We didn’t win gold. But it was a worthy challenge.
The Korean women’s foil team of Chae Song-oh (Chungbuk Provincial Office), Hong Sena (Ansan City Office), Hong Hyo-jin (Seongnam City Hall) and Hong Seo-in (Seoul City Hall) lost 31-34 to China in the final of the women’s foil team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Hangzhou University of Electronic Science and Technology Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
The team, which was looking to return to the Asian podium after a nine-year absence, settled for silver.
Women’s foil won five consecutive Asian Games gold medals from 1998-2014 under the leadership of former “strongman” Nam Hyun-hee, the current director of the Korean Olympic Committee.
However, in 2018, the year of Nam’s retirement, the team settled for bronze. The silver medal was a significant accomplishment in the absence of their ‘ace’.
South Korea and China were evenly matched on the day. 먹튀검증
In the first round, Korea was down 0-1 to China, but the balance was not disturbed in the following rounds with 6-6-8-8-10-10-12-12-15-15. In the seventh round, Hong Seo-in broke the balance and took the lead with a 19-17 win.
However, the eighth round proved to be a problem.
In the eighth round, Hong was down 2-9 to China’s Chen Qingyuan. The score was 21-26. Korea’s Chae Song-oh fought hard to turn the match around, but it wasn’t enough.