‘Regain the glory of Goeger’ Can Korean boxing be revived in Hangzhou? 

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It was once said that it was the best ‘child’s sport.’ It was also a sport loved by the entire nation. Not now. It’s just ‘past glory’. Dreaming of resurrection in Hangzhou. It’s boxing.

At one time, Korea was a global boxing powerhouse. He won three gold medals at the Olympics, and has a total of 59 gold medals at the Asian Games. Including silver and bronze medals, it is an event that has brought countless medals to Korea.

Not anymore. It became a difficult situation to win even a medal. There were no golds in Doha 2006 and Guangzhou 2010. At the 2014 Incheon Games, she won two gold medals, and at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, her total medal count is one gold medal.

At the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Korea will send one athlete each for seven men’s and six women’s weight classes. A qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics is also at stake. This is another reason to do well.메이저사이트

Korean women’s boxing star Oh Yeon-ji (Ulsan Metropolitan City Sports Council) refereed Kelif Hazila (Algeria) in the -60kg quarterfinals of the 2023 International Boxing Federation (IBA) World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India on March 22. He defeated them with a unanimous decision of 5-0 and secured the bronze medal. photos | Yonhap News (Korea Boxing Association)

In the case of the women’s division, those who reach the semifinals in the 50, 54, 57, and 60 kg events receive the right to participate. The remaining 66kg and 75kg must advance to the finals. If the men’s team also advances to the finals, it will qualify for the Olympics.

Basically, it is a sport in which winning a gold medal is not easy. Since there are many boxing powerhouses in Asia, there should be no difference in difficulty compared to the Olympics.

The person with the greatest expectations is Oh Yeon-ji (33, Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall), who is attempting to win her second consecutive Asian Games title. She is the strongest in the women’s lightweight (60kg) class.

He boasts a brilliant resume, including 10 consecutive wins at the National Sports Festival, three Asian Championship wins (2015, 2017, 2022), and two World Championship bronze medals (2018, 2023).

In particular, he is Korea’s only gold medalist and medalist in boxing at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. She was also the first Asian Games gold medal in Korean women’s boxing history.

He is a player that Korean boxing is looking forward to at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Although the home team’s Chinese players have gained a lot of momentum, Oh Yeon-ji still possesses world-class skills.

Women’s middleweight (75kg) Seong Su-yeon also attracts attention. She is the main character who won the first medal in Korean women’s boxing history at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. At that time, she won a bronze medal. After going through a difficult time due to injury, she is back at the Asian Games wearing her Taegeuk symbol for the first time in 13 years.

She also excels at men’s boxing. In the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang, there were no quarterfinalists. This time, we are hoping that there will be a player who will at least advance to the semifinals. That way, you can see up there as well.

Boxing at the Asian Games will begin on the 24th and run until October 5th. There are games every day except for one day off on October 2nd. The winners of 2 gold medals on October 3rd, 5 gold medals on October 4th, and 6 gold medals on October 5th will be selected.


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