The Korea Karate Federation announced the representative players to compete in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games.
The federation said, “The 19th Hangzhou Asian Games representative players decided last year through deliberation by the Performance Improvement Committee and the Board of Directors to give the existing 8 players (4 males and 4 females) a chance to participate again, who were scheduled to participate in 2022.” delivered on the 24th.
The Asian Games representative players are existing men’s gata (brother) Park Hee-joon (Busan), Gumite -60kg Koo Ju-yeong (Ulsan), -75kg Pi Jae-yoon (Gyeongbuk), -84kg Baek Jun-hyeok (Gyeongbuk). The female players are Gumite -50kg Jeong Ji-yeong (Gyeongbuk), -55kg Hwang Soo-hyeon (Gyeongbuk), -61kg Chae Min-young (Daegu), +68kg Jeong Hye-young (Ulsan).
As the Asian Games were postponed for a year, a new group kata event was newly established in the karate category. To participate in the other team events, three players, including one individual, must participate.
The federation said, “We are currently hiring a foreign national team leader,” and “consulted with the Korea Sports Council training planning department so that the national team can participate in the 2023 Karate National Team Selection Competition in June and the Asian Karate Championships held in Malaysia in July. Later, the AG team is planning to analyze the power of competing countries and final check the team’s performance to participate in the Asian Games.”
The federation is promoted to a regular member this year, and the national team is converted to a regular event, and when the national team leader recruitment is completed, it plans to start full-scale strengthening training afterwards. 메이저놀이터
Kang Min-joo, president of the Korean Karate Federation, said, “Since the Hangzhou Asian Games have been postponed for a year, I hope that all of the athletes will show off their performance to the fullest.” Through the National Karate Championships during the presidency and the 2023 Karate Youth Representative Selection Tournament, we will also strive to discover young players so that next-generation promising players can raise the status of karate in Korea in the future.”