Cycling men’s team chase earns bronze, defeats Hong Kong

Min Kyung-ho of the Korean National Cycling Team.

The Korean men’s cycling team won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

The Korean team of Kim Hyun-seok (Korail), Min Kyung-ho (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Jang Hoon

(Uijeongbu City Hall), and Shin Dong-in (Gangjin County Government) clocked 3:58.594 in the bronze

medal match of the men’s team pursuit at the Jiexiu Sports Center Velodrome in Chunan, Hangzhou,

China on Sunday, beating Hong Kong (4:05.507).

South Korea took the bronze medal behind Japan and China. It was the second cycling medal of the

Games after the women’s team sprint (silver) the day before.

The men’s team pursuit was an event in which South Korea dominated during the career of “cycling legend” Cho Ho-sung, but has struggled since his retirement.

After finishing eighth at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, the South Koreans bounced back at this event.

The highly anticipated women’s keirin, Lee Hye-jin (Seoul Metropolitan Government) and Cho Jong-young (Sangju City Government), made it to the top six final but failed to bring home a medal.

Lee finished fourth in the final, 0.572 seconds behind winner Mina Sato (JPN), and Choi was fifth, 0.801 seconds behind.

Sato won gold, while Wang Lijuan and Zhang Linyin (GBR) took silver and bronze, respectively.

Lee and Choi Hye-jin, who shared silver in the team sprint the day before, were unable to fulfill their hopes on the first day of individual competition.

Meanwhile, in the women’s team pursuit 3-4, South Korea lost to Hong Kong and finished fourth. 스포츠토토맨

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