“Goodbye Hangzhou”…Finishing the great Asian Games after waiting for 5 years

Korea Gold 42, Silver 59, and Bronze 89 ranked 3rd overall
Breaking Kim Hong-yeol, Korean jockey for closing ceremony
The next venue is Aichi and Nagoya

The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, held in six cities in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, ended on the 8th after a 16-day battle.

The closing ceremony of the tournament was held at 9 p.m. at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in China. 스포츠토토

Breaking Kim Hong-yeol was in charge of the Korean team’s closing ceremony. Kim Hong-yeol won the silver medal in breaking, which was adopted as an official event for the first time in this competition.

The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were postponed for a year in the aftermath of COVID-19 and held five years after the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, heated up Hangzhou, which claims to be the cradle of China’s information technology (IT) industry with the motto of eco-friendly, digital, and smart.

The Summer Asian Games, China’s third after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010, were particularly well received by the 45 National Olympic Committee (NOC), which participated without much noise in the operation of the game and judgment.

In this competition, 12,500 athletes from 45 countries participated, the most ever, competing for 481 gold medals in 40 sports.

Korea, which dispatched 1,140 athletes to 39 events, won 42 gold medals, 59 silver medals, and 89 bronze medals, achieving the third overall goal. China ranked first with 201 gold medals, and Japan (52 gold medals).

North Korea returned to the international stage for the first time in a long time and ranked 10th with 11 gold medals.

Korea made a strong impression by doing well in swimming, fencing, taekwondo, and archery.

In particular, Suyeong set 17 new Korean records and won six gold medals, six silver medals and 10 bronze medals. It is the most gold medal ever in swimming at the Asian Games.

Fencing also won six gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals, achieving four consecutive all-around wins since the 2010 Guangzhou Games. In addition, fencing has become the largest number of gold medals (52) in Asian Games history thanks to the six gold medals earned at the event.

In archery, I once again confirmed that it is the world’s strongest country. In Recurve, he won four golds, one silver, and one bronze, and in compound, he did well with three silvers and two bronzes, although there was a regret of “no gold” for the first time in history.

Men’s soccer and baseball, which are team ball games, had a spectacular finale with gold medals on the 7th, the day before the closing.

The closing ceremony will conclude with the Hangzhou Organizing Committee handing over the flag to the Aichi and Nagoya Organizing Committee of Japan, which will host the 20th Asian Games in 2026.

Japan hosted the Summer Asian Games for the third time after the 1958 Tokyo Games and the 1994 Hiroshima Games.

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