The Asian Games, the largest sports festival for 4.7 billion Asians, will be held in Hangzhou, China this September.
South Korea is aiming to regain second place overall at the Games, which were postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic .The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will kick off on September 23, just 100 days after being pushed back by a year due to COVID-19.A total of 483 gold medals have been won at the Games. South Korea, which is sending the largest contingent of 1,180 athletes ever, will look to reclaim second place overall behind China .After finishing second in five consecutive Games from Bangkok in 1998 to Incheon in 2014, South Korea slipped to third place behind Japan at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. However, the country’s power deficit in track and field and swimming, where it has won the most medals, means it will be an uphill battle .One of our athletes who will be shining in Hangzhou is Hwang Sun-woo, who will be looking to become the first Korean to win an Asian Games gold medal in men’s swimming since Park Tae-hwan.”I want to reach the highest podium in my main event, the 100m-200m freestyle, and it’s also a dream. Many people have been supporting me, so I want to make more efforts to repay their support and show better times and better performances at the Asian Games, World casinosite Championships, and Olympics. “‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk will also face off against rival and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Qatar Barshim.” I’m not injured and I’m in good shape, so I think it will go well. I feel like I can jump well even when I’m not feeling well, so I think I can jump higher and higher until the next competition and the next competition.” Women’s badminton’s Ahn Se-young and women’s table tennis’ Shin Yoo-bin, who have already won five titles this year, will also be in the hunt for gold. Meanwhile, North Korea is also expected to send a team to the Games .It’s been five years since North Korea participated in an international event since the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.