Kim Jang-woo (24, Changheung County) won a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump at the Asian Athletics Championships.
Kim jumped 16.39 meters to finish third in the men’s triple jump final at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Abdullah Abubaker (India) won the event with a leap of 16.92 meters, while Hikaru Ikehara (Japan) was second at 16.73 meters.스포츠토토
Kim Jang-woo fell short of his personal best of 16.78 meters, but it was his best performance of the season. It is the first time in three editions and eight years that a South Korean has won a medal in the men’s triple jump at an Asian Championships since Kim Deok-hyun (16m86) in Wuhan, China, in 2015.
Alternatively, men’s hammer thrower Lee Yoon-chul (40, Yinseong Guncheong), who won bronze in Bhubaneswar, India, in 2017, attempted to win a medal at the Asian Championships for the first time in six years, but finished fifth at 69m74. Park Seo-jin (30, Mokpo City Hall) was sixth in the women’s hammer with 59.20 meters. Kim Da-eun (20-Gapyeong County Office) qualified for the semifinals in the women’s 100 meters with a third-place finish in heat two of 11.94. The women’s 100-meter semifinals will be held at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday. In the men’s 100 meters, Park Won-jin (20-Sokcho City Hall) and Lee Si-mon (22-Korea Gymnastics University) also advanced to the semifinals. Won clocked 10.48 seconds and Lee 10.50 seconds. They will compete in the semifinals at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.