Fencing Oh Sang-uk Defeats Koo Bon-gil
Fencing Oh Sang-uk Defeats Koo Bon-gil, Aiming for his Fourth Consecutive Title,
To Win Hangzhou Asian Games Men’s Saber Gold
Oh Sang-uk, avenging his loss by 1 point in the final five years ago,
wins his first individual competition… Koo Bon-gil won a silver medal
Oh Sang-uk (Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall), the star of the men’s fencing saber,
won the individual gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Games after overcoming the final match with national team senior Koo Bon-gil (Korea Sports Promotion Foundation),
who was challenging for his fourth consecutive Asian Games title. 카지노사이트
As Oh Sang-uk won the men’s saber individual event finals at the competition held at the Hangzhou University of Electronics gymnasium in China on the 25th, defeating Koo Bon-gil 15-7.
Oh Sang-wook, who won the silver medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang,
the first Asian Games he participated in, losing by one point in the final match to Koo Bon-gil,
won the final match against Koo Bon-gil again after five years and won his first Asian Games individual performance won the championship
Koo Bon-gil, who aimed to win the individual competition for the fourth time in a row following Guangzhou in 2010,
Incheon in 2014, and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018,
was unable to surpass Oh Sang-wook this time and took the silver medal.
Oh Sang-uk, who easily advanced into the medal zone by defeating Adel Almutairi (Saudi Arabia) 15-6 in the round of 16 and Musa Aymuratov (Uzbekistan) 15-11 in the quarterfinals, also faced Mohammad Rahbari (Iran) in the semifinals.
We cruised to a comfortable win of 15-11.
On the other hand, Koo Bon-gil‘s road to the finals was not smooth,
as he defeated Nazarbai Satarkhan (Kazakhstan) 15-6 in the round of 16 and then won 15-14 after an unexpected struggle in the quarterfinals against host country China’s Shenzhenfeng.
He was down 1-5 in the semifinals against Yusif Al-Shamlan (Kuwait),
but managed to come back and win 15-10 to advance to the final.
Korea’s ‘family fight’ for the individual gold medal, following the women’s epee (Choi In-jeong’s gold medal, Song Se-ra’s silver medal)
the previous day, attracted attention as a ‘return match’ for the first time in five years, but ended rather dullly.
After Oh Sang-wook scored two points first with a quick attack,
Koo Bon-gil soon balanced the game, and a see-saw game continued in the beginning.
However, Oh Sang-uk, who was behind at 6-7, took the lead by making bold lunge movements
using his height of over 190 cm, and scored 9 points, confirming the gold medal.
Korean fencing won two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal in the first two days of the competition.