Jeong Yoo-seon (26, Ansan City Hall) became the first Korean player to win the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships and stood at the highest place on the podium.
Jeong Yoo-seon won the women’s 메이저놀이터shot put final by throwing 16m 98 at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 11th (local time). Lee Soo-jung (30, Seogwipo City Hall) took second place with a 16m 45. After the match, Jeong Yu-seon and Lee Su-jeong stood on the podium side by side, wore the national flag and sang the national anthem together. Third place was Eki Febri Ekawati (31, Indonesia) who threw 15m 44.
There was a hot competition between Korean players to win. Lee Soo-jeong threw a 16m 23 in the second period to go ahead, but Jeong Yoo-seon threw a 16m 98 in the fourth period to turn her around. Lee Soo-jeong worked hard in her 5th round, but her shot fell to the 16m 45 mark.
After the game ended after the 6th period, Jung Yoo-sun and Lee Soo-jeong shared a high five. The two are senior and junior leading the track and field throwing event in Korea. Jeong Yoo-seon, 17m 12, ranked 3rd in Korea, and Lee Soo-jeong, 16m 81, 4th. In this competition, her junior, Jeong Yu-sun, was slightly ahead.
Jeong Yoo-seon also set a record for the first time in Korean athletics. Prior to this event, South Korea’s only medalist at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships was Choi Yoon-hee, who jumped 4m 30 and placed second in the women’s pole vault at the 5th Hangzhou Games in China in 2012. Jeong Yu-seon said through the Korea Athletics Federation, “It was my first senior international competition, so I started the race in a very nervous state, and the starting record was sluggish.” told
On the 10th, the first day of this event, Yu Gyu-min, a male triple jumper, won a bronze medal. He was the second Korean medalist ever. Jeong Yoo-seon became the first Korean athlete to win the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships with a gold medal around her neck on the second day of the competition.
Kim Kook-young (32, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall), who competed in the men’s 60m, took first place with a time of 6.75 seconds in group 4 of the preliminary round, but was disqualified for a false start in the semifinals.