Sun-Hong Hwang, who is aiming for his third consecutive Asian Games title, will clash with Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) on the 4th to advance to the finals.
The Korean U-24 national soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, will play the semifinals against Uzbekistan at Hangzhou Huanglong Sports Center Stadium starting at 9 p.m. (Korean time) on this day.
South Korea has advanced to the semifinals for the sixth time in a row and is attempting to win the tournament for the third time in a row, while Uzbekistan has advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 29 years since winning the 1994 Hiroshima Games. The mighty spear of the Taegeuk Warriors, who scored 23 goals until the quarterfinals, and the strong defense of Uzbekistan, which allowed only two goals in four games, face off head-on.
Korea and Uzbekistan also met in the quarterfinals of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago. At that time, Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) scored a hat trick, but gave up 3 goals to Uzbekistan, so extra time had to be played. In the end, Korea won thanks to Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton)’s penalty kick-winning goal in the 13th minute of extra time. At the time, it was the biggest hurdle on Korea’s path to the gold medal.
If they defeat Uzbekistan, Korean soccer will face the final match for the gold medal against the winner of Japan and Hong Kong at 9 p.m. on the 7th.먹튀검증
Sanghyuk Woo (Yongin City Hall) is also preparing for the first gold medal in Korean athletics.
Woo Sang-hyuk will compete against the best active jumper and rival, Mutaz Barsim (Qatar), in the men’s high jump finals held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium at 8 p.m. on this day.
Woo Sang-hyuk finished 10th with 2m20 at the 2014 Incheon Games when he was a high school student, but won a silver medal with 2m28 at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games.
Since then, Woo Sang-hyuk has been raising expectations by showing brilliant achievements in major competitions, such as 4th place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, victory at the 2022 World Indoor Championships, 2nd place at the Outdoor World Championships, and victory at this year’s Diamond League Final. The Korea Athletics Federation also selected Woo Sang-hyuk as the clearest candidate to win this competition.
However, the wall that Barsim will face against Woo Sang-hyuk for the gold medal is not easy. Barshim is the best active jumper, having won three consecutive world championships in London 2017, Doha 2019, and Eugene 2022, and tied for first place with Gianmarco Tamberg (Italy) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Woo Sang-hyuk advanced to the finals in the men’s high jump preliminary round held on the 2nd by exceeding 2m15 only once. After the preliminaries, Woo Sang-hyuk met with reporters and said, “I only played once, but I felt good. I will take good care of my body and show a good performance in the finals on the 4th.”