[Asian Games] Hangzhou Asian Games Korea’s First Gold Medal is Taekwondo Poomsae… Kang Wan-jin Wins Men’s Division
Kang Wan-jin (Hongcheon-gun Office), a representative of the Korean Taekwondo Poomsae event,
won the first gold medal for the Korean team at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Kang Wan-jin defeated Taiwan’s Ma Yun-jung in the Asian Games Taekwondo Poomsae men’s individual event
held at the Lin’an Sports and Culture Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province,
China, on the afternoon of the 24th and stood at the top of Asia.
As Kang Wan-jin received 8.000 and 7.460 points in the first and second games of the finals 바카라사이트
held as certified Poomsae Korea and free Poomsae, respectively, defeating Ma Win-jung (7.880 and 7.080 points).
This was the first gold medal for the Korean team at this tournament.
Poomsae, which became an official sport at the 2018 Asian Games, gave the Korean team its first gold medal at the time.
Kang Wan-jin, who won the gold medal in the men’s team event at the Asian Games five years ago,
stood at the top of the individual event this time and enjoyed his second consecutive victory.
Poomsae, which is competed in a stadium measuring 12 meters in width and height, is graded based on the average scores of 5 of the 7 judges, excluding the highest and lowest scores.
In this competition, certified Poomsae will be used in both the first and second matches from the preliminaries to the quarterfinals,
in the semifinals and finals, one match will be certified Poomsae and two matches will be free Poomsae.
Kang Wan-jin, who was named Korea’s first gold medalist, won the championship without any major difficulties.
It was Kang Wan-jin, who easily advanced to the round of 16 with a bye,
received 7.780 and 7.810 points in the first and second quarterfinal games, comfortably defeating Thailand’s Nuttaphat Kaeokan (7.520 and 7.560 points).
She scored 7.780·7.040 points in the semifinals, defeating Vietnam’s Tran Ho Duy (7.640·6.600 points),
showed off her skills without mistakes in the finals.
Kang Wan-jin has recently won the title at every international competition, showing off his fierce momentum and solidifying his status as the ‘signature’ of Korean Poomsae in name and reality.
At the Summer World University Games held in Chengdu, China last July,
Kang Wan-jin took first place in the Poomsae individual event.
She also took the top spot in the men’s division at the Asian Poomsae Championships and the Goyang World Poomsae Championships held last year.