Korean fencing after ‘one bronze medal’ solo exhibition… Will the beauty of Yujong be achieved in the team match?

Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea feels sad after losing to Mariel Zagounis of the United States in the women’s saber round of 16 fencing at the Tokyo Olympics on the 26th at Makuhari Messe Hall. photo = Yonhap News

The Korean fencing team has a ‘no gold’ emergency. Kim Ji-yeon (33, Seoul City Hall), Yoon Ji-soo (28, Seoul City Hall), and Choi Su-yeon (31, Ansan City Hall) all failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s fencing saber national team in the individual saber round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics held on the 26th. London Olympic gold medalist Jiyeon Kim lost 12-15 to Mariel Zagounis (USA). They went down 9-9 and allowed three points to lose. In London, Jiyeon Kim advanced to the final by beating Zagounis, who was the world’s number one at the time, and won the first Olympic gold medal in Korean saber history.

Jisoo Yoon lost 12-15 to Zainab Daibekova (Uzbekistan), and Suyeon Choi lost 12-15 to Anna Marathon (Hungary). Lee Kwang-hyeon (Hwaseong City Hall), who was the only Korean player to participate in the men’s foil individual event, lost 14-15 in the round of 32 against Kirill Vorodachev (ROC) and did not make it to the round of 16. In Korean fencing, the men’s saber Kim Jung-hwan (National Sports Promotion Agency) won only one bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics individual competition that began on the 24th.

Korean fencing has been a ‘good thing’ on the recent Olympic stage. He won two gold medals at the London Olympics and one gold medal at the Rio Olympics, but has not won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. From the 27th, Korean fencing aims at the beauty of Yujong in the men’s and women’s groups (epee, sabre).

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