[Asian Games] Lee Jae-kyung Defeats Woo Ha-ram and Takes 3rd Place… Men’s Diving 3m Spring Medal for First Time in 37 Years
Lee Jae-kyung (24, Gwangju Metropolitan City Sports Council) won a medal in the individual event following the synchro event.
As Lee Jae-kyung took third place with a total of 426.20 points from the first to sixth periods in the men’s 3m springboard diving final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 3rd.
4th place was Woo Ha-ram (25, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation), the ‘signature of Korean diving’.
Woo Ha-ram was in 3rd place until the 5th period, but in the 6th period,
he made a big mistake while attempting a twist movement (5156B) that involves two and a half turns and twisting the torso with a difficulty level of 3.9, adding only 46.80 points. 카지노사이트원
Woo Ha-ram’s final score was 411.05 points.
In the 6th period, Jaekyung Lee earned 69.00 points with a Difficulty 3.0 performance (405B) of ‘standing with your back to the pool,
leaping forward with an inward motion, and doing two and a half laps in a pike position with both legs straight and holding the legs with both arms’ succeeded in turning the tables.
In the 6th period, with mixed emotions, Lee Jae-kyung took the title of ‘the first Korean athlete to win a medal in the men’s 3m springboard individual event at the Asian Games 37 years after Lee Seon-gi at the 1986 Seoul Games.’
Lee Jae-kyung, who was competing for the first time in the Asian Games, won consecutive silver medals in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard with Woo Ha-ram and the men’s synchronized 10m platform with Kim Young – nam (27, Jeju Provincial Office),
added a medal in the individual event as well.
He will also participate in the 10m platform individual exhibition on the 4th.
At the start of this competition, Lee Jae-kyung humbled herself by saying,
“Seniors Woo Ha-ram and Kim Young-nam won’t make mistakes,
so I just have to do well,” and “I learned a lot by training with my seniors.”
Lee Jae-kyung, who worked with experienced seniors in synchro and collected two silver medals,
beat ‘Korean diving star’ Woo Ha-ram in her individual event and climbed to the top of the podium.
Lee Jae-kyung, the ‘husband of a diving couple’ who married former diver Kang Yoo-na, bagged three medals for her wife.
Woo Ha-ram, who has a total of 10 medals in the Asian Games, failed to add a medal in his last game of this tournament due to a mistake made in the last period.
Wang Zongyuan (China), the strongest player in this event, won with 542.30 points.