[Asian Games] Shin Jin-seo, 9th Dan, Suffered a Shock Loss to Taiwan’s Xu Hao-hong… Frustration in Reaching the Finals
9th dan Shin Jin-seo’s ‘golden finish’ at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games was canceled.
The Shin Jin-seo lost to Taiwan’s 9th dan Xu Hao-hong in 278 moves in the men’s individual semifinals of the Baduk tournament
held at the China Foundation Branch in Hangzhou, China on the 28th.
Shin Jin-seo, who had won all three matches against his opponent,
suffered an unexpected and shocking loss on the way to the finals. 카지노사이트위키
In the third round of the Group A preliminary round of the tournament on the 25th,
Shin Jin-seo won by 100% in 124 moves against Xu Haohong.
Xu Haohong defeated 9th dan Park Jeong-hwan the day before
then defeated the Korean driver for the second day in a row to advance to the finals.
The opponent in the finals is Kejie 9th Dan (China).
Shin Jin-seo will face Japan’s 9th dan Ryo Ichiriki in the bronze medal match at 4 p.m. Korean time.
Shin Jin-seo has the upper hand in his opponent’s record with 5 wins out of 5.
Coach Jin-seok Mok
Regarding the semifinals, national team coach Jin-seok Mok said,
“It was tight with neither of us able to gain the upper hand,
but as we entered the final stage, (Shin Jin-seo) made an unfortunate move and lost the upper hand,”
“It wasn’t a big mistake that stood out, but it was the best move.”
“It wasn’t,” he recalled.
Coach Mok said, “I think I’m physically exhausted after playing two matches a day,”
added, “I will keep the team in good spirits and prepare well for the bronze medal match and team match in the afternoon.”
Korean Baduk suffered a blow in the men’s individual competition,
its plan to sweep all three gold medals in the competition was aborted.
At the 2010 Guangzhou Games, where baduk was first adopted as an official event at the Asian Games,
Korea dominated three gold medals, including the men’s and women’s team event and mixed doubles event.
Afterwards, it was not adopted as an official event at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games,
this was its return to the Asian Games after 13 years.
The men’s and women’s team competition begins on the 29th.
Shin Jin-seo, Park Jeong-hwan, Byun Sang-il, Kim Myung-hoon, Shin Min-jun, and Lee Ji-hyeon, 9-dan,
participated in the men’s team event, while Choi Jeong, Oh Yu-jin, 9-dan, Kim Chae-young, 8-dan, and Kim Eun-ji, 6-dan,
were selected for the women’s team event.