[Asian Games] Women’s Fencing Saber Ji-soo Yoon Secures her First Individual Medal
Jisoo Yoon (Seoul City Hall) secured a medal in the women’s saber fencing individual event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Ji-Soo Yoon defeated Juliet Heung (Singapore) 15-6 in the women’s saber quarterfinals of the tournament held at the University of Electronics Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 26th, advanced to the semifinals and secured her minimum bronze medal.
In the individual fencing competition, the two semi-final losers will both receive bronze medals.
Jisoo Yoon, who won the team event at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games,
won her first medal in the individual event. 온라인카지노
She, who also contributed to the bronze medal in the women’s saber team event at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,
is also well-known as the daughter of KBO Talent Donation Committee member Hak-gil Yoon,
a former professional baseball player who played as the ace of the Lotte Giants.
In the round of 16, the first match of the tournament on this day,
Ji-soo Yoon met Paola Pliego of Uzbekistan and faced a crisis as she was pushed down to 3-7 in the beginning,
but later scored 5 points with her signature rush to turn the tide and engage in a close match.
Even in the last minute, they were pushed to the edge with a score of 12-14,
but they breathed a sigh of relief by scoring three consecutive goals.
After overcoming an unexpected early hurdle and even shedding tears,
the quarterfinals that followed were played out rather easily and an easy victory.
Yoon Ji-su after the quarterfinals, said, “In the round of 16,
my opponent was given several unexpected points, so my mentality was shaken for a while.
“I thought I might give up the game, but I didn’t give up,”
he said. “I thought we had to get a medal in Korea somehow.”
He said, “I don’t think it was easy because I didn’t have an individual medal in the Asian Games,
so I had a desire to win one, so I felt greed, pressure, and tension all at once,”
added, “I will try to cheer up again starting from the semifinals.”
Jeon Eun-hye (Incheon Metropolitan City Jung-gu Office),
who also participated, was eliminated after losing 9-15 to Saoyachi (China) in the round of 16.