Korea’s national shot put Yu-seon Jeong (26, Ansan City Hall) stood on the highest podium at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.
Jeong Yoo-sun won the championship by throwing 16m98 in the women’s shot put final at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 11th.
Her silver medal that day also belonged to a Korean athlete. Sujeong Lee (30, Seogwipo City Hall) came in second with a height of 16m45. Third place was Eki Febri Ekawati (31, Indonesia) who threw 15m44.
After the game, an awards ceremony was held, and Jeong Yoo-seon and Lee Su-jeong sang the national anthem together while wearing the national flag.
The two Korean players competed fiercely for the championship. Lee Soo-jeong threw a 16m23 in the second period to take the lead, but Jeong Yoo-seon threw a 16m98 in the fourth period and succeeded in reversing.
Lee Soo-jung was strong in her 5th round, but her shot fell to the 16m 45 point. After the game ended after the 6th period, Jeong Yoo-sun and Lee Soo-jeong shared a ‘golden silver high five’.
Jeong Yoo-seon and Lee Soo-jeong are senior and junior leading the track and field throwing event in Korea. Jeong Yoo-seon holds the 3rd place record in Korea at 17m12, and Lee Soo-jeong holds the 4th place at 16m81.
Jeong Yoo-sun, who won her gold medal, also set a record for her ‘first in Korean track and field’.
Until now, Korean athletics has only sent a small number of athletes to the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. Prior to this event, Korea’s only medalist at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships was Choi Yoon-hee, who jumped 4m30 and placed second in the women’s pole vault at the 5th Hangzhou Games in China in 2012.
On the 10th, the first day of the 10th competition, Yu Gyu-min won the bronze medal in the men’s triple jump. He was the second Korean medalist ever.
Jeong Yoo-sun won the gold medal on the second day of the competition, becoming the first Korean athlete to win the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.
Kim Kook-young (32, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall), who competed in the men’s 60m, took first place with a time of 6.75 seconds in group 4 of the preliminary round, but was disqualified for a false start in the semifinals.
On the 12th, the last day of the competition, Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) will challenge to win the gold medal in the men’s high jump final, which starts at 8:30 p.m. 스포츠토토
Woo Sang-hyeok passed 2m14 in the first round in the preliminary round on the 11th and advanced to the final with a tie for first place. Since Mutaz Esa Bashim (32, Qatar) did not participate in this tournament, there is no player to threaten Woo Sang-hyeok.
If Woo Sang-hyeok demonstrates his skills, the second Korean gold medalist at the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships will be born.
The men’s 60m hurdles final, in which Kim Gyeong-tae (26, Ansan City Hall) will compete, will be held at 10:10 pm on the 12th. Kim Kyung-tae secured a ticket to the final with a time of 7.79 seconds in the preliminaries on the 11th.
Choi Dong-hwi (25, Armed Forces Sports Corps) in the men’s heptathlon also digests the rest of the schedule.