[Asian Games] Eun-ji Lee, 3rd Place in 100m Backstroke… 2 Backstroke Medals in 37 Years Since Choi Yun-hee
Lee Eun-ji (17, Bangsan High School) became the first Korean athlete to win two medals in the women’s backstroke event at a single Asian Games in 37 years since former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choi Yun-hee.
Eunji Lee competed in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swimming Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 27th.
She finished the race with a Korean tie record of 1 minute 00.03 seconds.
Both records of 1 minute, 00.03 seconds were recorded by Eunji Lee. 카지노사이트원
Wan Letian (19, China) won with 59.38 seconds, and Wang Xueer (25, China) took second place with 59.52 seconds.
Eunji Lee won the bronze medal by winning against Oh Hoi Sun (Hong Kong, 31).
Oh Hoi Sun’s record was 1 minute 00.78 seconds.
There are only three Korean athletes, sisters Choi Yun-jeong and Yoon-hee, and Lee Eun-ji, who have won more than two medals in the women’s backstroke event in a single event at the Asian Games.
Former Vice Minister Choi Yoon-hee achieved two consecutive wins in the 100m and 200m backstroke at the New Delhi Games in 1982 and the Seoul Games in 1986.
Choi Yun-jeong, the older sister of former Vice Minister Choi Yoon-hee, placed third in the 100m and 200m backstroke in Bangkok in 1978 and second in the 100m and 200m backstroke in New Delhi in 1982.
Eunji Lee took 3rd place in the 200m backstroke the previous day (26th), giving the Korean women’s backstroke an Asian Games medal for the first time in 25 years since Minji Shim (3rd place) in the 200m and Sumin Choi (3rd place in 100m) at the 1998 Bangkok Games.
As Lee Eun-ji stood on the podium for two consecutive days, she also became a ‘Korean multi-medalist’ in the women’s backstroke, a single event that had not appeared since the 1986 Seoul Games.
Eunji Lee was diagnosed with frostbite while receiving cryotherapy treatment at the end of August while training for the Asian Games.
Overcoming her physical and psychological trauma, Lee Eun-ji established herself as the most successful Korean female backstroker since former Vice Minister Choi Yun-hee, who was called the ‘Mermaid of Asia’.
She promised a brighter future for Lee Eun-ji, saying, “Everyone, please look forward to the future.”