The first gold medal for Team Korea at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games came in cycling. Then, in shooting, the Korean athletes fought tooth and nail in the final, hitting both the gold and silver targets. In athletics, Jeon Min-jae (46-North Korea Para Athletics), a two-time world champion (100m, 200m) in Incheon 2014 and Indonesia 2018, became the first Korean athlete to stand on the podium.
Kim Jung-bin (32-North Korea Para Cycling Federation) won the men’s visually impaired (MB) 4000m individual pursuit at the CSC Velodrome in Hangzhou, China on March 23. He became the first South Korean athlete to win a gold medal at the event after setting a new meet record (4:32.549) in qualifying.
Kim competed in the tandem cycling event, which pairs a disabled athlete with a non-disabled athlete. The able-bodied athlete (pilot) rides in the front and pedals while operating the steering wheel, while the disabled athlete rides in the back and only pedals. Kim’s partner, Yoon Jung-heon (32, North Korea Para-Cycling Federation), also received a medal.
Lee Jang-ho (34, Cheongju City) and Park Jin-ho (46, Cheongju City) finished 1-2 in Shooting R1 (SH1 Men’s 10m Air Rifle) at the Fuyang Inhu Sports Center. Lee, who entered the final as the top overall qualifier (625.1 points), won the gold medal with 244.6 points. Park Jin-ho finished just 0.1 points behind the top spot and took home the prized silver medal. 토스카지노 주소
“Korean athletes score very high in the training center,” said Lee. We usually compete against each other, so it helped me a lot in practice,” said Lee. “I will use this as a springboard to grow further.” Park Jin-ho added, “The level of shooting in Korea is high, so the selection and national competitions are fierce. We were able to achieve good results based on that competitiveness.”
Korean Para-athletics legend Jeon Min-jae became the first Korean podium finisher in the women’s T36 200m final, crossing the line in second place (31.27). She took the lead early on, but was held off by China’s Xu Yixing, who broke her own world record. After winning two silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2010 Guangzhou Games, Jeon won back-to-back double titles (100m and 200m) in Incheon in 2014 and Indonesia in 2018.
“I was planning to retire after the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, but my record is good, so I will think about it again after running the 100 meters at this event,” Jeon said after the race, adding, “I will do my best to win gold on the 26th (100 meters).”