Park Eunsong-Kim Ji-jung reaches bronze medal match
South Korean men’s judoka Lee Jun-hwan (21-Yongin University) is in the hunt for gold.
Lee defeated Yuhei Oino
(JPN) in overtime (golden score) 한국야동 in the men’s judo 81kg semifinals at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian
Games on Friday at the Linfu Gymnasium in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
Lee secured the silver medal in the final.
If he advances past the final, he will win the first gold medal for Korean judo at the Games.
The semifinals between the Korean and Japanese prospects were fiercely contested. After four minutes
of regulation time, the match went into overtime.
Who was leading the match, 성인웹툰 lost half of the match to Oino’s reversal at 3:19 of overtime.
However, Hwang Hee-tae, the head coach of the Korean National Team, immediately challenged the call
and it was overturned after a video review.
After taking a breather, Lee regained his composure.
A tired Oino received his third point in 6:29 of overtime for passive play, sealing the victory for Lee.
Lee Jun-hwan is touted as the next great Korean ace.
He won gold in the men’s 81kg category at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam in
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in June last year, defeating the best of the best. He also won gold at the
Portuguese Grand Prix in January and bronze at the World Championships in May.
Lee, who is competing in his first Asian Games, had his eyes set on the top of the podium.
Meanwhile, Park Eun-song (Donghae City Hall) will continue her quest for a medal in the women’s 57kg bronze medal match.
Kim Ji-jung (Suncheon City Hall) will also compete in the bronze medal match in the women’s 63 kg category.
Han Hee-joo (KH Philux) lost to North Korea’s Moon Sung-hee in the round of 16, while Kang Heon-cheol
(Yongin City Hall) had his medal hopes dashed by Kim Chul-kwang (Yongin City Hall) in the round of 16. 19가이드03