‘Korean archery is strong’ once again. The Korean women’s archery team won gold in the recurve women’s team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
It was their seventh consecutive Asian Games team title in women’s archery.
Hosts China fought hard in the final, but that was it. South Korea won the title.
The Korean team of Ahn An (22-Gwangju Women’s University), Lim Im-hyun (20-Korea Gymnastics University) and Choi Mi-sun (27-Gwangju Bank) defeated China 5-3 (58-58 55-53 55-56 57-54) in the final of the women’s recurve archery team event on Saturday at the archery range of the Fuyang Throat Sports Center in Hangzhou, China. 카지노사이트가이드
With this victory, the women’s recurve team ended a streak of seven consecutive titles dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Games.
They have not missed the podium since archery was added to the Games in Bangkok in 1978. The women’s team has won 10 gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
“I wanted the gold medal in the team event the most, so I prepared well, and I feel really good that I finished the game well with (Choi) Mi-sun and (Lim) Shi-hyeon,” An said after the ceremony.
“I’m really grateful to Mi-sun for leading us well and Shi-hyeon for taking over at the end.”
On the second day, Korea played a close match against China.
With the set score tied at 3-3, the final four sets were crucial as the gold medal was on the line.
Ansan’s last arrow scored an 8, but Choi Mi-seon and Lim Tem-hyun kept their focus and shot a 10.
These last two arrows proved to be the deciding factor and gave China the win.
“I went into the final with the mindset of ‘don’t shoot only 8 points, keep it within 9 points,’ but in fact, I wasn’t satisfied with the score in the 1-2-3 sets,” said An.
“But when I shot 8 points in the last set, I was very angry and upset, and I thought it was a good thing that I was able to finish well from behind.”
At that time, the youngest member of the team, Im Ji-hyun, said something that soothed her heartache.
Temp Hyun approached Ansan and said, “It’s okay, big sister.”
After making up for Ansan’s mistake, Temp Hyun said, “I was really nervous for the last arrow.
“I was really nervous about the last arrow,” she smiled, “but we all worked hard together, so I shot it with the mindset of finishing well without regrets, and it went in.
It didn’t end there.
The three-time Olympic archery champion will face the youngest Korean archer in the final of the individual competition.
The two relied on each other to win gold together in the team event, but will have to face off against each other in the final.
“It doesn’t matter what we play, Korea will win,” said An. I’m going to have fun and enjoy myself,” she said encouragingly.
The stage is set for Ansan to win a second title, or for Im to win a third. At 11:50 a.m. KST on July 7, all eyes will be on the outcome of the women’s archery ‘Korean Civil War’.