After 16 days of intense competition at the Hangzhou Asian Games, athletes from Gwangju helped South Korea finish third overall. According to the city of Gwangju on Sept. 9, Gwangju athletes helped Korea win a total of 15 medals at the Asian Games, including six gold, five silver and four bronze. Modern pentathlete Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju City Hall) became the first Korean athlete to win a double medal at the Asian Games after winning the title in Palembang, Jakarta 2018.
Kang Young-mi (Gwangju Seo-gu Office) won gold in the women’s epee team event for the first time in 21 years, while cycling’s Lee Ju-mi (National Sports Promotion Agency-Gwangju) took bronze. Diving’s Lee Jae-kyung (Gwangju Sports Association) won silver on the 10-meter platform and bronze on the 3-meter springboard in synchronized swimming .The men’s 400-meter relay team of Kim Kook-young (Gwangju City Hall) and Ko Seung-hwan (Gwangju City Hall) won the Asian Games bronze medal in a Korean record time, the first in 37 years.
In the women’s recurve archery team event, Choi Mi-sun (Gwangju Bank) and An An (Gwangju Women’s University) won their seventh consecutive 토토사이트 Asian Games team title. Baseball’s Choi Ji-min and Choi Won-jun (KIA Tigers) and soccer’s Chung Ho-yeon (Gwangju FC) were also part of the gold medal-winning teams .Gwangju Mayor Kang Ki-jeong sent congratulations to the athletes and officials from Gwangju on the occasion.
“Gwangju athletes, who have shown the power of Gwangju as a sports city, are truly long, long, long, long,” Mayor Kang said, “We have all enjoyed great joy and happiness thanks to you. Thank you for giving us so much courage, especially in this tiring and difficult time.”