Jeon Woong-tae (28, Gwangju City Hall), a leading figure in Korean men’s modern pentathlon, won both the individual and team gold medals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and became the first Korean athlete to win two gold medals.먹튀검증
Jeon Woong-tae scored a total of 1,508 points in ▲fencing, ▲swimming, ▲horseback riding, and ▲laser run (track and field + shooting) in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games modern pentathlon men’s individual event held at the Fuyang Inhu Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 24th, and his teammate on the national team scored 1,492 points. He won the gold medal, beating Lee Ji-hoon (28, Korea Land and Housing Corporation).
Jeon Woong-tae also won the modern pentathlon gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago, and achieved the feat of winning the individual event for the second time in a row at the Asian Games. While showing off his ‘world class’ skills, including first place in the men’s individual event at the 3rd World Cup last year, first place in the individual event at the World Cup finals, and first place in the men’s and mixed relays at the World Championships, he also stood on the highest podium at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games.
Prior to participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games, Jeon Woong-tae said, “I want to achieve my dream of winning the Asian Games individual title for the second time in a row by winning a gold medal following the Jakarta-Palembang Games,” and added, “I want to stand on the highest podium with the players I am training with in the team event.” 2 With the goal of winning the crown, I wanted to show the great side of Korea’s modern pentathlon,” and his dream became a reality.
In the men’s modern pentathlon at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Lee Ji-hoon took the lead until the beginning, making the battle for the gold medal interesting. Lee Ji-hoon recorded 22 wins and 6 losses and took the lead with 264 points in the fencing ranking round on the 20th, where all participating players faced each other once. In the first race of the day, horseback riding, he succeeded in completing the race without any deductions, adding 300 points and maintaining first place with 564 points. The gap between Lee Ji-hoon and 2nd place Li Su-hwan (China) widened to nearly 30 points, and it seemed like the gold medal was booked.
Lee Ji-hoon continued his upward trend by adding 4 points in the bonus round, where 1 point is awarded for each victory, starting from the match between the bottom two players in the fencing ranking round.
However, Jeon Woong-tae created a drama in which he came back as the defending champion, starting from swimming. Jeon Woong-tae, who was in 5th place until he finished fencing, scored 312 points as the 1st place record among all swimming participants, immediately jumping to 2nd place in the intermediate rankings.
In the laser run, where the starting time varies depending on the combined performance of the previous three events, Lee Ji-hoon was the first to start, and Jeon Woong-tae started 32 seconds later, and Lee Ji-hoon maintained the advantage until the middle of the race. Jeon Woong-tae succeeded in overtaking Lee Ji-hoon at the end of the race, and was the first to cross the finish line, confirming his second consecutive victory. Lee Ji-hoon, Ri Su-hwan (bronze medal with 1,484 points), and Jeong Jin-hwa came next, and Korea was also determined to win the team event.
Lee Ji-hoon showed symptoms of concussion after falling from a horse at the practice horse that day, but showed fighting spirit to play until the end of the game. He accepted the report card of a silver medal in the individual event and a gold medal in the team event.
In the end, he was the first to cross the finish line, securing his second consecutive victory. Lee Ji-hoon, Ri Su-hwan (bronze medal with 1,484 points), and Jeong Jin-hwa came next, and Korea was also determined to win the team event.
Lee Ji-hoon showed signs of concussion after falling from a horse in the practice arena that day, but with his fighting spirit he played the entire game and took home a valuable gold medal and a silver medal.
Jeon Woong-tae, who was in 5th place by the time he finished fencing, added 312 swimming points with a time of 1 minute 59.28 seconds, which was the first place among all participating athletes, and quickly rose to second place in the intermediate score after Lee Ji-hoon.
In the laser run, where the starting time varies depending on the combined performance of the previous three events, Lee Ji-hoon was the first to start, and Jeon Woong-tae started 32 seconds later, and Lee Ji-hoon maintained the advantage until the middle of the race.
Jeon Woong-tae also won a gold medal in the team event. In the team competition, the final ranking is determined by the sum of the scores of the top three individual athletes from each country. As a result of adding up the scores of 1st place Jeon Woong-tae, 2nd place Lee Ji-hoon, and 4th place Jeong Jin-hwa (34, Korea Land and Housing Corporation) in the men’s individual competition, Korea took the top spot in the team competition with 4,477 points, beating the host country, China, with 4,397 points.
The Korean modern pentathlon men’s team regained its top spot in Asia’s modern pentathlon 13 years after the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, China took the gold medal in the men’s team event in this event, and no team event was held at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
After confirming the gold medal, Jeon Woong-tae said, “I am grateful to be the first Korean to win two gold medals (at the Hangzhou Asian Games). I am honored to be able to show a great performance in a good place in front of good people,” and “I did not get good results in fencing, but I won the modern pentathlon.” “Because it is a sport with so many variables, I tried to show my skills in the remaining games,” he said.
He also said, “I tried to take it easy, which led to good results. I tried to focus on shooting one step at a time,” adding, “It didn’t matter who came in first place between me and Lee Ji-hoon, and I followed closely behind because I thought it would be good if only Korean athletes won a gold medal. Ji-hoon followed closely.” “I felt sorry when the rankings changed due to my health, but Jihong said, ‘Thank you for coming in first place,’ so I felt a connection and it was a feeling that I can’t explain in words,” he explained.
With this win, Jeon Woong-tae also earned the right to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics to be held next year. As a bronze medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he will challenge for his second consecutive Olympic medal.
Jeon Woong-tae said, “I thought this Asian Games was a gateway to the (Paris) Olympics, and I think (with a gold medal) it will be a stepping stone toward the Olympics. I gained confidence by overcoming a bad start and finishing well. Foreign player.” “I hope people are more afraid of me,” he expressed his bold ambition.