[Asian Games] Cho Kwang-hee and Jang Sang-won, Men’s Kayak 500m Gold… Korea’s First Canoeing Mdal
Cho Kwang-Hee (Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall), a leading figure in Korean canoeing,
teamed up with Jang Sang-Won (Incheon Metropolitan City Hall) to win a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Kayak Men’s Pair
The pair of Cho Kwang-hee and Jang Sang-won recorded 1 minute 37.690 seconds in the canoe sprint men’s kayak two-person 500m competition held at the Fuyang Water Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 2nd, taking second place out of nine teams. 스포츠토토
The Chinese team (Boo Tingkai and Wang Chongkang, 1 minute 36.658 seconds) won the gold medal.
In the preliminaries, the two athletes placed second overall with a time of 1 minute 37.030 seconds,
1 second 462 seconds behind the first-place Chinese team (1 minute 35.568 seconds).
Cho Kwang-hee won the kayak single-person 200m event in succession at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games, but that event was eliminated from this competition.
This is because the sport will be excluded from the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Men’s Kayak 4-Person 500m Final
This is the first medal won by a Korean canoeist at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Cho Kwang-hee will also participate in the men’s kayak 4-person 500m final held at the same location on the 3rd.
She will work with Sang-won Jang, Hyun-hee Cho (Ulsan Metropolitan City Office),
Joo-hwan Jeong (National Sports Promotion Corporation) to aim for the gold medal.
At the previous competition in 2018, Cho Kwang-hee teamed up with Choi Min-gyu, Jo Jeong-hyeon,
Kim Ji-won to take second place in the men’s kayak 4-person 500m race, winning a silver medal.
Canoeing is largely divided into sprint and slalom.
Sprint is a race played in calm water, while slalom is competed in rapid water with a flow speed of 2 m/s or more on a course with obstacles such as rocks.
Sprint is again divided into two types, kayak and canadian (canoe), depending on the type of boat used.
A kayak is a boat that has a cover and uses a double-bladed oar,
while a Canadian boat has no cover and uses a single-blade oar.