Korean Recurve Archery achieves Best Results in 13 Years

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    [Asian Games] Korean Recurve Archery achieves Best Results in 13 Years… ‘Just Like this, All the Way to Paris’



    Compound is disappointed with ‘no gold’ after being pushed out by India, which ‘swept 5 golds’

    Korean recurve archery showed off the world's best power at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, raising expectations for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which is just one year away.

    With the archery schedule for the Hangzhou Asian Games ending on the 7th, the Korean recurve team swept four out of five gold medals in this event. 카지노사이트

    On the 4th, Im Si-hyun (Korea National Sport University) and Lee Woo-seok (Kolon) won their first gold medal together in the mixed team event (mixed event).

    Then, on the 6th, they won both the men's and women's team events and swept the gold medals in all three team events.

    The women's team achieved its 7th consecutive victory in the competition, and the men's team achieved a valuable achievement by winning the gold medal for the first time in 13 years since the 2010 Guangzhou Games.

    In addition, Im Si-hyeon defeated Ansan (Gwangju Women's University) in the women's individual finals, which was held on the 7th as a 'family fight' between Korean players, and won the championship.

    Korea added a fourth gold medal and a silver medal.

    Korea failed to win a gold medal only in the men's individual event.

    Lee Woo-seok, the only one to reach the semifinals, won the third place match and took home the bronze medal.

    Korea, which won four gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal, achieved its best performance since the 2010 Doha Games (4 gold medals), where it swept all events in a time when there were no mixed competitions.

    Although we were unable to achieve the 'sweep' of all five gold medals that we initially set as our goal, we can say that our performance easily exceeded the passing score.

    In particular, the women's recurve team erased the humiliation of receiving no gold at the Berlin World Championships held last August in just two months.

    Korean recurve archery is now aiming for Paris.

    Korea, which won four out of five gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is determined to show off its might as the ‘strongest’ Taegeuk archer in Paris.

    However, the face of the challengers may be different.

    Athletes who won gold medals this time must take off their 'class insignia' and compete in the 2024 national team selection match with other domestic athletes.

    In Korean recurve archery, a new ‘new archery’ appears at any time and threatens the existing national team.

    On the other hand, the compound national team left something to be desired.

    From the 2014 Incheon Games, where compound was introduced, to the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games, the Korean national team has consistently won more than two gold medals in this event.

    However, this time it ended up being ‘no gold’.

    The result was a loss to India in the finals of the men's team event, women's team event, and mixed event, where gold medals were expected.

    India took all five gold medals in the compound.

    This year, the compound national team showed much improvement, winning five medals at the World Cup and one medal at the World Championships under the leadership of American coach Rio Wild.

    However, India's rise is so steep that its status as an 'Asian leader' appears to be shaking.

    As there is talk of the possibility that compounding will be adopted as an official event at the 2026 LA Olympics, it seems that deeper consideration is needed to increase the competitiveness of this sport.

    The two silver medals won by Joo Jae-hoon (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power), a member of the club team, from the compound team are as meaningful as the four gold medals he won in recurve.

    Archery, a sport that has won numerous medals at the Olympics, is a sport that is very popular but not many people actually enjoy.

    This is an undisclosed ‘anxiety factor’ in Korean archery.

    The more people enjoy it, the more fertile the soil for the sport to develop.

    Compound archery has the advantage of being easier to learn because it puts less force on the shoulders, so it could be a 'priming water' for the popularization of archery.