Shot put Kim Jeong Yu-seon “I believed in myself and competed”
Shot put Jeong Yoo-seon (26, Ansan City Hall) became the first Korean athlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) won the silver medal in the first competition of the season.
Jeong Yoo-sun won the gold medal in the women’s shot put final at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 11th, when she threw 16m98. Sujeong Lee (30, Seogwipo City Hall) came second with 16m45, and Eki Febri Ekawati (31, Indonesia) took third place with 15m44.
Jung Yoo-seon and Lee Soo-jeong, two of Korea’s leading track and field throwing events, competed fiercely. When Lee Soo-jung threw 16m23 in the second period to take the lead, Jeong Yoo-seon reversed it with 16m98 in the fourth period. Lee Soo-jung tried to turn her back in her 5th round바카라, but it was only 16m45. After the 6th period, the two players congratulated each other by exchanging high fives.
Jeong Yoo-sun said, “It was her first senior international competition, so she was very nervous, so her first record was poor, but I believed in myself and played. I am happy to win a gold medal in her first international competition.”
Woo Sang-hyeok, a Korean high jump star, won the silver medal with a record of 2.24m in the men’s high jump final held at the same place on the 12th. Woo Sang-hyeok, who advanced to the final with only one jump in the preliminaries, easily passed 2.15m, 2.20m, and 2.24m with light movements. After failing the first time at 2.28m, he immediately tried at 2.30m, but failed both attempts. On the other hand, Japan’s Akamatsu Ryoichi challenged in the second round of 2.28m and succeeded.
Korea did not have a big relationship with medals as only a few athletes participated in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. Until the previous competition, Choi Yun-hee’s silver medal in the women’s pole vault at the 2012 Hangzhou Games in China was the only medal.
However, Korea won medals from the first day of this competition. Men’s triple jump Yu Gyu-min (22, Iksan City Hall) won a bronze medal with a record of 16m73 on the 10th, and reported his second medal in 11 years after Choi Yoon-hee. Gyu-min Yoo said, “I will do my best with the goal of winning the World Championships this August and medaling at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.”