Sailing Asia’s strongest sailor, Hajimin (Haeundae District Office), was denied a
fourth consecutive Asian Games title.
The men’s Laser class medal race at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games was not
held on Sunday at the Xiangshan Sailing Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, due to local weather conditions.
According to the Korean Sailing Association, the winds were too light for the event to take place.
After the 11th race of the day was completed, Hajimin was awarded the silver medal.
But had 33 penalty points after 11 races, second only to Ryan Loh (SINGAPORE) with 26.
Sailors are awarded penalty points based on their finish in each race, with one
point for first place, two points for second, three points for third, and so on. The
penalty points are totaled and the fleet is ranked in order of least penalty. The
final medal race carries double penalties.
Hajimin could have pulled off the upset if he took first place in the final 12 races and Ryan Loh dropped below fifth.
But the heavens didn’t cooperate.
After winning three consecutive titles in this event at the 2010 Guangzhou, 2014
Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, Hajimin was hoping for a fourth.
Hajimin’s failure to win gold meant that two other South Korean athletes’ hopes
of winning back-to-back titles at the Games were dashed.
Earlier in the day, Koo Bon-gil (Korea Sports Promotion Organization) won his
fourth consecutive individual title in the men’s fencing sabre, but lost to Oh Sang-
wook (Daejeon Metropolitan Government) in the final and finished with a silver medal.
(Boryeongju City Hall) also took silver in the men’s windsurfing iQ foil class.
With 36 penalty points from 18 races, including the canceled 19th race of the day,
Lee finished second behind China’s Bikun (15 points).
In the women’s kiteboarding event, Lee Young-eun (VUAN) took home the bronze medal.
Lee earned 36 penalty points in 16 races to finish third behind China’s Chen
Jingwei (13 points) and Thailand’s Benyapa Jantawan (25 points).
The Korean sailing team finished the event with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. 카지노사이트존