Ha Ji-min, Who Failed to Win 4 Times in a Row [sports]

[Asian Games] ‘Yachting Legend’ Ha Ji-min, Who Failed to Win 4 Times in a Row, Also has ‘Parenting’ as her Next Task

“A record like 4 consecutive losses is not important… It’s time to find a way to balance yachting and family.”

Regarding the “bad luck” of no wind on the final day, “I was in a good state of fighting ability, but it’s disappointing.”

“Four consecutive wins is a record.

Setting a record like this is not important to me.” 카지노

Ha Ji-min (Haeundae-gu Office), a ‘living legend’ of Korean yachting, has three gold medals won at the Asian Games.

If they had brought home the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, they could have achieved the feat of winning four consecutive games, starting with the 2010 Guangzhou Games.

However, Ha Ji-min's final medal color at this competition was silver.

Ha Ji-min said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 28th, "The media may be very interested in the record, but it is not important to me.

It is important to demonstrate my skills and show how much I have prepared.

“I don’t attach any meaning to the other parts,” he said, adding, “We were unable to achieve four consecutive wins.

But I think I showed as much as I prepared and my skills,” he said.

“Everyone’s skills improved that much.”

I accept it humbly.

“I was satisfied,” he said with a smile.

Ha Ji-min has been sailing the seas of China from the Xiangshan Sailing Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, since the 21st.

The men's laser sailing event in which Ha Ji-min participated was held 11 times from that day to the 26th.

And he planned to determine the final ranking after finishing the last race (medal race) on the 27th.

However, the wind was not blowing around the stadium so unexpectedly that the final race was canceled.

Yachts are ranked by assigning penalty points for each race and then comparing them.

The lower it is, the higher the ranking.

First place receives 1 point, second place receives 2 points, and so on, and the final race receives double points.

Ha Ji-min received a total of 33 penalty points in the 11 races from the 21st to the 26th.

The gap with first place Ryan Lo of Singapore (26 points) was 7 points.

It's a low probability, but if Ha Ji-min took first place in the final race with double penalty points and Ryan Law fell to fifth place, there could have been a dramatic turn of events.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, and the final ranking for the men's laser event was based on the results of the previous 11 races.

Ha Ji-min, who said she was satisfied with the results of the competition, including the loss of four consecutive losses and a silver medal, could not hide her disappointment at the loss of the opportunity to exert her final strength.

Ha Ji-min said, “The game was canceled... that’s really unfortunate.”

He added, “No matter what the outcome is, the more games you play, the more fun it is.

Having the opportunity itself is fun,” and added, “I also just happened to have improved my fighting skills, so it was worth the challenge, but I’m disappointed.”

The possibility of a four-game losing streak has disappeared, but will we see Ha Ji-min win her fourth gold medal in the next Asian Games?

Ha Ji-min's answer was negative.

Age is not an issue as he was born in 1989 and will turn 39 in 4 years.

Compared to other sports, sailing can be enjoyed regardless of age.

Ha Ji-min plans to focus on raising children for the time being.

He has a three-year-old daughter.

Ha Ji-min laughed and said, “Now I have to raise children,” and “I have to find a way to be compatible with my family.”

He said, "I don't know what I'll do about next year's Paris Olympics, but I feel like it won't be easy to participate in major international competitions for a while.

Sailing athletes are often away from home, so it's time to protect their families." He explained.

However, Ha Ji-min continues to harbor dreams and a desire to improve as a yachtsman.

Ha Ji-min said, "You might think that it's disappointing that someone who only won a gold medal won a silver medal, but there's nothing like that.

I just want to improve further," and added, "That's exactly what I felt through this competition.

If I learn and train more, I can get better and grow."

“I was happy to feel it,” he said.

Ha Ji-min, who has been at the forefront of Korean yachting for over 10 years, welcomed the appearance of a junior who stood out.

Although the events are different, Cho Won-woo (Haeundae-gu Office, Windsurfing RS:X) maintained the pride of Korean sailing by winning a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

He took first place in all but one of the 12 races, confirming his victory a day earlier than the final race day.

Ha Ji-min encouraged him, saying, "Wonwoo will also receive military service benefits through this gold medal.

He is young and in a position where he can challenge himself even to the Olympics."

At the same time, he said, "I hope that I will work harder.

I hope that I will work hard to achieve satisfactory performance so that I can win a medal in sailing at the Olympics."

Ha Ji-min is also an 'Olympic veteran' who has competed in the Olympic Games four times in a row, starting with the 2008 Beijing Games and ending with the 2020 Tokyo Games held in 2021.

His best result was 7th place at the Tokyo Olympics. Ha Ji-min is the first Korean yachtsman to be ranked in the top 10 at the Olympics.
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Spectacular Opening of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games [sports]

Eco-friendly, Digital, Smart… Spectacular Opening of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games

A record-high 12,000 people from 45 countries participated in the first international competition in the COVID-19 pandemic era.

A fierce battle for 481 gold medals for 17 days until October 8... Korea’s goal of 3rd place with over 50 gold medals

The 19th Summer Asian Games, which had been postponed for a year due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), opened grandly at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang, China, at 9 pm (Korean time) on the 23rd.

Due to the autumn rain that had drenched Hangzhou for four days until this morning, the idea of ​​moving the opening ceremony indoors was briefly discussed. 카지노사이트

However, as the rain subsided in the afternoon, the Games Organizing Committee held a meaningful opening ceremony for the first international sports competition commemorating the era of the COVID-19 endemic at the main stadium, Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, as scheduled.

Chinese President Xi Jinping personally attended the opening ceremony, along with athletes from each country, South Korean Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Kuwait Crown Prince Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, We welcomed major diplomatic envoys to Hangzhou, including Timor-Leste Prime Minister Nana Gusmao.

