Organizers won’t broadcast modern pentathlon final featuring Jeon Woong-tae
Jeon Woong-tae (modern pentathlon), who is expected to compete alongside Hwang Sun-woo (swimming) for South Korea’s first medal at the 19th Hangzhou Summer Asian Games, which kick off on the 23rd, has been confirmed to have been dropped from the organizing committee’s broadcasting plans.
According to the Korea Olympic Committee on Monday, the Hangzhou organizers have decided not to broadcast the pentathlon final on Thursday, where Jeon will compete.
An official from a Korean broadcaster covering the Korean athletes in Hangzhou, China, also confirmed the organizers’ policy, saying, “We have to take a separate video of Jeon Woong-tae’s race with an ENG camera because there is no video from the organizers.”
Unlike the Summer Olympics, which has a limited number of official events, the Asian Games, which has a large number of events, often does not have a broadcast production team.
We are saddened that we will not be able to watch Jeon Woong-tae’s bronze medal in the men’s individual event at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, where he achieved a milestone by becoming the first Korean modern pentathlete to win an Olympic medal.
After winning gold in the individual event at Jakarta-Palembang 2018, Jeon will be looking to win his second consecutive team title and the first in nine years.
Jeon will begin the Asian Games with the fencing ranking round on Tuesday, followed by the semifinals on Wednesday and the final on Thursday.
Hwang Sun-woo, a prominent figure in Korean swimming management, will also compete in the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday in a bid to win a triple crown. 파워볼게임