Final not held due to rain… Seo Chae-hyun wins silver after qualifying and semifinal performances
South Korean women’s sport climbing standout Seo Chae-hyun (19, The North Face-Seoul City Hall) won a silver medal at her first Asian Games after rain prevented her from competing in the final against Mori Ai (20, Japan).
The women’s lead-combined final of the sport climbing event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games was not held due to rain on Sunday at the Yangshan Sports Climbing Center in Kirqiao, Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China.
The final ranking of Seo Chae-hyun, who finished the semifinals in second place, also became second according to the competition rules.
In fact, Seo and Mori had the same semifinal total of 199.73 points (99.73 in bouldering and 100 in lead).
However, the semifinal rankings were split between Mori in first place and Seo in second place.
This was in accordance with the competition’s rules, which state that if the semifinal scores are tied, the qualification scores will be used to determine the order of finish.
In qualifying, Mori finished first with a total of 196.0 points (99.9 bouldering, 96.1 lead), while Seo finished second with 176 points (79.9 bouldering, 96.1 lead).
When the results of the first and second semifinals came in, Seo wasn’t disappointed and was ready for a rematch in the final.
As long as you finish in the top eight, your semifinal ranking doesn’t affect your final position, as it only determines the order in which you climb the wall in the final. Qualifying positions are even less influential.
However, the rain that soaked the Yangsan Sport Climbing Center meant that the first and second place qualifying scores would not matter.
Zhang Yutong (CHINA), who finished third in the semifinals with 175.7 points, took third place.
Sasol (29-CN), who won silver in the women’s combined at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, the first time sport climbing was included in the program, finished fifth (175.7 points).
“I wanted to have a fun competition in the final, but I didn’t even get a chance to challenge for the title,” Seo said, adding, “Sasol could have done better in the final, but that’s how it ended.”
However, Seo Chae Won turned her attention to the Olympics, saying, “In November, the Asian qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympics will be held.” “I will definitely win a ticket to the Olympics then, and show a better performance in the main event in 2024.”
At the Games, Korean sport climbing won two silver and two bronze medals.
Seo Chae-hyun and men’s combine Lee Do-hyun (Blackyak) won silver, while the men’s and women’s speed relay teams took bronze together.
In Jakarta-Palembang 2018, the team won one gold (Chun Jong-won, men’s), one silver (Sasol, women’s) and one bronze (Kim In-ja, women’s) in the combined events.
In Hangzhou, they did not win a gold medal, but increased their total medal tally by one.
“Sport climbing is a sport that is growing in popularity around the world,” said Seo Jong-guk, head coach of the Korean National Team. “The Asian level is also very high, and the fact that we won medals in both speed and combine means that the athletes have put in tremendous effort,” said Seo Jong-guk, head coach of the national team. 카지노사이트