[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Fencing Team Defeats China to Win 2nd Consecutive Team Event
Korea Fencing AG’s 50th gold medal in total
The Korean men’s fencing team won its second consecutive team title at the Asian Games.
Korean Men’s Fencing Team
The men’s foil team, consisting of Lee Gwang-hyun (Hwaseong City Hall),
Ha Tae-gyu (Daejeon Urban Development Corporation),
Heo Jun (Gwangju City Hall), and Lim Cheol-woo (Seongbuk-gu Office),
defeated China 45-38 in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games team event held at the Hangzhou Electronic University gymnasium in China on the 27th. defeated it. 카지노사이트킹
Korea, which won the men’s foil team event for the first time in 24 years at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, won gold for the second time in a row.
The men’s foil team was unable to place a winner in the individual competition at this competition,
ended up with no medals in the individual competition for the first time in 45 years since the 1978 Bangkok competition.
However, it maintained its top spot in Asia in the team competition with four members.
Korean fencing brought home its fourth gold medal in this competition,
following the men’s saber individual event (Oh Sang-wook),
the women’s saber individual event (Yoon Ji-soo),
the women’s epee individual event (Choi In-jeong).
Korean fencing, which had won 46 gold medals in the Asian Games until the Jakarta Games,
recorded its 50th gold medal in total.
On this day, Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 45-29 in the quarterfinals,
also cruised to a 45-37 victory in the semifinals against Hong Kong,
its opponent in the finals of the previous tournament.
The final against the host country, China, was not easy.
Lee Gwang-hyeon, who was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the individual competition,
took the lead and led 4-1 to Chen Hai-wei, but finished the first round with a 4-5 lead.
Korea, which had been dragged 7-10 through the second round when Heo Jun faced Xu Jie, fell to 11-15 in the third round as Ha Tae-gyu struggled with Woo Bin’s irregular play.
Lee Kwang-hyun, who came back in the 4th round, scored 7 points to narrow the score to 18-20, but after the 5th round when Ha Tae-gyu and Chen Hai-wei met, it became 20-25.
Heo Jun, who was unable to participate in the individual match of this tournament but has a lot of experience, blocked Woo Bin’s irregularities in the 6th round and scored 5 points in one go, leveling the score at 25-25, making the game a close match.