Diving national team member Lee Jae-kyung (Gwangju Sports Federation) won her third medal of the Asian Games. It’s a medal that’s even more special because it came after a good-natured competition with her esteemed senior Woo Haram (NOC).
Lee finished third in the men’s 3m springboard final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Wednesday with a total of 426.20 points from periods 1-6 at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Aquatic Sports Arena in Hangzhou, China.
The gold and silver medals went to Wang Zhongyuan (542.30 points) and Zheng Zhiyuan (508.55 points) of China, respectively.
Earlier, Lee Jae-kyung won the silver medal in the 3-meter synchronized springboard, performing with Woo Haram. On the previous day, she paired with Kim Young-nam (Jeju-do) to finish second on the 10-meter synchro platform.
Lee Jae-kyung, who has shown good chemistry with her senior teammates, also won a medal in her individual performance on the day. Holding fourth place with 357 points going into the fifth period, Lee pulled off a dramatic comeback to third place with a solid final performance.
Uharam, who was in the final alongside Lee, was looking for her 11th career Asian Games medal, but slipped to fourth at the last minute. She was ahead of Lee with 364.25 points going into the fifth period, but slipped up a bit in the final six.
The diving sensation has secured medals at three consecutive Asian Games, starting with Incheon 2014, followed by Jakarta-Palembang 2018 and now this one. 메이저사이트
At the Games, Uharam won silver in the 3-meter synchronized springboard with Lee Jae-kyung before adding bronze in the 1-meter springboard. With these two medals, Uharam has now won 10 medals at the Asian Games (4 silver, 6 bronze).
With two silver and four bronze medals, Korean diving set a record for the most medals at a single Asian Games, surpassing Incheon (1 silver, 4 bronze) and Jakarta-Palembang (2 silver, 3 bronze).