Koo Bon-gil teamed up with Oh Sang-wook (Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall), Kim Jung-hwan (National Sports Promotion Agency), and Kim Joon-ho (Hwaseong City Hall) to win the gold medal in the men’s sabre team event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Hangzhou Electronics University Gymnasium in China on the 28th. Korea beat China 45-33.
With this, Koo Bon-gil won his sixth gold medal in Asian Games history. Before this competition, Koo Bon-gil was betting on five gold medals and one silver medal. 슬롯머신
Koo Bon-gil’s goal in this tournament was to win gold medals in the individual and team events to become the most gold medalist in the Korean Summer Asian Games. Park Tae-hwan (swimming), Nam Hyun-hee (fencing), Ryu Seo-yeon (bowling), Seo Jung-kyun (riding horse), and Yang Chang-hoon (archery) are listed as the most gold medalists in the Summer Asian Games for South Korean athletes with six gold medals.
However, he lost to his junior Oh Sang-wook in the individual finals, failing to achieve his goals and losing four consecutive games. Still, if she won the gold medal in the team event, she could achieve the tie. The four men, called the “Appeacers,” have already won gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning two consecutive Asian Games. China tried to be the opponent, but it couldn’t.
Koo Bon-gil, who met at the mixed zone after the game, said, “Sang-wook made a promise after the individual match. He said he would let me win a gold medal in the team event, he said. “I said I wanted to play in the next Asian Games after the individual competition, but I felt sorry for my juniors, but I wanted to win the most gold medal in Korea.” There’s a high chance of winning a gold medal in the team event. I’ll run to Nagoya again,” he said.
Koo Bon-gil brought 16 of the 45 points brought by the Korean team. Koo Bon-gil, a two-bout player, played a big role in bringing the lead to South Korea, which was pushed 4-5 in the first-bout. Since then, South Korea has not missed the initiative and pressured China. Koo Bon-gil’s tournament, which brought one gold medal and one silver medal, was a happy ending.