‘Silver medal after 17 years,’ rugby sevens loses to Hong Kong in final

After a 21-year absence from the Asian Games gold medal hunt, South Korea’s men’s sevens rugby team took home a prized silver medal. It’s been 17 years.

Lee Myung-geun

Led South Korea lost the men’s sevens rugby final against Hong Kong 7?14 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian

Games on Saturday afternoon at the 카지노사이트랭크 Changchen Campus Stadium of Hangzhou Normal

University in Zhejiang Province, China.

Defending champions Hong Kong, who won gold at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, were just as

strong. They won their second straight title.

With four straight wins in the group stage (two), quarterfinals, and semifinals, South Korea was looking to

regain its Asian Games crown after 21 years, but had to settle for silver for the first time in 17 years since Doha 2006.

A valuable silver.

The sevens rugby team had won back-to-back titles in Bangkok 1998 and Busan 2002, despite poor

conditions. At the time, the sport was considered a powerhouse in Asia, but it went through a long period

of stagnation as it was marginalized as an unpopular sport.

The gap to Japan and Hong Kong has since widened significantly and she has slipped from her top

position. 섯다 They have now won bronze in their last three tournaments after silver in Doha.

After a tightly contested first half, South Korea conceded five tries and two converted tries to go into the break trailing 0-7.

The momentum was lost. At the start of the second half, they conceded another seven points through

tries and conversions to fall behind 0-14.

Two minutes into the second half, a try from Jang Yong-heung and a conversion from Kim Eui-tae

brought the score back to 7-14, but they were unable to turn the tide.

Even in the glory days of the early 2000s, rugby in Korea was an unpopular sport, with only four unemployed teams.

Since Choi Yoon

Took over as president of the Korean Rugby Union in 2021, the sport has seen a turnaround thanks to bold

investments and system improvements.

For starters, the federation established a standing military team for the first time.

Choi met with a variety of stakeholders, including presidents and sports directors of unemployed Korean

rugby teams, 온라인섯다 university presidents, chancellors and deans, provincial rugby associations and

rugby union leaders and referees, to seek cooperation and rebuild broken networks.

As part of this, we signed a business agreement with the Armed Forces Sports Ministry to operate the

national standing army team in 2021 and to develop excellent rugby players based on the exchange of

human and material resources.

As part of the agreement, a rugby coach is part of the national coaching staff and serves as the coach

of the standing army team, and the Armed Forces Sports Ministry provides rugby pitches and other

facilities for training. The association supports the dispatch of coaches and medical trainers and other

expenses for the operation of the standing army team.

In addition, the establishment of a standing army has helped improve performance through intensive

training and efficient player management, as well as establish a systematic national team player

discovery and selection system.

This support is beginning to bear fruit. In April this year, the national team competed in the World Rugby

Sevens Challenger Series and won its first ever victory after seven games.

Choi, who served as the head of the Korean team at the tournament, was on hand to cheer the players

on. He was also present for the quarterfinals the previous day and the semifinals this morning. 고스톱

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