“Aiming for 3rd place overall!” Choi Yoon and others leave Hangzhou today

The main body of the Korean athletes participating in the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games will head to Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday.

The main squad, led by Choi Yoon (Chairman of OK Financial Group and President of the Korea Rugby Union), will depart Incheon International Airport at 12:25 p.m. on Asiana OZ359 and arrive at the Hangzhou Athletes’ Village after a flight of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

A total of 100 athletes will depart on the 20th, including Choi Yoon, general manager Jang Jae-geun (head of the National Athletes’ Village), officials from the Korean Sports Federation (KOF), and members of the tennis, shooting, roller (skateboarding), esports (FC Online), and men’s hockey teams. Following the departure of the main team, the handball, boxing, rugby, fencing and swimming teams will travel to Hangzhou on the 21st. The Korean athletes will be welcomed at the Hangzhou Athletes’ Village at 10:25 a.m. on the 21st.메이저사이트

The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will kick off with the Opening Ceremony at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on March 23 and run until March 8. The Games will feature 12,500 athletes from 45 countries, the largest ever, and Team Korea will send 1,140 athletes in 39 sports. With the addition of new sports such as esports, breaking, and chess, a total of 481 gold medals will be up for grabs in 40 events. Team Korea is aiming for a maximum of 50 gold medals and third place overall. It aims to close the gold medal gap with Japan, which finished second at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. While the medal count is down, the medal landscape is up. Swimming and track and field have replaced wrestling and judo as the new favorites. The team is counting on the performances of its world-class stars, including Ahn Se-young (badminton), Woo Sang-hyuk (high jump), Hwang Sun-woo (swimming) and Shin Yoo-bin (table tennis), who were world champions at the World Championships just before Hangzhou. “We will do our best to repay the people’s passionate support,” said Choi Yoon, head of the team, at the final ceremony on the 12th. Addressing the athletes, he said, “I hope that the sweat drops you have shed will not be defined only by the color of your medals.” He also expressed his hope that “through this competition, unpopular and unrecognized sports will be widely known, and that it will be an opportunity for Korea to go beyond being a sports powerhouse and become a sports developed country.”

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