Jung Jae-min (Namwon City Hall) gave Korean boxing its first medal at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games despite losing in the men’s 92kg boxing quarter-finals.
Jung Jae-min lost a unanimous decision to Tajikistan’s Davlat Voltayev in the men’s 92kg boxing quarter-final at the Hangzhou Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on 1 January.
Voltayev won the bout with all five judges raising their hands. The judges’ scores were 28-29-27-30-26-30-27-30-27-30.
Voltayev is a strong contender who finished fifth at the World Boxing Championships in March.
The boxing at the event did not have a third-place decider, so the Korean had to settle for bronze after finishing fourth.
It has been nine years since men’s boxing won an Asian Games medal at Incheon 2014.
At the previous edition, the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, no medals were won in the men’s boxing category.
South Korean boxing’s last Asian Games medal came in the women’s 60kg category, when standout boxer Oh Yeon-ji (Ulsan Metropolitan Sports Federation) won gold.
Oh also competed in the women’s 60kg category at the Games, but lost a unanimous decision to North Korea’s Won Eun-kyong in the round of 16.
Seongnam City Hall (Seongnam City Hall), which had challenged for a medal after Jung Jae-min on the first day, also lost a unanimous decision to Thailand’s Janjam Suwannapeng in the quarterfinals of the women’s 66kg category. 스포츠토토