KOREA’S MAIN SQUAD ARRIVES IN HANGZHOU FOR THE FINAL WITH MORE THAN 50 GOLD MEDALS

After a one-year postponement, the Korean athletes who will compete at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which kick off on 23 August, arrived in Hangzhou, China, on 20 August .The Korean team, led by Choi Yoon, departed for China through Incheon International Airport and entered the arrivals hall of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport with a cheerful expression .South Korea is sending a record number of 1,140 athletes to compete in 39 sports at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will kick off on 23 October and run until 8 October in six cities including Hangzhou, capital of China’s Zhejiang province. The athletes are travelling to China in sequence according to their respective competition schedules, and the main group that arrived in Hangzhou today included 14 members of the tennis team, including Kwon Sun-woo (Dangjin City Hall), 17 members of the shooting team, 22 members of the hockey team, and seven members of the skateboarding team. Choi Yoon, the head coach, and Jang Jae-geun, the head of the National Athletes’ Village, along with 35 other officials, also arrived in Hangzhou. “We arrived in Hangzhou with a lot of support and welcome,” Choi said. “All 1,140 athletes competing in the Games have tried to fulfil their dreams. They all have their own stories. I hope the public will support us and cheer for Korea. “At the Games, the Korean athletes are aiming to win up to 50 gold medals and finish third in the overall standings. Korea finished third overall at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago with 49 gold, 58 silver and 70 bronze medals. “We have prepared hard to win more than 50 gold medals. Our athletes are capable of that,” Choi said, adding, “No matter what the outcome, I hope many people will be happy through sports. I hope both the people and the athletes are happy.””Wu Yibing will have an advantage as she is from Hangzhou, but if she overpowers her opponents with her skills, the venue will not matter much,” said Korean tennis sensation Kwon Soon-woo. “I have worked really hard to prepare for the singles and doubles events at the Asian Games. I hope to achieve good results.”Moon Kang-ho (Gangwon-do Rollersports Federation), the second youngest member of the Korean squad, born in April 2011, said he was “really excited” and with a clear expression befitting his age, “I want to introduce skateboarding to my country, and I want to reach the final.”Kwak Jun-hyuk (KT Rolster), an esports FIFA Online 4 player who arrived in Hangzhou on a different flight, said, “My goal is to win Korea’s first ever esports gold medal,” and vowed to do his best to achieve a good result, although China, playing at home, will have an advantage. “It is most important that the athletes travel safely and without incident,” said Korean Sports Ministry President Lee Ki-heung at Incheon International Airport before the team’s departure. There were many difficulties due to the postponement due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, and I hope the players can fully demonstrate their skills.” “We are receiving reports” about some local operations that have not gone smoothly, such as whether football training grounds are open to the public, Lee said. “There may be such things before the tournament starts in earnest, but I think it will go well after the opening ceremony.” South Korea’s competition schedule had already started the day before, on the 19th.Hwang Sun-hong’s men’s football team recorded the first win of the tournament with a 9-0 victory over Kuwait, led by a hat-trick from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), in their Group E opener at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on the afternoon of the 19th.On the 21st, the men’s football group stage second leg against Thailand and the men’s volleyball qualifying second leg against Cambodia will follow .The medal race will begin in earnest on the 24th, the day after the opening ceremony .The swimming management team, including Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), arrived on the 21st and will compete in the medal race on the 24th. Hwang will compete with Fan Zhanle (CHN) for the men’s 100 metres 카지노사이트킹 freestyle title on the 24th. The Korean athletes will take part in the official arrival ceremony on the morning of the 21st.

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