[Asian Games] Track and Field Men’s Triple Jump Yoo Gyu-min 5th, Kim Jang-woo 7th
The Korean track and field men’s 400m relay team won a bronze medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 3rd, but they still felt the gap with the top Asian teams in other events.
In the men’s triple jump, where medals were expected, Yoo Gyu-min (22, Iksan City Hall) ranked 5th and Kim Jang-woo (24, Jangheung County Office) ranked 7th. 안전놀이터
Yoo Gyu-min jumped 16m 28 in the men’s triple jump final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the main stadium of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the 3rd.
Kim Jang-woo’s record that day was 16m02.
The winner on this day was Zhu Yaming (China), who jumped 17m13.
Second place Fang Yaoqing (China) jumped 16m 93.
The record of 3rd place Praveen Chittaravel (India) was 16m68.
Gyu-min Yoo (best record 16 m 82) and Jang-woo Kim (16 m 78) could have won a medal if they had approached their personal best records, but in their first Asian Games,
the two fell far short of their own records.
Kim Jang-woo said, “I felt that we needed to grow more.
Our mistakes were not enough.”
Yoo Gyu-min also urged himself, “If I want to be competitive on the Asian stage,
I need to build up more skills and experience.”
Kim Yu-jin (27, Gyeongsan City Hall) set a personal best record of 15 minutes 55.89 seconds in the women’s 5,000m (previously 15 minutes 58.61 seconds),
but finished the race in 9th place.
Oh Soo-jeong (21, Korea National Sport University),
who participated in the women’s high jump finals, ranked 10th with 1m 75.
Oh Soo-jeong attempted the 1m 80 to break her personal best (1m 76),
but she touched the bar all three times.