Korean wrestling has declared its first medal of the Games. Lightweight ace Jung Jeong-jae (28-Suwon City Hall) was the star of the show.

The Korean wrestler defeated Uzbekistan’s Islomon Bakhramov 5-4 in the men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg bronze medal match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at the Lin’an Sports and Cultural Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

It was the first podium finish for Korean wrestling at the Games after defending champion Ryu Hansu (Samsung Life Insurance) fell in the quarterfinals of the men’s 67 kg earlier in the day.

Jeong Jung-jae also had a tough quarterfinal run. Jang faced World No. 1 Zoraman Sasenbekov (Kyrgyzstan) and lost 0-9 by technical fall in the second period. 카지노사이트가이드

A technical fall is a dominant victory awarded when the score is eight points or more, regardless of the duration of the period (set) (two minutes).

However, unlike Ryu’s case, his opponent, Sashenbekov, advanced to the final, giving Jung a chance to play in the losers’ bracket.

In the first round of the consolation bracket, he easily defeated Tajikistan’s Aslamon Azizov with a 9-0 technical fall to advance to the bronze medal match.

In the bronze medal match, Jung jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and built a 4-0 lead in the second period by adding fouls on his opponent, but a four-point takedown in the closing seconds tied the match.

In wrestling, in the event of a tie, the wrestler who scores the higher point wins.

Facing defeat, Jeong scored the decisive point with 10 seconds left in the match when his opponent Islomon was warned for heading to the mat to avoid an attack.

The match ended as it did, and Jung took home a valuable bronze medal.

Jeong was the only Korean male athlete to reach the podium (bronze) at the Asian Championships in April.

He did so by defeating then world No. 4 Li Guoqiao (now ranked No. 2).

Meanwhile, Kim Hyon-woo (34-Samsung Life), who reached the bronze medal match in the men’s 77 kg Greco-Roman at the same venue, lost 3-5 to Liu Rui of China.

In the same lightweight division as Jeong, North Korea’s Ri Se Woong also won a bronze medal after defeating Kazakhstan’s Aidos Sultangali 2-1 in the consolation final.

In wrestling, the two semifinal losers and the two winners of the consolation bracket in each weight class compete to take home one bronze medal each.

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