When the Asian Summer Games flame is rekindled five years after the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium, nicknamed the 'Big Lotus' for its vibrant display of the lotus flower symbolizing Hangzhou on the exterior of the stadium, the 4.6 billion people in Asia will enjoy 17 The daily frenzy finally begins.

Athletes from each country will enter in the order of the English alphabet abbreviations of the 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) belonging to the OCA.

Afghanistan (AFG) is the first to enter the ceremony, and North Korea (DPRK), with boxer Bang Cheol-mi and shooting Park Myeong-won as co-flagbearers, is the seventh.

North Korea unilaterally boycotted the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics held in 2021 for the reason of preventing the influx of COVID-19 into the country, but was banned from participating in international competitions until the end of 2022 after being sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC's disciplinary action was lifted at the start of 2023, and North Korea returned to international sports competitions for the first time in five years through this competition.

North Korea dispatched 185 athletes to 18 sports.

Koo Bon-gil (fencing) and Kim Seo-young (swimming), co-flagship bearers, and 100 Korean athletes enter for the 16th time, waving the national flag.

Korea will send out a team of 1,140 athletes, the largest ever, including players and officials, and take on the challenge with the goal of winning more than 50 gold medals and ranking third in the overall rankings.

After all athletes enter the final stage of the event, the host country, China, for 40 minutes, President Xi Jinping's opening declaration is followed by a 45-minute opening performance.

Eight Chinese sports stars, including legendary track and field coach Sun Haiping and diving legend Guo Jingjing, carried the OCA flag, and six people, including men's table tennis world number one Pan Zhendong and 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming gold medalist Wang Shun, stepped forward as the final torch runners to liven up the atmosphere. Raise it.

Hangzhou was unanimously selected as the host city for the 2022 Asian Summer Games at the 2015 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general meeting.

China is the third country to host the Asian Summer Games, following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

Hangzhou, which prides itself on being the headquarters of China's information technology (IT) industry, declared early on that it would hold this competition as an eco-friendly, digital, and smart competition.

In order to reduce carbon emissions, the fireworks display that has been the grand finale of the opening ceremony has been abolished, and instead, we will provide a unique experience with cutting-edge technologies that utilize 3D digital images, augmented reality (AR), 5th generation mobile communication technology, and big data. I promised.

The torch relay, both online and offline, and watching the game through an online platform are also new attempts to implement a 'smart' competition.

This year's Asian Games will begin the medal race in earnest at 54 stadiums in six cities in Zhejiang, including Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Huzhou, Shaoxing, and Jinhua, starting on the 24th and conclude on October 8.

12,000 athletes from 45 NOCs will stand at the starting line, risking their honor and the pride of their country, to compete for 481 gold medals in 40 sports and 61 specific events.
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Golf and Tennis Tour Competitions Resume in China [sports]

Golf and Tennis Tour Competitions Resume in China After 4 Years

International competitions begin again with the opening of the Hangzhou Asian Games

Golf and tennis tour competitions in China, which had been suspended for nearly four years, will resume. 온라인카지노사이트

The Women's Professional Tennis (WTA) Tour will hold the Galaxy Holding Group Guangzhou Open (total prize money of $259,000) in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, starting on the 18th.

This is the first time in three years and eight months that a WTA tour tournament has been held in mainland China since the Shenzhen Open in January 2020.

In China, starting with this tournament, the Ningbo Open, China Open, Zhengzhou Open, Hong Kong Open, Jiangxi Open, and Elite Trophy will continue until early November.

The Women's Professional Tennis tour in China began not being held in the first half of 2020 due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and from the end of 2021, China was banned from hosting tournaments due to problems with Chinese player Feng Shui.

After Feng Shuanyi claimed to have been sexually assaulted by China's former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in November 2021, public concerns about her safety arose around the world, and the WTA declared that it would suspend holding tour events in China until the allegations related to Feng Shuanyi were resolved. It has been done.

However, in April of this year, the WTA announced that it would resume hosting tour tournaments in China, and the first tournament will be the Guangzhou Open next week.

The Men's Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour will also be held in China next week, including the Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championship.

This is the first ATP Tour event in China in about four years since the Shanghai Masters in October 2019.

Golf's global tour tournaments will also be held again in China for the first time in a long time.

The LPGA Tour Buick Shanghai (total prize money: $2.1 million) will be held in Shanghai, China for four days starting October 12.

This is the first time in four years that the LPGA Tour has been held in China since the 2019 event.

An LPGA tour official said, "We are preparing to hold this year's Shanghai tournament normally."

In early November, the Volvo China Open (total prize money of $1.5 million), an Asian Tour tournament, will be held in Shenzhen, China, and this tournament will be held as a DP World Tour tournament in May 2024.

The Volvo China Open was held as a co-host of the European Tour and Asian Tour in 2019, and was reduced to a Chinese domestic tournament in 2020 and 2021, and was not held in 2022.

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, China has held few international competitions other than the 2022 Winter Olympics.

In particular, the suspension of the event was added due to political conflict with the WTA Tour.

However, starting with the hosting of the World University Games in Chengdu in July, it appears that the shutters that had been closed for so long are being loosened in earnest through the Hangzhou Asian Games and tour competitions such as tennis and golf this month.

At the selection ceremony for the Chinese national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games held on the 13th, Gao Zhidan, director of China's National Sports Administration, said, "Bring glory to the country and show the powerful power of China's modern sports training," adding, "I hope that all players will raise political awareness."

“Through this competition, let’s present a positive image of our country’s reform, economic development, and social progress to the Asian and international communities,” he said.
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