All four members of the men’s modern pentathlon team at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games qualified for the final.
Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan Government) earned 1,146 points to finish third out of 15 athletes in Group A of the men’s modern pentathlon semifinals at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Fuyang Throat Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Wednesday.
The modern pentathlon, in which a single athlete competes in fencing, swimming, equestrian and laser run (athletics plus shooting), features a fencing ranking round on the first day, followed by a semifinal round to narrow the field to 18 for the final.
After the men’s and women’s fencing ranking rounds on the 20th, the women’s semifinals, which were scheduled for the 21st, were not held as there were only 19 competitors, while the men selected 18 of the 29 competitors for the final on the same day.
Jung Jin-hwa (LH), who competed in Group A of the men’s semifinals alongside Jeon Woong-tae, finished fifth with 1,127 points and qualified for the final.
In Semifinal B, Seo Chang-wan (Jeonnam-do) and Lee Ji-hoon (LH), the top-ranked fencer in the round robin, finished second and third with 1,137 points.
The men’s and women’s pentathlon finals will be held on the 24th, a day after the opening ceremony on the 23rd, to determine both the individual and team medals.
Jeon Woong-tae will look to win his second straight men’s individual title after the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, while Lee Ji-hoon, who won silver at that event, will also be among the favorites for gold.
Kim Sun-woo (Gyeonggi-do), Kim Se-hee (BNK Savings Bank), Sung Seung-min (Korea Gymnastics University) and Jang Ha-eun (LH) will compete in the women’s event. 토토사이트