‘Korea’s diving sensation’ Woo Haram (25-Korea Sports Promotion Organisation) has taken his Asian Games medal tally to 10 (four silver, six bronze).
Uharam finished third in the men’s 1-metre springboard final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with a total of 395.95 points from the first to sixth dives at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Tuesday.
Uharam, who was the most decorated South Korean athlete in all sports heading into the Hangzhou Games with eight Asian Games medals from Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018, added two more medals to his tally so far in the competition.
He will be looking to add to his medal tally in the 3m springboard event on Wednesday.
The gap between Wang Zhengyuan (21), who has six World Championships medals, and Feng Jianfeng (29-plus, China), the world leader in this event at the Fukuoka 2023 World Championships, was huge.
Wang Zhengyuan finished first with 459.50 points, while Feng Jianfeng was second with 442.45 points.
Wu Haram battled for the bronze medal with fellow national team junior Kim Young-taek (22-Jeju-do).
By the end of the second period, Kim was ahead of Uharam.
However, Uharam turned the tables in the third period, scoring 74.25 points for his 107B, a difficulty level 3.0 move that required him to “jump forward, turn three and a half laps and wrap his legs with both hands”. Kim’s third-period score was 58.50.
Uharam would go on to finish in third place.
Kim finished fourth with 342.55 points.
Woo Haram is a household name in South Korean diving.
He finished fourth in the 1-metre springboard and 3-metre springboard individual events at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea’s highest-ever men’s diving finish.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, he finished fourth in the men’s 3-metre springboard, his best result ever, raising the dream of an Olympic medal for South Korean diving.
However, Uharam was unable to compete at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest due to back pain.
She competed at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka in July after a prolonged rehabilitation period that left her under-trained, and she received an uncharacteristic result: 온라인카지노 a ‘non-qualification’ on the 3m springboard.
After winning a silver medal in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard paired with Lee Jae-kyung (24-Gwangju Metropolitan Sports Federation) on 30 March, Uharam said he was “on the way up from the bottom” and promised to “rebound after winning medals in all the events (three) I competed in at the Asian Games and do unconditionally well at the World Championships in Doha next February (for a place at the Paris Olympics)”.
For now, Woo Haram took another step towards her goal of winning a medal in every event she competed in by adding a medal in the individual event.
Korean diving has now collected five medals (two silver, three bronze) to date, tying the record for the most medals at a single Asian Games, set in Jakarta-Palembang 2018 (two silver, three bronze) and Incheon 2014 (one silver, four bronze).
With one more medal, it will be the most in a single Asian Games in Korean diving history. 슬롯