Korean track and field sprinter Kim Kook-young (Gwangju Metropolitan Government) regained the men’s 100-meter crown for the first time in four years.
Kim won the men’s 100-meter final at the 104th National Games in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, on Friday with a time of 10.35 seconds.
Park Won-jin (10.40, Sokcho City Hall) and Lee Jun-hyuk (10.43, Ansan City Hall) finished second and third, respectively.
This was Kim’s first gold medal in the event in four years, since the 100th Seoul Games, where he won two titles, including gold in the 100 meters.
The 101st and 102nd editions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the 103rd edition in Ulsan, Kim did not compete in the 100-meter final and focused on the 200-meter 바카라사이트 (bronze) and relay (400-meter gold-1,600-meter silver).
Kim won three consecutive men’s 100-meter titles from the 96th Gangwon Games to the 98th Chungbuk Games.
He holds the Korean record in the event (10.07).
At the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which concluded this month, he teamed up with Lee Jung-tae (Anyang City Hall), Lee Jae-sung (Korea Gymnastics University) and Ko Seung-hwan (Gwangju Metropolitan Government) to win a bronze medal in the men’s 400-meter relay.
It was Kim’s first Asian Games medal and Korea Athletics’ first medal in the event in 37 years.
On Nov. 11, Kim will meet long jumper Kim Kyuna (Yecheoncheon) for the first time in her career.
Kim will try to secure additional ‘wedding gifts’ in the 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay. 슬롯게이밍