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The South Korean men’s and women’s sport climbing speed teams won a combined bronze medal in the relay at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. The Korean women’s speed relay team of Choi Nau (Family Mountain Company), Jeong Ji-min (The North Face Climbing Team) and Noh Hee-joo (Family Mountain Company) finished in 26.901 seconds to beat Kazakhstan’s 27.998 seconds in the third-place final of the women’s sport climbing speed relay at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at the Yangshan Climbing Center in Kirqiao, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China. The Korean men’s speed team of Jung Yong-jun (Daegu Sports Council), Lee Seung-beom (Chungcheongbuk Gyeongnam Climbing) and Lee Yong-soo (Ohyeon Altitude Association) also won the third-place match with a time of 17.827 seconds to Singapore’s 23.169 seconds .The speed relay is held on a 15-meter-high wall divided into two, with the first runner finishing on the left wall and pressing a button to start the second runner on the right wall, and the third runner starting on the left wall. The Korean women’s team improved their medal chances by finishing second in qualifying, while the men’s team also have a chance to stand on the podium. Sport climbing first became an Asian Games event at the 2018 Games, where Korea won one gold (Chun Jong-won, men), one silver (Sasol, women) and one bronze (Kim In-ja, women) at the combine. They failed to medal in the speed event at the inaugural Games .At the Hangzhou Asian Games, the men’s and women’s individual speed events failed to produce medals on day three, but the three-man relay was a different story. The women’s team won their heat in 25.151 seconds, finishing second behind China’s 21.877 seconds. They lost to Indonesia in the quarterfinals, but won the third place match to earn a valuable bronze medal .The men’s team qualified fifth and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they defeated Kazakhstan to reach the semifinals. The men’s team also failed to reach the final, falling to Indonesia, but not without a meda l.Both the men’s and women’s 스포츠토토존 speed relay finals were won by China over Indonesia.

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