Park Min-gyo (Yongin Special City Hall), born in 2002, has won his first Halla Jangsa title.
Park won the Halla class (105 kg and under) at the Withers Pharmaceutical 2023 Folk Wrestling Boeunjangsa Wrestling Tournament held at the Boeun National Sports Center in Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 22nd.
Park Min-kyo defeated 11-time Jangsa titleholder Choi Sung-hwan (Yeongam-gun Folk Wrestling Team) in a close 3-2 decision (best of 5) to win his first ever Halla Jangsa title.
After defeating Park Dong-hwan (Busan Seagulls) 2-0 in the quarterfinals, Park advanced to the finals with a 2-1 victory over rival Cha Min-soo (Yeongam Gun Folk Wrestling) in the semifinals.안전놀이터
In the final, where he faced strong favorite Choi Sung-hwan, Park took the first period by reversal.
However, he dropped the second game in overtime with a takedown and lost the third game with an arm bar.
A desperate Park Min-kyo scored a takedown in the fourth game to level the score at 2-2.
Then, in the final game, he once again took down Choi Sung-hwan with a stumbling fall to settle the fierce match.