South Korea secured its first medal in 37 years by finishing third in the men’s 400m relay at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The South Korean men’s 400-meter relay team won a bronze medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games in a national record time.
It’s been 37 years since South Korea has won a medal in the men’s 400-meter relay at an Asian Games.
The Korean men’s sprint relay team of Lee Jung-tae (27-Anyang City Hall), Kim Kook-young (32-Gwangju Metropolitan Government), Lee Jae-sung (22-Korea Gymnastics) and Ko Seung-hwan (26-Gwangju Metropolitan Government) crossed the line in 38.74 seconds to finish third in the men’s 400-meter relay final at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, today (2).
They finished behind China (38.29) and Japan (38.44), but ahead of Thailand (38.81) to take the bronze medal.
South Korea’s time of 38.74 equaled the previous South Korean record of 38.74 set in 2014 by Oh Kyung-soo, Cho Kyu-won, Kim Kook-young, and Yeo Joshua.
The South Korean men’s 400-meter relay team of Sung Nak-gyun, Jang Jae-geun, Kim Jong-il, and Shim Deok-sub won the country’s first Asian Games medal in the event, 먹튀검증 finishing third in Seoul in 1986.
It took them 37 years to win a second medal.