“This gold medal gave me back my confidence.”
Jang Jun, the pride of Korean Taekwondo, defeated Iran’s Mahdi Hajimusael-Naputi with a round score of 2-0 in the men’s 58kg final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Taekwondo Competition held at the Lin’an Sports and Culture Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 25th (Korean time). won the gold medal.
Jangjun boasted an overwhelming performance, winning both the first round (5-4) and the second round (4-4), and winning 2-0 from the round of 16 to the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final.스포츠토토
In the first round, the head attack was successful in a 1-1 situation, which was recognized after video review and earned 3 points. Jangjun, who took the victory, ended up finishing 5-4 and succeeded in taking the lead.
In the second round, he succeeded in a downward kick when he was down 1-4. Jangjun was not recognized this time and was sent to video review once again. And like in the first round, the decision was overturned and the score was 4-4, and a head attack was recognized, allowing the round to be taken even though the score was tied.
This is my first appearance in the Asian Games and my first gold medal. Jang Jun said through My Info of the Asian Games Organizing Committee, “The Iranian player has had good results so far, and I am happy to have beaten him. I was sad that I could not participate in the last Asian Games (Jakarta Palembang). This is his first Asian Games appearance this year and he is happy that he won the gold medal. “There are many young and strong players, and this gold medal gave me back my confidence,” he said, expressing his joy.
The video review of the first and second rounds in the final had a decisive influence on the match. Jangjun earned points by overturning all decisions. In particular, the fact that Hosim’s downward kick was recognized in the second round seemed to indicate that the energy of the gold medal was directed towards him.
Jangjun said, “In the first round, the referee seemed to be unable to find the match because he was only looking at other parts of the video, but in the second round, I was happy that the game was overturned due to the video review.”
Jang Jun failed to hunt for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics two years ago and had to be content with a bronze medal. He was able to relieve his past regrets by becoming an Asian Games gold medalist two years later.
Jang Jun said, “Before participating in the Olympics, there were not many international competitions due to the COVID-19 problem. “Maybe that’s why I lost my sense of the game,” he explained. “I trained hard ahead of this tournament and tried to improve my understanding of my opponent.”
Jang Jun, who preserved the pride of Korean Taekwondo. He said, “I couldn’t go home for two months. He concluded the interview by saying, “I always think of my family.”