Woo Haram (25, Korea Sports Promotion Agency) teamed up with Lee Jae-kyung (24, Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Council) to claim silver in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard diving event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
Uharam, the most decorated South Korean athlete in any sport at the Games, took his tally to nine medals.
Uharam and Lee finished second in the men’s synchro 3m springboard final at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, with a combined score of 393.00 points after the first to sixth dives.
Uharam won bronze in Incheon in 2014 and silver in Jakarta-Palembang in 2018 in the men’s synchro 3m with Kim Young-nam (27, Jeju-do).
This time, his partner was Lee Jae-kyung, but he still managed to win silver, making it three consecutive medals in the event.
Uharam’s overall Asian Games medal tally is nine (four silver, five bronze).
He won one silver and three bronze medals at Incheon 2014 and two silver and two bronze medals at Jakarta-Palembang 2018. He also won a silver medal in Hangzhou in his first event.
In the fourth period, her 5154B routine with the body beating movements secured her second place with a score of 79.56. Wu Haram and Lee Jae Kyung had the highest score in the fourth period.
Yan Zhiyue-He Chao (CHN) won the day. The Chinese pair scored an overwhelming 422.55 points.
The winner of the hard-fought second place battle was Wu Haram and Lee Jae Kyung.
They took home the silver medal with a score of 380.22, beating Muhamad Bin Buteh Woo Yi Liang (MAL) by 12.78 points.
It was a special achievement for Uharam, who has been struggling with a back injury since last year.
“I’ve hit rock bottom and I’m on my way up,” Uharam said after the event. “With this silver medal, I’ll be able to pick up the pace.”
“I knew from the article that I was the highest medallist in the Korean team,” he said, “so I’m proud, but it’s a shame we didn’t win any gold. The Chinese athletes are so good, but I will continue to challenge myself,” he added.
Uharam will look to add to his medal tally in two individual events on 2 October, the 1-metre springboard and 3-metre springboard.
“I’m an all-rounder (competing on both springboard and platform), so I can compete more often,” said Lee Jae-kyung, who finished second in her first Asian Games event. “I’ll do my best in every event, and if I make a mistake, I’ll make up for it in the next event.”
Lee will compete in the men’s synchronised 10m platform on 1 October, 3m springboard on 3 October and 10m platform on 4 October. 스포츠토토