Fencer Song Se-ra (Busan Metropolitan Government), who will compete in the women’s epee on the first day of the medal race at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, is looking forward to a strong and healthy first competition .”It still doesn’t really sink in,” Song told Yonhap News Agency after arriving at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in China on Wednesday to compete in the Asian Games. I still don’t realize that the Games are coming,” she said, adding, “I think my mood will be different when I move into the athletes’ village.” Song will compete in the women’s epee individual event on Thursday, the day after the opening ceremony. It’s a heavy weight on her shoulders to be in the medal hunt on the first day of the 29-day event .She won the women’s epee individual and team titles at last year’s World Championships and will be a favorite to win gold again. She is currently the second highest ranked Asian athlete in the women’s epee world rankings, behind only Vivian Kong (Hong Kong-2). In May this year, Song Sera faced Kong in the World Cup Individual Final in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she won 14-13 to claim the title. “I’ve been training hard and I’m just hoping to build on my good results,” said Song, “I’m not going to prepare any differently as there’s not much time left until the competition, so I’ll just try my best to stay in shape .”This will be his first appearance at the Asian Games, having won a silver medal in the team event at Tokyo 2021.”I would give myself a 90 out of 100,” he said of his preparation for the event, which was postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The missing 10 points are due to injuries,” he explained, emphasizing that he will spend the remaining time before the competition practicing to avoid injury .In addition to Song, former world No. 1 Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City Hall) will be competing in the women’s individual epee on Thursday. Kang Young-mi (Gwangju Seo-gu Office), the defending individual gold medalist in the women’s epee at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, will only compete in the team event. Only two athletes per country are allowed to compete in the individual fencing events at the Asian Games, fewer 안전놀이터 than at other international competitions, and world rankings are used to determine who will compete in the individual events.

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