The South Korean men’s and women’s canoe sprint team won a silver medal side by side in the 500m kayak four-seater.
The Korean canoe sprint team, consisting of Cho Kwang-hee, Cho Hyun-hee (Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall), Jang Sang-won (Incheon Metropolitan City Hall), and Jeong Ju-hwan (National Sports Promotion Agency), finished second among the nine teams in the men’s four-seater 500m final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Fuyang Water Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, on the 3rd.
As a result, Korea won a valuable silver medal with a time of 1 second 147 seconds behind the Chinese national team (1:23.859) composed of Bootkai, Wang Chongkang, Zhang Dong and Deng.
South Korea won a silver medal in this event at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. As a result, he rowed vigorously for the gold medal in this tournament, but won the silver medal in two consecutive tournaments.
In the men’s kayak two-seater 500m final held the previous day, Cho Kwang-hee and Jang Sang-won recorded 1:37.690, followed by China’s Bootkay-Wang Chung-won group (1:36.658).
Cho Kwang-hee tried for gold medals in three consecutive tournaments following the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, but ended the tournament with two silver medals.
In addition, the women’s national team, consisting of Choi Ran, Lee Han-sol, Lee Ha-rin (hereinafter Buyeo County Office), and Cho Shin-young (Daejeon Sports Council), won the silver medal in second place with a time of 1:42.870 in the women’s kayak four-seater 500m final. China’s Li Dong-in, Yin Meng-de, Wang Nan and Sun Wei-wen won the gold medal by crossing the finish line the fastest with a time of 1:39:960.
It is the second time in nine years that South Korea has won a medal in the women’s kayak four-seater 500m at the Asian Games since the silver medal at the 2014 Incheon Games. South Korea won three silver medals in the canoe sprint event.