Roller Skating Team Wins by 0.01 seconds… I was Doing the Ceremony Too Quickly
At the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, an absurd incident occurred when they mistakenly assumed they had won and held a hasty victory ceremony, only to suffer a come-from-behind defeat.
The main character is the Korean roller skating speed men’s national team.
The national team consisting of Choi In-ho, Choi Kwang-ho, and Jeong Cheol-won came in second place in the finals of the competition held at the Qiantang Roller Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 2nd.
Korea’s record was 4 minutes 5.702 seconds, only 0.01 seconds behind first place Taiwan (4 minutes 5.692 seconds).
Korea, which was leading until the last lap, allowed Taiwan to take the lead just before the finish line. 안전놀이터
The problem was that the last runner, Jeong Cheol-won,
had a premonition of victory and became complacent before the finish line.
Just before crossing the finish line, Jeong Cheol-won straightened his back and raised his arms in an early ceremony.
At this time, the Taiwanese athlete behind him did not give up until the end,
stuck out his left foot, and crossed the finish line before Jeong Cheol-won.
The Korean players, who mistakenly thought they had won and went to the Taegeukgi ceremony,
were unable to hide their embarrassment after belatedly checking the official records.
National team officials were unable to raise any objections after watching the video of the game and listening to the referee’s explanation.
After the awards ceremony, Jeong Cheol-won bowed his head and said, “My mistake was too big.
I let my guard down and made the mistake of not riding until the end.
I am sorry to my (fellow) athletes and I am sorry to the many people who supported me.”
Korean roller skating seemed to have continued its golden run for three consecutive days since the 30th of last month when the schedule for this competition began,
but unfortunately had to be satisfied with a silver medal on this day.
The women’s national team won a silver medal in the 3,000m relay held earlier in the day.