Lee Eun-ji (17-Bangsango) won her first individual Asian Games medal. At the same time, South Korea’s women’s backstroke team added a medal after a 25-year absence .Lee finished the women’s 200-meter backstroke final in 2 minutes, 09.75 seconds on Saturday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Pool at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Only two swimmers touched the touchpad faster than Lee, Feng Xuewei (20, China) in 2:07.58 and Liu Yaxin (24, China) in 2:08.70.On the day, Lee finished second in her heat in 2:11.42 and dropped one spot to third in the final. She was fourth at the 150-meter mark. “I didn’t know the exact position, but I thought I was in fourth or fifth place,” she said after the race. “I pushed harder in the last 50 meters. Before I checked my time, I felt like I was done. I’m really happy to have broken 2:09.”It has been 25 years since a Korean woman won a medal in the backstroke at an Asian Games, with Shim Min-ji (third in the 200 meters) and Choi Soo-min (third in the 100 meters) at the 1998 Bangkok Games. “I didn’t know about that record at all. You’ve been waiting a long time,” she said cheerfully, adding, “Everyone, I broke that record. “Eunji’s medal is even sweeter considering she suffered an unexpected injury just before the Games. While training for the Asian Games, Lee was diagnosed with frostbite in late August after undergoing cryotherapy treatment .The injury came at a time when she needed to increase her training intensity. However, Eunji says, “I couldn’t do anything about the injury. I tried to recover quickly and compete in the best possible condition,” she said, adding, “This is how I overcame it. “Although she was smiling, her eyes were bloodshot. After overcoming the odds, Lee presented herself with a shiny Asian Games bronze medal. “Everyone, please look forward to more,” she said in an emotional voice, 온라인카지노 promising a brighter future.

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