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The Korean rowing team has won two silver medals at the Hangzhou 2022 ParaAsian Games.

Kim Se-jung (Sport Class PR1-Gwangju Para Sports Association) finished second out of six athletes in the women’s single sculls final with a time of 11:45.89 on Monday at the Fuyang Water Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

The single sculls is a fast-paced event in which one athlete rows two oars on either side to cover a distance of 2,000 meters.

The final was a battle between China’s Wang Lili and Kim Sejeong, who won gold.

At the 500-meter mark, Kim was about three seconds behind Wang Lili (2:47.52) and chased her diligently, but the gap was not closing.

She finished 10.56 seconds behind Wang Li-li to win her first Para Asian Games medal in silver.

“I focused on my race regardless of the medal,” Kim said after the race, adding, “It wasn’t easy with the headwinds, but I’m happy with this result.”

Silver medals were also won in the Utopus, a 2,000-meter race in which four athletes, two men and two women, row under the command of a single coxswain (pilot).

The Utapore team, consisting of cox Kim Soo-hyun (Korea Para Rowing Federation), Kang Yi-sung (Sport Class PR3-Net Marble), Kang Hyun-joo (PR3-Net Marble), Bae Ji-in (Sport Class PR3-Net Marble) and Lee Seung-ho (Sport Class PR3-Seoul Housing and Urban Corporation), won the silver medal with a time of 8 minutes, 16.61 seconds.

The difference between them and first-place China was 28.16 seconds.

South Korea finished second to China at each of the 500-meter, 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter, and 2,000-meter marks and held off a late charge from Uzbekistan to take home the silver medal.

After the race, Kang said, “I was nervous because it was a big competition, but I told my teammates to go at our own pace and not to be conscious of China,” adding, “I’m glad we finished with silver. Thanks to my manager, coach, and trainers,” he smiled.

Coxswain Kim Soo-hyun said in a post-race interview, “We had a headwind, and the wind kept tilting (the boat). I had to put a little more effort on the stroke side (the left side of the boat) and on the badge side.”

Team Utahpore will be back to training like hell for their next goal, which is to qualify for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Meanwhile, in the men’s single sculls final, Zhen Shongbo (Sport Class PR1-Netmarble) raced a solid race from the back of the pack to finish sixth in 14:57.55.

He was more than four and a half minutes behind first-place finisher Egamberdiev Kolmurod of Uzbekistan (10:26.63) and nearly three and a half minutes behind fifth-place finisher Jayagodi Magachiliji Mahesh of Sri Lanka.

The first-time international competitor continued to paddle in silence for a long time after all the athletes had crossed the finish line, as the crowd applauded and cheered him on.

“It was a battle with myself, and all I could think about was going all the way. Thanks to the crowd’s support, I feel like I gave 200% of my strength,” he said, vowing to make it to the medal round at the next competition. 카지노사이트


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