South Korea’s men’s sprint relay team won its first bronze medal at an Asian Games in 37 years.
스포츠토토 The South Korean men’s sprint relay team secured a medal with a time of 38.74 seconds in the men’s 400-meter relay final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Wednesday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The gold medal went to China (38.29) and the silver to Japan (38.44).
The relay team of Lee Jung-tae (Anyang City Hall), Kim Kook-young (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall), Lee Jae-sung (Korea Gymnastics University) and Ko Seung-hwan (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall) had earlier qualified for the final in second place overall behind China in 38.75. The time was better than the previous best of 38.77 and just 0.01 seconds short of the Korean record (38.74).
In the final, the relay team was assigned lane 6, and it was an uphill battle until the end. They battled with Thailand until the very end, eventually winning the bronze medal in 38.74 seconds. It has been 37 years since Korea won a medal in the 400-meter relay at an Asian Games since Seoul 1986 (bronze).