With two days left until the closing of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, the Korean national team is expected to take the third place overall, which it originally aimed for.
Looking at the medal race, Japan continues to dominate with 333 medals, including host Chinese gold 179, silver 99, and bronze 55, followed by Japan with 44 gold, 54 silver, and 60 bronze (158 total), followed by the Korean team with 33 gold, 47 silver, and 77 bronze (157 total).
South Korea’s national team was ranked next to China by sweeping many gold medals in swimming at the beginning of the Asian Games, but Japan, which is strong in basic events, began to come up.
The ranking competition between Korea and Japan was very different on the 5th, the 12th day of the competition. On this day, the national team only added two silver medals in the men’s confluence team event, the women’s handball event, and seven bronze medals in women’s basketball, weightlifting, and archery, ending the gold medal winning streak that lasted until the previous day.
On the other hand, Japan beat Korea in women’s handball to reach the top of the event for the first time in history, and added seven gold medals in wrestling, karate, and soft tennis, widening the gap with the Taegeuk Warriors.
Now that there are few events left to win medals, it has become very difficult for the national team to reverse its ranking with Japan. 안전놀이터
In reality, gold medals are expected to be played in the Korea-Japan match, baseball, which is challenging for three consecutive wins in the tournament in search of a rebound, archery, which has already secured a gold medal, and weightlifting women’s heaviest with “Post Jang Mi-ran” Park Hye-jung.
On the other hand, China, the host country, is set to win the most gold medals in a single competition.
China was also able to win a huge number of medals thanks to its strong performance in basic events such as swimming and track and field, and collected 179 gold medals alone, confirming its overall victory early.
China, which hosted the 2010 Guangzhou Games, won 199 gold medals to establish itself as the strongest Asian sports nation.