Shot put thrower Jeong Yoo-seon, Korea’s first indoor track and field gold

Jeong Yoo-seon (26, Ansan City Hall) in the women’s shot put became the first Korean athlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships.

In the shot put finals of the tournament held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 11th, Chung Yu-sun recorded 16m98, so she beat second place (16m45) Lee Soo-jeong (30, Seogwipo City Hall) to reach the top. She became the first Korean athlete to win the Asian Indoor Championships. In the meantime, Choi Yoon-hee (37) of the women’s pole vault, her silver medal at the 2012 Hangzhou Games in China was her only medal and her best result. On the 10th, Yoo Gyu-min (22, Iksan City Hall) won a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump. Korea has dispatched only a handful of athletes to the Asian Indoor Championships, but this time it dispatched 8 athletes in 7 events and achieved the best results ever. 바카라

Jeong Yoo-sun is bisecting the Korean women’s shot put with her national team senior, Lee Soo-jung. Jeong Yoo-seon, who finished second behind Lee Su-jeong at the National Athletics Championships in June of last year, pushed Su-jeong Lee to second place at the National Sports Festival held in October of that year to win the gold medal. Even in the finals of this tournament, Jeong Yu-sun was 2nd out of 7 players with 15m26 (2nd period) until the 3rd period, but she threw 16m98 in the 4th period and beat Lee Soo-jeong who threw 16m45 in the 5th period. Jeong Yoo-seon said, “She was confident when she won a meaningful medal in her first competition this year. She will prepare well for the Asian Games and challenge for her medal,” she said.

Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), who competed in this event for the first time this season, recorded 2m24 in the men’s high jump final on the 12th, only to be beaten by Ryoichi Akamatsu (28, Japan), who surpassed 2m28, to get the silver medal. Mutaz Barshim (32, Qatar), a gold medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and a rival of Woo Sang-hyeok, who won five consecutive victories in this event until the last tournament, did not participate.

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