Young medalists at Hangzhou set to shine brighter at Paris 2024￼
Every Asian Games has produced young risers and shooting stars who made their mark in the world’s sporting scene, and the 19th Hangzhou Asiad was no exception.Many of Korea’s fresh new stars proved their stalwart presence in their respective sports and are set to shake up the world order at the upcoming Paris Olympics next year.Triple gold medalist archer Lim Si-hyeon was the biggest breakout star at the Hangzhou Asian Games, becoming the first archer who won more than two gold medals at a single Asiad since 1986.At her maiden Asian Games, the 20-year old archer started her gold medal hunt in the mixed doubles event, teaming up with Lee Woo-seok, who also won another gold in the men’s team archery.
Then, she took her second gold in the women’s team event and the third in the individual event, where she defeated An San, reigning Olympic champion.The final of the women’s recurve team event was the highlight of her outstanding composure and calmness, proving she is not just an athlete who happened to be making her Asiad debut but one who could have another successful competition ahead at Paris 2024. Swimming phenom Kim Woo-min also stood out at the Hangzhou Asian Games, claiming a total of four medals in four freestyle events, including three golds in the men’s freestyle events.He became only the third swimmer from the country to win three titles at a single Asiad, joining Choi Yun-hui and Park Tae-hwan.
In particular, he was a key member of Korea’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team, which made history by winning the country’s first-ever Asiad relay title.His teammate Hwang Sun-woo, who already made a splash in the world championships earlier this year, also made his presence strongly felt in the pool at his Asian Games debut. He grabbed six medals, including two golds from the men’s 200m freestyle and 4x200m relay, reaching the podium in every race he entered.Hwang’s six medals are the second most in a single meet in Korean swimming history, behind Olympic gold medalist Park Tae-hwanHwang excelled with his time records. In 200m freestyle, he clocked in 1:44.40, breaking his own national record and also the 13-year-old Asian Games 카지노사이트 record.