Korea won the most medals among athletes participating in the Asian Games. This is an achievement achieved in a country that is barren for diving.
The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China from the 23rd to October 7th. The Asian Games, which were scheduled to open last year, were postponed for a year due to the spread of COVID-19 and will be held this year.
Korea has high hopes for this year’s swimming event. This is because there were the most gold medals at stake, 57.
Asian Games swimming is broadly divided into five categories: swimming, diving, artistic swimming, water polo, and open water swimming. Of these, the majority of medals (41) are in swimming, with two gold medals each in artistic swimming, water polo, and open water swimming.
Most of the public’s eyes are focused on management Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), a leading figure in the swimming world and a ‘new record maker’, and freestyle middle and long-distance ace Kim Woo-min (Gangwon Provincial Office).
In diving, where 10 gold medals are at stake, the barrier in China, the host country, is quite high. However, a promising player born in Korea, a diving wasteland, is taking on the challenge of hunting for gold.
Diving star Woo Ha-ram (Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) has won the most medals among the Korean national team currently participating in the Asian Games. At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, she won one silver medal (synchronized 10m platform) and three bronze medals (synchronized 3m springboard, 1m springboard, 10m platform), and at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Games, she also won two silver medals and two bronze medals. It set the record for the most awards with a total of 8.온라인바카라
In particular, the individual medal recorded at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games was 28 years after Lee Seon-ki’s bronze medal record at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, and the 1m springboard medal was Korea’s first record.
Diving is one of the lesser-known sports in Korea. There are not many training facilities for practice, and the infrastructure is poor. However, Woo Ha-ram quietly improved his performance in international competitions despite the harsh environment, sparking interest in this Hangzhou challenge.
Woo Ha-ram announced that an Olympic medal was his ultimate goal through his official series of posts posted last June, saying, “I think the Hangzhou Asian Games are the last test stage before the Olympics. Of course, I will approach the Asian Games with the determination to win a medal, but I will wait for more detailed information.” “The goal of the Asian Games is to perform at a level that will win an Olympic medal,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the diving event of the Hangzhou Asian Games, in which Woo Haram will participate, will be held from September 30 to October 4.