Asian Games, Fierce Medal Competition With Japan
Korean archery, Japanese karate, etc. remain… Variables such as the final match at the end of the competition
The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which opened on September 23rd and is about to close on the 8th, is heating up the competition for final medals.
As of the 3rd, Korea has won 32 gold medals, 42 silver medals, and 65 bronze medals, ranking second in the medal rankings after Japan with 33 gold medals, 47 silver medals, and 50 bronze medals.
Medal rankings such as those in the Olympics or Asian Games are not the official rankings of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and also do not fit the recent trend of ‘medal color is not important’. 카지노사이트
However, since the official website of the recent Olympics and Asian Games includes a section on medal rankings, and every media outlet does not report medal rankings, it is difficult for participating countries to not pay any attention.
The Korea Sports Council also set a goal of winning 50 gold medals and ranking 3rd in the overall ranking ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
However, in the previous competition, the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Japan pledged to close the gap where there were 75 gold medals and Korea had 49.
However, with only 4 days left until the closing of the competition, the gap in gold medals with Japan is only 1, so it is also natural that they are aiming to ‘retake second place overall’ 9 years after the 2014 Incheon Games.
First of all, Korea and Japan left one ‘medal box’ event in the remaining match schedule.
Korea is looking forward to archery, which will produce gold medals starting on the 4th, while Japan is expected to have karate starting on the 5th, which will be a ‘medal field’.
In archery, Korea won 4 out of 8 gold medals in the 2018 competition, and in karate, Japan also won 4 out of 12 gold medals in 2018.
There are 10 gold medals at stake in archery and 14 gold medals in karate at this competition.
In Korea’s case, in addition to archery, gold medals are expected in soft tennis, badminton, sport climbing, soccer, track and field, baseball, breaking, handball, and wrestling in the remaining schedules.
If we do well, it is expected that we will be able to reach the target of 50.
An official from the Japanese Olympic Committee said on the 4th, “Japan has not set a goal of winning a few gold medals at this event.
Depending on the situation in each event, second-level athletes participated in gymnastics and track and field, and 1.5-level athletes also participated in wrestling.” explained.
The events in which the second-tier players came overlapped with other competition schedules, such as the World Championships, while the first-tier players participated in other events, such as swimming, table tennis, and badminton.
When asked to predict the sports with the potential for gold medals in the remaining schedule, he responded, “Artistic swimming, badminton, archery, wrestling, karate, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, baseball, breaking, handball, hockey, soft tennis, etc.”
In particular, in addition to karate, Japan is also very strong in women’s wrestling, which has won six gold medals.
However, in Jakarta and Palembang in 2018, Japan only achieved ‘no gold’ in women’s wrestling.
First of all, in the remaining schedule, it is highly likely that the extent to which Korea sweeps gold medals in strong events such as archery and Japan in karate and women’s wrestling will be a variable in the competition for second place.
Additionally, the results of overlapping gold medal sports such as soccer, baseball, handball, badminton, and soft tennis are also expected to have a significant impact on the medal rankings.
Korea and Japan are already set to face each other in the finals of women’s handball on the 5th, and there is also a possibility of a ‘Korea-Japan match‘ in soccer, badminton, and soft tennis in the finals.