[Asian Games] Fencing Choi In-jeong Wins the Women’s Epee Individual Event After an Extended Period with Song Sera
Choi In-jeong, bronze medalist for the second time in a row,
first gold medal in individual competition… Sera Song won a silver medal in her first appearance
Fencing Choi In-jeong (33, Gyeryong City Hall) won her first gold medal
by winning the women’s epee individual event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Choi In-jeong won her gold medal by defeating her national team colleague Song Se-ra (30, Busan Metropolitan City Hall)
9-8 in overtime in the final of the women’s epee individual event
held at the Hangzhou Electronic University Gymnasium in China on the 24th.
Fencing Choi In-jeong
Choi In-jeong, who only won a bronze medal in the individual event and a silver medal in the team event at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta and Palembang competitions, 카지노사이트킹
succeeded in winning her first Asian Games gold medal at the end of ‘two rounds and three periods’.
On the other hand, Serah Song, who advanced to the finals in her first Asian Games,
had to be content with a silver medal.
Korean fencing, which has recently been somewhat stagnant on the international stage,
has laid the foundation for a rebound thanks to the women’s epee event, which opened the door to medals.
On this day, Choi In-jeong, who defeated Kyria Abdul Rahman (Singapore) in the round of 16 and Pitsova Ulyana (Kazakhstan) in the quarterfinals,
defeated Murzataeva Dilnaz (Uzbekistan) 15-12 in the semifinals to advance to the finals of her first individual event.
In the semifinals, Song Sera defeated Vivian Kong (Hong Kong, 2nd place),
the highest ranking Asian player in the world, 15-11, and advanced to the finals,
completing a ‘family battle’ with Choi In-jeong for the gold medal.
The match between Korean players in the finals of the women’s epee women’s individual event at the Asian Games,
held 21 years after Kim Hee-jung (gold medal) and Hyun Hee (silver medal) at the 2002 Busan Games, was tense throughout.
The match was so close that the gap between the two players never widened by more than one point.
The two were tied 2-2 at the end of the first round and 5-5 at the end of the second round.
Starting the third game, Choi In-jeong took the lead by scoring a point first,
then the two players recorded simultaneous hits in succession, leading to a breathtaking situation.
After Song Sera tied the score at 8-8 with about 1 minute and 30 seconds left,
the third game ended and went into overtime.
When about 15 seconds had passed in the one-minute overtime round,
Choi In-jeong’s stabbing aimed at Song Se-ra’s arm hit the mark,
scoring the first point, and the close match ended with the victory of ‘older sister’ Choi In-jeong.
Song Se-ra, who swept the individual and team competitions
at last year’s World Championships and was expected to be a gold medal candidate,
will challenge for victory in the team competition on the 27th with Choi In-jeong.
Meanwhile, in the men’s foil individual event held earlier that day,
Gwang-Hyeon Lee (Hwaseong City Hall) had the best result by reaching the quarterfinals.
It has been 45 years since the 1978 Bangkok Games that Korea received no medal in the men’s foil individual event.
Korean fencing, which started the first day of the Asian Games without a problem with a gold and a silver medal,
is aiming for additional medals in the men’s saber and women’s foil individual events led by Koo Bon-gil (Korea Sports Promotion Foundation),
who is attempting his fourth consecutive individual victory on the 25th.