Modern pentathlon, which has become an ‘Olympic medal event’, ‘sweeps’ 4 gold medals, aiming at the right horse.
Untidy horseback riding is in jeopardy of ‘resurrecting the vein of gold’… Triathlon is a mixed relay challenge
Modern pentathlon, which has emerged as an ‘Olympic medal event’ in Tokyo in 2021,
will challenge for a ‘sweep’ of gold medals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Horseback riding is aiming for a ‘resurrection as a prosperous sport’, triathlon is also looking to enter the medal range.
Modern Pentathlon, in which one athlete competes in all of fencing, swimming, horseback riding, and laser running (track and field + shooting),
is an event in which Korea is showing strength on the international stage, breaking through the Europeans.
Korea is ranked as the country with the most medals in modern pentathlon at the Asian Games. 카지노사이트
Five years ago, at the Jakarta-Palembang Games, they won 8 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals.
At the last Jakarta Games, only the men’s and women’s individual competitions were held,
Korea won the most medals among the participating countries, with one gold medal, two silver medals, and one bronze medal.
At this year’s Hangzhou Games, the men’s and women’s team competitions have been revived a total of four gold medals are at stake, with Korea aiming to dominate all events.
In particular, this tournament is the first Asian Games to be held since Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall)
won the bronze medal in the men’s individual event at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,
becoming the first Olympic medal in history, so the national team’s determination is even more special.
Jeon Woong-tae, the star of Korea’s modern pentathlon, is aiming for a double gold medal with his second consecutive win in the individual event at the Asian Games,
while Jin-hwa Jeong, Ji-hoon Lee (hereinafter referred to as LH), and Chang-wan Seo will participate together in the men’s division.
In the women’s division, Kim Se-hee (BNK Savings Bank) and Kim Seon-woo (Gyeonggi Provincial Office),
who shared silver and bronze medals at the Jakarta Games, are still alive,
while newcomers Seong Seung-min (Korea National Sports University) and Jang Ha-eun (LH) have joined.
Each country can participate in the men’s and women’s divisions,
but the ranking is determined by adding up the scores of the top three players from each country in the team competition,
so an invisible competition awaits among the national team players to stand on the podium in both the individual competition and the team competition.
In horseback riding, where there is no distinction between men and women,
Korea has the second-most medals at the Asian Games with 15 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals, following Japan (18 gold, 15 silver, and 10 bronze medals).
In particular, in dressage, he has dominated both individual and team competitions from the 1998 Bangkok competition to the 2014 Incheon competition, and at the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang competition,
Kim Hyuk was the only athlete to win a bronze medal in the individual competition and a silver medal in the team competition.
In the aftermath, Korean equestrianism ended up with ‘no gold’ at the Asian Games for the first time in 24 years.
At this year’s Hangzhou competition, as in the past three competitions,
both individual and team competitions were held in dressage, steeplechase, all-around horseback riding,
with a total of six gold medals at stake.
Dressage is a sport in which a rider and horse compete to see how well they can coordinate while following a set path around the arena, and a judge evaluates the performance of the rider and horse.
Obstacle is a race where you have to pass obstacles and complete a route within a set time.
Combined dressage is a sport that includes dressage, cross-country riding, and obstacle jumping.
Nam Dong-heon, Kim Hyuk, Kim Gyun-seop, and Kim Chi-soo were selected as national representatives for dressage,
and Lim Seong-no, Lee Joseph, Jeong Cheol-hee, and Heo Jeong-hoon were selected for dressage.
Park Soo-il was named as the general magic representative.
Ahead of this competition, a chaotic situation continued in the domestic equestrian world as the Korean Equestrian Association and the athletes were in conflict over the cost of dispatching horses to the Asian Games, including horse transportation.
In Triathlon which became an official event of the Asian Games starting from the 2006 Doha Games,
Korea won two silver medals and one bronze medal.
The silver medal came from the mixed relay at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games,
the bronze medal was won by Jang Yun-jeong in the women’s individual event at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
At this year’s Hangzhou Games, Kim Wan-hyuk (Seoul City Hall) and Kim Ji-hwan (Jeonbuk Sports Council) will participate in the men’s division,
Kim Ji-yeon (Incheon City Sports Council) and Jeong Hye-rim (Jeonbuk Triathlon Association) will participate in the women’s division,
aiming to win the mixed relay for the third time in a row.
Park Chan-wook & Kim Gyu-ri
Park Chan-wook (Tongyeong City Hall) and Kim Gyu-ri (Seoul City Hall),
who came in third place in the men’s and women’s division before the selection, joined the national team as reserve members of the mixed relay.
In this event, which is also called the ‘Triathlon‘ because it involves swimming, cycling, and running,
Japan shows absolute strength, winning 8 of the 10 gold medals in previous competitions.
In the individual competition, rankings are determined by a standard course of 1.5km swimming, 40km cycling, and 10km running.
In the mixed relay, a total of four people, two men and two men, run the super sprint course (300m swimming, 8km cycling, 1.6km running) in order.
The mixed relay course can be shortened or extended depending on local stadium conditions.