Can Korean wrestling go to Paris? Participation in Asian Championships and Quarter Competitions

Kim Hyun-woo retires, Jeong Han-jae and Kim Min-seok are struggling in the selection competition ‘Not an easy situation’ Ryu Han-soo overcomes the pain of his father’s death and takes on his final Olympic challenge
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The Korean wrestling team, which is in crisis, is taking on a new challenge to secure a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The national team will participate in the 2024 World Wrestling (UWW) Asian Championships held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from the 11th to the 16th, and then participate in the Paris Olympics Asian quarter competition held at the same location from the 19th to the 21st.

At the Asian Championships, the second-place athletes in each weight class and the top-ranked athletes in non-Olympic weight classes in the national team selection will participate, and in the Asian quarter competition, where qualification for the Paris Olympics is at stake, the top athletes in the selection competition will participate.

The situation is not very good.

Korean wrestling has not yet secured a single Olympic berth.

All members of the national team suffered hardships at the World Championships last year, where each weight class received five Olympic quotas. 메이저사이트

Feeling a sense of crisis, the Korea Wrestling Association recently replaced the coach of men’s Greco-Roman, its main event, with coach Ahn Han-bong (Samsung Life Insurance), a former gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Of course, the outlook is still dark.

Jeong Han-jae (Suwon City Hall), the bronze medalist in the men’s Greco-Roman 60kg class at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, raised his weight class to 67kg due to difficulty losing weight after the competition, but failed to pass the representative selection round, eliminating the possibility of going to Paris early on.

Kim Min-seok (Suwon City Hall), the bronze medalist in the men’s Greco-Roman 130kg class at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the top heavyweight, also failed to make it through the representative selection round.

Jeong Han-jae and Kim Min-seok are unable to compete in the Olympic quota competition and will only compete in the Asian Championships.

Kim Hyun-woo, who has been the star of Korean wrestling for a long time, will also not participate.

Kim Hyun-woo did not participate in the national team selection competition after announcing his retirement from the national team in December last year.

Korea is pinning its hopes on Ryu Han-soo (Samsung Life Insurance), a veteran in the men’s Greco-Roman 67kg class.

Ryu Han-soo achieved two consecutive wins at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, and is a representative figure of Korean wrestling, having reached the top of the World Championships in 2013 and 2017.

After failing to win a medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games last year, he pondered whether to retire and decided to continue his challenge until the Paris Olympics.

Ryu Han-soo will not participate in the Asian Championships and will only focus on the Asian quarter competitions.

He recently suffered the loss of his father, but devoted himself to training with a strong will.

Cheon Mi-ran (Samsung Life Insurance) in the women’s freestyle 50kg class is also a promising candidate.

Although the situation is not favorable, the team is preparing for this tournament with extraordinary determination.

Coach Ahn Han-bong said, “The players returned by the weekend to prepare for this tournament,” and added, “We will do our best to win the right to participate in the Paris Olympics and help wrestling revive.”

In the Asian quarter competition, two Olympic tickets are given to each weight class. You must advance to the finals to receive a ticket to Paris.

The athletes participating in the Asian Championships will leave the country divided by event from the 8th to the 11th, and the athletes participating in the Asian Quarter Competition will leave for the final on the 15th. 안전 슬롯사이트

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