South Korean track and field standout Choi Byung-kwang (32-Samsung Electronics) finished sixth in his third career Asian Games. crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s 20-kilometer race at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Monday at the Race Course near Smart New World on the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. He started the race with a medal in mind, but finished sixth out of 11 runners. He was disappointed that his time was more than eight minutes slower than his personal best of 1:20:29.Zhang Zun (CHN) won the race in 1:23:00, while Wang Zhaojiao (CHN) was second in 1:24:08.China has won five consecutive gold medals in the men’s 20-kilometer race at the Asian Games. Yutaro Murayama (JPN) finished third in 1:24.41.Choi Byung-kwang was disqualified in his first Asian Games appearance at Incheon 2014 and finished seventh in Jakarta-Palembang 2018.This time, he moved up one spot from 2018, but failed to make the podium. Only one South Korean athlete has ever won a medal in the men’s 20-kilometer race at an Asian Games: current Samsung Electronics coach Kim Hyun-seop. Kim finished second in 스포츠토토 Doha in 2006 and won bronze medals in Guangzhou in 2010 and Incheon in 2014.

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