[Asian Games] Korean Men’s Fencing Foil Wins No Medal in Individual Competition for the First Time in 45 Years
Korean fencing suffered the humiliation of receiving no medal in the men’s individual foil event at the Asian Games for the first time in 45 years.
Kwang-Hyun Lee lost to Hong Kong’s Ryan Choi 14-15 in the quarterfinals of the tournament
held at the Hangzhou University of Electronics Gymnasium in China on the 24th.
Lee Gwang-hyun, who was down 2-5 in the beginning, did not lose his composure and used the momentum
to tie the score at 7-7, running away with the score at 11-8.
However, they allowed a last-minute chase and lost 13-13, ultimately losing by one point. 토토사이트
Lim Cheol-woo, who played together, lost 14-15 in a close match with Taiwan’s Jeon Yi-dong in the previous round of 16.
It has been 45 years since the 1978 Bangkok Games that the men’s foil failed to win a prize in the individual event at the Asian Games.
Fencing was omitted from the 1982 New Delhi Games, and starting from the 1986 Seoul Games,
he succeeded in winning medals in nine consecutive competitions.
During this period, he collected 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals.
At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competition, Youngki Son finished tied for third place.
After finishing the game, Lee Gwang-hyun met with a reporter and could not hide his regret,
saying, “As we were winning in the second half, I think the reason we lost was because we played defensively.
We should have focused on the attack, which was doing well.”
He continued, “As much as it is disappointing, I will try to show a better performance in the team competition.”
The men’s foil won the team event for the first time in 24 years at the Jakarta-Palembang competition.
Lee Gwang-hyun, Heo Jun, Ha Tae-gyu, and Lim Cheol-woo
will attempt to win their second consecutive team event on the 27th.