[Asian Games] North Korea Performs Well at the Beginning of the International Stage After 5 Years
North Korea is doing well in the early stages of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Although no notable results have been achieved yet, considering that North Korea has returned to comprehensive international competitions after five years, it is evaluated that it is making good progress.
According to MyInfo, an information site for the Asian Games Organizing Committee on the 25th,
North Korea had competed in five sports, including soccer, table tennis,
artistic gymnastics, judo, and boxing, until the previous day. 카지노사이트원
Chae Gwang-jin, who competed in the men’s 60kg judo event, won a bronze medal.
A smooth trend continued in major items of interest to North Korea.
The men’s national soccer team defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the first match of Group F in the preliminary round,
won 1-0 over Kyrgyzstan and Indonesia in the second and third matches, respectively.
The women’s soccer team won 7-0 in the first group match against Singapore.
The North Korean men’s and women’s soccer teams did not concede a single goal during four games.
Boxing’s Bang Cheol-mi (female) and Choi Cheol-man (male)
also won their first preliminary match against Korean and Japanese players, respectively, the previous day.
Women’s table tennis, made up of new players, failed to overcome Thailand’s barrier and fell in the quarterfinals,
but achieved the result of defeating Chinese Taipei in the group stage.
However, in the flagship event, Judo, Jeon Su-seong in the women’s 48kg class,
Lee Geum-seong in the men’s 66kg class, and Kim Won-geum in the women’s 52kg class failed to advance to the medal match.
The women’s 48kg class is also the weight class that ‘Judo hero’ Gye Sun-hee won the title in 1996 at the age of 17 by defeating Japan’s Ryoko Tamura at the Atlanta Olympics in the United States.
On the 25th, North Korea’s Kwon Kwang-il, who has experience winning international competitions in shooting, and Park Myeong-won,
who served as North Korea’s flag bearer at the Asian Games, are aiming for the gold medal.
After participating in the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, North Korea was disciplined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for boycotting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,
saying it would prevent the introduction of novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) into the country.
The disciplinary action was lifted on January 1 of this year,
North Korea sent 185 athletes across 18 sports to this tournament, its return to the international stage.