Park Jin-cheol wins gold
Park Jin-cheol of South Korea receives the ball after winning the gold medal in the men’s individual table tennis class 2 event at the Hangzhou Para Asian Games 2022 at the Gungsu Canal Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 25.
Park Jin-cheol (Sport Class 2-Gwangju Metropolitan Government) and Cha Soo-
yong (Sport Class 2-Daegu Metropolitan Government) shared the gold and silver
medals in the Men’s Singles Table Tennis Class 2 at the Hangzhou Para-Asian Games.
The duo competed in the singles and teamed up in the doubles.
Park defeated Cha Su-yong 3-0 (11-6 12-10 11-3) in the Men’s Singles Class 2 final at
the Hangzhou 2022 Para Asian Games at the Gungshu Canal Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on Friday.
“Even before I came to Hangzhou, I told Cha Sooyong, ‘Let’s meet in the final,’ and it
came as expected,” Park said after the match.
Cha echoed the sentiment, saying, “Since we’re playing in the final against Korean
players, it’s a gold or silver medal no matter who wins.”
However, Cha did express some disappointment, saying, “I did my best, but I think I still have a lot to work on.”
Cha Su-yong catches the ball
Cha Soo-yong of South Korea returns the ball during the men’s individual table
tennis class 2 semifinal match at the Hangzhou Para Asian Games 2022 at the
Gungsu Canal Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on Oct. 25.
The Korean won his second consecutive singles title at the Para Asian Games, following his victory in Indonesia 2018.
He said, “It’s great to win back-to-back titles. I need to do well at the Paralympic
Games in Paris next year. I will use this performance as a stepping stone to do
better,” he said. “I won a bronze medal in the individual event at the Tokyo 2020
Paralympic Games, but I want to reach the highest level in Paris.”
“I have only won silver and bronze medals at the Paralympic Games. My dream is to
raise the Korean flag to the highest point, and I will do my best to fulfill that dream
in Paris,” he said, promising goodwill competition in Paris.
After battling across the net in singles, Park Jin-chul and Cha Soo-yong will pair up
on the 26th to compete in the men’s doubles class MD4.
The duo won gold in the team event at the ParaAsian Games in Indonesia and
silver in the team event at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
“We expect the doubles to be a Korean team in the final,” Park said. Joo Young-dae
(Sport Class 1 – Gyeongnam Para Sports Association) and Jang Young-jin (Sport Class 3 – Seoul City Hall) will also be paired in the event.
The Korean Para table tennis team collected 17 medals (4 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze)
on the final day of singles competition. China won 27 medals (10 gold, 8 silver, 9 bronze). 카지노사이트존