Kim Young-nam (27, Jeju Provincial Office) and Lee Jae-kyung (24, Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Association) pulled off a thrilling upset to claim silver.
Kim Young-nam and Lee Jae-kyung finished second in the men’s synchro 10-meter platform final with a combined score of 387.78 points after the first through sixth dives at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Monday.
Kim, who was in third place through the fifth period, scored 75.60 points in the final sixth period for “a performance of difficulty 3.6 in a pike position, in which the swimmer turns two and a half laps with a beating motion, then bends the upper body with both legs extended and grasps the legs with both arms” (5255B) to overtake Bertrand Anak Reiseth-Enrique Anak Harold (MAL).
Malaysia’s final score of 386.07 points was 1.71 points lower than Korea’s.
Once the silver medal was finalized, Kim Young-nam and Jae-Kyung Lee’s diving teammates celebrated.
“Before the final, I told Jae Kyung-i, ‘Don’t be afraid and finish confidently,'” Kim said after the competition. She did a really good job.”
“In the individual event, 5255B is the most difficult routine I can do. I was nervous, but training with Kim Young-nam gave me confidence.” “In practice, I listened to my brother’s words and finished really confidently,” she responded.
Kim Young-nam, who won silver in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving with Woo Haram (25, Korea Sports Promotion Agency) at Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018, teamed up with Lee Jae-kyung to win his third consecutive silver medal in the event.
Lee, who had made her individual Asian Games debut the day before and won silver in the synchronized 3-meter springboard with Uharam, added silver to her second medal of the Games.
A total of four teams competed in the event.
The Chinese pair of Yang Hao and Lian Junjie put on a spectacular performance to win with 492.63 points.
Kim Young-nam and 바카라 Lee Jae-kyung won the second place competition and took home a shiny silver medal.
“She competed with a different partner in both events. She also competed individually,” said Kim, “She worked twice as hard as the other players. She should really be praised.” He praised his junior.
Lee thanked her brothers, saying, “Kim Young-nam and Woo Haram don’t make mistakes, so I thought I only had to do well. Thanks to them, I’ve already won two silver medals.”