The men’s sabre team of Goo Bon-gil, Oh Sang-wook, Kim Jung-hwan (Korea Sports Promotion Agency) and Kim Jun-ho (Hwaseong City Hall) defeated China 45-33 in the final of the men’s fencing team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Hangzhou Electronics University Gymnasium on Monday.
The “Avengers” (Avengers + Fencing), who defeated Japan and Kazakhstan 45-26 and 45-41 in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, raised the pride of Korean fencing by winning their third consecutive Asian Games men’s sabre team title with the same dominant performance that won them the Tokyo Olympics two years ago.
Koo, who had earlier lost to teammate Oh Sang-wook for silver in the individual sabre event, took his tally to six Asian Games gold medals, joining Park Tae-hwan in swimming, Nam Hyun-hee in fencing and Ryu Seo-yeon in bowling as the most decorated Korean athletes at the Summer Games.
Koo has announced that he will compete in the 2026 Aichi/Nagoya Games with the goal of winning the most medals. 카지노사이트가이드
“After the individual event, (Oh) Sang-wook promised me, ‘I’ll win the team gold,’ and I’m grateful that he kept his promise.
Kim Jung-hwan and Kim Jun-ho also played hard, so thank you.”
Oh Sang-wook responded by saying, “I wanted to win a medal to tie Bon-gil’s medal tally,” creating a heartwarming atmosphere.
For Koo, the win is especially special.
This is the first gold medal for “Daddy Goo” since his son Woo-ju was born in March.
“I think he’s a big boy,” he laughed.
Once again dismissing retirement, Koo said, “I apologize to my juniors, but I want the most medals.
I will try to run until Nagoya (2026 Asian Games).”
He announced that he will compete in Nagoya.
Oh Sang-wook said, “I couldn’t be happier to win a double.
I’m glad we won gold together.
I was nervous about the Chinese crowd, but my teammates shouted hard for me, and I regained my composure.”
The eldest Kim gave a thumbs-up to his younger brother, saying, “Junho did such a good job that I didn’t even have to step in.”
He was substituted in the final.