Chung Jong-dae, Para Athletics 100m 3rd…”You can’t achieve everything you want”

By Seol Ha-eun – Hangzhou Commonwealth Games Foundation = “You can’t achieve everything you want,” said Chung Jong-dae (39, Busan, South Korea), who finished third in the 100 meters after being 0.02 seconds behind the second-place finisher.

Chung Jong-dae finished third in the men’s T52 100 meters final in 18.67 seconds at the Hangzhou 2022 Para-Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, on Thursday.

Tatsuya Ito (JPN) ran a dominant race from the start, while Chung and Jerold Mangriwan (PHIL) fought for second place.

Ito crossed the line first in 17.41, followed by Mangliwan in 18.65. Chung Jong-dae finished third in 18.67.

“I thought I came in first (before Mang Li-wan),” said Chung, adding, “My heart was racing after a long time. It was a fun race.”

Chung, who raced for second place and missed out on the silver medal by 0.02 seconds, said, “My time was good for my condition. I didn’t get the second place I was aiming for, but it’s not everything you want,” he said calmly.

He cites his “positive personality” as one of his strengths.

He accepted the result of the competition without regret.

Chung won his fourth medal at the Para Asian Games after winning bronze in the 200 meters in Incheon in 2014 and silver in the 200 meters and bronze in the 100 meters in Indonesia in 2018.

Chong switched from wheelchair rugby to athletics.

Raised by his grandparents due to family circumstances, he focused on athletics after his grandfather encouraged him to switch to a less dangerous sport.

His grandfather passed away in 2014 when his grandson became a national athlete.

At the mention of his grandfather, Chung Jong-dae became speechless. His eyes turned red and he burst into tears.

Zheng will compete in the 200-meter final on Friday, hoping to win her second medal of the Games.

After the Hangzhou Para Asian Games, he will prepare for the World Championships in Kobe in May 2024 and the Paralympic Games in Paris in August.

“I want to train hard this winter and improve my record. I will enjoy the rest of the competition in Hangzhou, and then return to Korea to prepare hard again,” said Jung Jong-dae. 파워볼분석

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