The ‘Epe Sisters’, who faced each other for the individual gold medal, smiled together in the team competition.
Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall) and Song Se-ra (Busan Metropolitan Government) shared the gold medal with Kang Young-mi (Gwangju Seo-gu Office) and Lee Hye-in (Gangwon-do Office) in the women’s epee team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Fuyang Inhu Sports Center in Hangzhou, China.
It was Korea’s first gold medal in the women’s epee team event at an Asian Games in 21 years, since the 2002 Busan Games.
Choi In-jung and Song Se-ra, who spearheaded Korea’s “winning streak” in the team event after settling for silver at the previous two editions, had gone head-to-head for gold in the individual event three days earlier. Choi, who was born in 1990 and is three years older than her “big sister,” edged out Song by one point in an overtime shootout to win her first Asian Games gold medal.
Choi, who has since announced that she will “retire from the national team after this year,” won her second and final gold medal with Song and her teammates.
The women’s epee team, which won silver in the team event at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with the same members as today, 바카라사이트 celebrated with beaming smiles as they raised their matching “laurel wreath” friendship rings during the ceremony.
“I’m very happy to finish with two gold medals,” said Choi In-jung, who won two gold medals at the last Asian Games. “It’s a very happy moment for me as an athlete, because it’s a very ‘golden’ finish.” “Kumdong” is a nickname the women’s epee team uses to refer to the team and each other, meaning gold medalist.
“It was In-jae’s last team event with us, so I was a little more eager to win the gold medal, and I really wanted to win it. I wanted to give her a gold medal for the last time with her,” Song said, adding, “I feel good that we prepared well and the result came out.”
Choi In-jung may be able to hang up her gold medal with ease because she has a worthy successor in Song Se-ra.
“It feels good to bring home a good result in my first Asian Games. I trained hard in Korea, and I think it will be memorable to see the results of my hard work,” she said, looking forward to the next stage.
Choi In-jung said, “I’m not worried about my younger siblings and my older sisters. I don’t believe that I won’t be able to win the gold medal for them at the Paris Olympics next year,” she said, adding, “Thank you for all your hard work, and I will support you hard from now on.” 슬롯사이트