The South Korean men’s 400-meter relay team won bronze in a Korean record time at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. It has been 37 years since South Korea won a medal in the men’s 400-meter relay at the Asian Games. The Korean men’s sprint relay team of Lee Jung-tae (27-Anyang City Hall), Kim Kook-young (32-Gwangju Metropolitan Government), Lee Jae-sung (22-Korea Gymnastics) and Ko Seung-hwan (26-Gwangju Metropolitan Government) crossed the line in 38.74 seconds to finish third in the men’s 400-meter relay final on Wednesday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. They finished behind China (38.29) and Japan (38.44), but ahead of Thailand (38.81) for the bronze medal .Korea’s time of 38.74 ties the national record of 38.74 set by Oh Kyung-soo, Cho Kyu-won, Kim Kook-young, and Yeo Joshua in 2014.The Korean men’s 400-meter relay team of Sung Nak-gyun, Jang Jae-geun, Kim Jong-il and Shim Deok-sub won the country’s first Asian Games medal in the event when they finished third in Seoul in 1986.It would take 37 years for a second medal .The men’s sprint relay team, led by Kim Kook-young, who holds the Korean record in the men’s 100 meters (10.07), gained confidence with a season’s best time of 38.77 in Korea on Sept. 17, and then finished second overall in the preliminary round on Sept. 2 in 38.75, 0.01 seconds slower than the Korean record, to boost their medal hopes. However, it was Park Won-jin (20-Sokcho City Hall), not Ko Seung-hwan, who anchored both events. Armed with grueling training and close teamwork, the athletes promised after the preliminaries that they would 스포츠토토존 “definitely set a new Korean record in the final”. While it wasn’t a new record, the athletes came within 50 percent of their time.

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