than 6), fencing, taekwondo, and modern pentathlon (more than 4), soft tennis and baduk (more than 3), badminton, golf, shooting, sport climbing, judo, roller, and e-sports (more than 3). It was predicted that it would be possible to win a gold medal in the above two categories).

Climbing representative Seo Chae-hyeon is being interviewed at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games team selection ceremony held at the Olympic Hall in Seoul Olympic Park on the 12th. /Photo=Newsis
At the conclusion ceremony on this day, about 780 Korean players, including Choi Yoon (President of the Korea Rugby Association), attended and pledged to do well. Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, Park Bo-kyun, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hong Ik-pyo, chairman of the National Assembly Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, and honorary president of the Korea Sports Council Kim Jeong-haeng were present to encourage the athletes. In addition, Lee Yong-ho, secretary of the ruling party in the Culture and Sports Committee, National Assembly member Lim Oh-kyung, Honorary Chairman Kim Jeong-haeng, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Yoo Seung-min, and officials from member sports organizations and provincial and provincial sports associations attended and prayed for good results.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun, who attended the conclusion ceremony, read President Yoon Seok-yeol’s encouraging speech, saying, “I hope you will do your best in training for the remaining period and display your best skills during the competition,” and added, “We will shift the policy tone to field-centered sports to promote elite sports.” “We will not only provide support but also strive to improve the welfare of athletes.” He also encouraged, saying, “There was a difficulty in having the competition postponed for a year due to COVID-19, but the players’ strong will and passion will bring joy to the people,” and added, “The Asian Games are just 10 days away. With the same mindset as the people. “We will run together and support your passion and challenge,” he emphasized.

Team leader Choi Yoon expressed his determination, saying, “Despite the difficulties of postponement of the competition for a year, our athletes have devoted themselves to preparing for the competition by quietly training with great effort. I hope this will serve as an opportunity to move beyond being a sports powerhouse to becoming an advanced sports country.”

He continued, “I hope that starting from this Asian Games, it will serve as an opportunity to widely inform the public about not only popular sports, but also unpopular sports and unrecognized sports. There are many types of sports, and each has a touching drama. Just as there is enthusiasm for popular sports, there is also a lot of enthusiasm for unrecognized sports. “If we have love, our people will be able to experience greater happiness,” he said emphatically.

The official event begins at 3 p.m., with an opening address at the Korea Sports Council, a reading of the President’s encouraging address by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, a congratulatory address by the Chairman of the National Assembly Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, a visit by the athlete leader, introduction to the athletes and viewing of a cheering video, short-term awards, and a commemorative photo. It went ahead. After the conclusion ceremony, training was provided to the athletes on safety, life guidance, etc.

Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, said in his opening address, “The opening of the Asian Games is now just 10 days away. This competition is a new starting point for sports in Korea. Due to changes in the sports system, results are starting to appear in basic sports, and a generational change is occurring naturally.” At the Asian Games, we expect to see the players’ new challenges and passion. As a representative of Korea leading Asian sports, I hope that they will show their maturity outside of the game and create a meaningful opportunity to share friendships with other athletes. “I hope this will be a competition in which the efforts of the players who have been training hard will bear fruit,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Korea Sports Council will host the Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China for 17 days starting with the opening ceremony on the 23rd, with a total of 1,140 athletes in 39 sports, including 867 athletes, 223 game officials, and 50 headquarters executives, including athlete leader Choi Yoon. The dispatch plan has been confirmed. The main team will leave for Hangzhou on the 20th.

In this year’s Asian Games, over 12,500 Asian athletes from 45 countries will compete in 40 sports, 61 specific events, and 481 detailed competitions. The Korea Sports Council promised, “We will strive to support the athletes through the operation of a situation room so that they can maximize their performance and achieve the desired results while being safe and healthy in China.”

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