The joke in the archery world that ‘Korean national team selection is much more difficult than winning medals in the Olympics or Asian Games’ was accurate.
At the Chung Mong-Goo Cup Korea Archery Competition, the most prestigious event in Korea, seven of the eight recurve men’s and women’s national teams participating in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games this month suffered one after another, failing to advance to the semifinals. In the men’s division, Lee Woo-seok (Kolon) was the only survivor.
The ‘Hyundai Motors Chung Mong-Goo Cup Korea Archery Competition 2023’ completed its third day at the War Memorial and Peace Square in Yongsan-gu on the 2nd.토토사이트
The men’s and women’s semifinals have been decided for each recurve and compound event.
The highly anticipated Asian Games national team players packed their bags early. In the women’s division, Ansan (Gwangju Women’s University), Kang Chae-young (Hyundai Mobis), Im Si-hyeon (Korea National Sport University), and Choi Mi-seon (Gwangju Bank) all failed to advance to the semifinals.
In the men’s division, Oh Jin-hyuk (Hyundai Steel), Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City Hall), and Kim Je-deok (Yecheon County Office), the trio who won gold medals in the team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and are about to participate in the Hangzhou Games, did not advance to the semifinals. Kim Woo-jin is the defending champion.
Lee Woo-seok is the only survivor and aims to win.
Although they are the world’s best archers who have won the Taegeuk mark after going through a difficult national team selection and final evaluation match, this scene shows that the overall skills of domestic athletes have been greatly improved.
Lee Woo-seok met Kim Je-deok in the quarterfinals on this day and narrowly won with a set score of 6-4 (28-28 29-30 29-28 28-28 30-26) to challenge for the championship.
Along with Woo-seok Lee, Dae-han Koo (Cheongju City Hall), Hyun-taek Choi (Seowon University), and Seon-woo Park (Seoul City Hall) advanced to the semifinals.
Lee Woo-seok expressed his determination, saying, “I will think of this as the upcoming Asian Games and will do my best to achieve good results.”
In the women’s division, Da So-mi Jeong, Soo-jeong Yoo (Hyundai Department Store), Ye-jin Oh (Gwangju Women’s University), and Doona Im (LH) advanced to the semifinals.
The semifinals and finals will be held at the same location on the 3rd.
In the compound event, which was added starting from this competition, the inaugural winner will be determined.
In the men’s division, Kang Dong-hyun, Choi Yong-hee, Kim Jong-ho (Hyundai Steel), and Yoon Young-jun (Incheon Gyeyang-gu Office) reached the semifinals, and in the women’s division, Oh Yu-hyeon (Jeonbuk Provincial Office), Jo Soo-ah, Song Yun-su (Hyundai Mobis), and Kwon Na-rae (Bucheon G-Sports) reached the semifinals. .
The total prize money for this competition is 520 million won, the largest ever. In the case of the recurve category, the winner receives a prize of 100 million won. The prize money for first place in the compound is 20 million won.
The Korea Archery Association said, “We ask for your interest on the last day of the competition, when you can watch the world’s best athletes compete right in front of you.”