[Asian Games] Kim Su-ji Challenges for Korea’s First Women’s 3m Spring Medal… Advance to Finals in 3rd Place
In the men’s 10m platform preliminaries, Kim Young-taek placed 6th and Lee Jae-kyung placed 7th.
Su-ji Kim (25, Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall) is attempting to become the first Korean athlete to win a medal in the women’s 3m springboard individual diving event at the Asian Games. 토토사이트
Kim Su-ji ranked third with a total of 302.45 points in the first to fifth periods in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Diving Women’s 3m Springboard Preliminary held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 4th.
Park Ha-reum (25, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall) finished the preliminary round in 8th place with 219.50 points.
Excluding Noor Sabri (Malaysia), who did not participate in the preliminaries,
9 players will compete in the finals at 6:30 pm Korean time.
Passing the preliminaries doesn’t mean much, but as Kim Su-ji finished the preliminaries in third place,
her dream of becoming the first Korean Asian Games diving women’s 3m springboard medalist grew.
No Korean athlete has yet won a medal in the women’s 3m springboard diving event,
which became an official event at the 1954 Manila Games.
This is an opportunity for Kim Su-ji, the ‘Korean women’s diving symbol,’ to set another milestone.
Suji Kim placed third in the women’s 1m springboard at the 2019 Gwangju World Championships,
making her the first Korean female athlete to win a World Aquatics Championships medalist.
In the preliminaries, China’s Chen Yiwen (376.00 points) and Chang Yani (320.15 points),
who jointly won the gold medal in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard event, ranked first and second.
Suji Kim is expected to compete for the bronze medal in the finals with Sayaka Mikami (Japan),
who placed fourth in the preliminary round with 301.05 points.
In the men’s 10m platform individual preliminaries, Kim Young-taek (22, Jeju Provincial Office) took 6th place with 389.95 points,
Lee Jae-kyung (24, Gwangju Metropolitan City Sports Council) took 7th place with 367.60 points.
13 people participated in the preliminaries that day, and 12 will advance to the finals held in the afternoon.