Seo Chae-hyeon (20, North Face, Seoul City Hall), the leading star of Korean sport climbing, shakes off the disappointment from the Tokyo Olympics two years ago and attempts her first golden climb at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Seo Chae-hyun, who received a lot of attention as a promising star, shed tears of regret at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
As the youngest player to participate in the women’s combine, she passed the preliminaries in second place and raised expectations for a medal, but failed to win a medal as she only finished eighth in the finals. In particular, in the main event, Lead, Seo Chae-hyun was even more disappointed because her score in the preliminaries was first, and Seo Chae-hyun shed hot tears.
But his pain in Tokyo made him stronger. Seo Chae-hyun, who has grown by gradually accumulating big stage experience, is confident of winning a gold medal at the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.
Sport climbing, which was adopted as an official event at the Asian Games starting from the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games, has a total of 6 gold medals at stake for the men’s and women’s categories in 3 events: speed individual, speed team (relay), and combined (lead/bouldering).
Speed was included in the combined event at the Jakarta Palembang Games, but starting from this year’s Hangzhou Games, the combined event will be led and bouldering, which is good news for Seo Chae-hyun.
Sports climbing is broadly divided into three types.
Bouldering is a sport in which players pass through various artificial structures installed on a 4.5m high rock wall within 4 minutes without ropes. Reed dons safety gear, holds on to an artificial structure mounted on a 15-meter-high rock wall, and watches how high he climbs within six minutes.
Speed involves competing to see who can climb a 15m high artificial rock wall faster while wearing a safety rope.
Seo Chae-hyun, whose main sport is lead, is confident that if she focuses on improving her bouldering skills, she will definitely get good results in the combined event.카지노사이트
Seo Chae-hyun’s competitor is Mori Ai (20, Japan), who won the lead gold medal and combined bronze medal at this year’s World Championships. We are the same age and have similar strengths in leading.
Because they grew up competing together since childhood, Seo Chae-hyun is an opponent who makes Seo Chae-hyun’s competitive spirit even more intense.
It is also a great help to him to participate in his first Asian Games stage with his father, sports climbing coach Seo Jong-guk (50). Coach Seo was appointed as the national team’s head coach at the end of 2021, and the father and daughter are working together.
Five years ago, at the Palembang-Jakarta competition, Kim Ja-in and Sasol (the women’s division) and Cheon Jong-won participated in the Korean climbing division. At that time, Cheon Jong-won won a gold medal in the men’s combined event, Sasol won a silver medal, and Kim Ja-in won a bronze medal in the women’s combined event.
In this competition, Seo Chae-hyun of the combined event and Lee Do-hyeon (20, Black Yak) of the men’s event are considered candidates for the gold medal.
Seo Chae-hyun, who has grown steadily since the Tokyo Olympics, is not overly nervous even when she is evaluated as a strong candidate for the championship.
He said, “I have high expectations (for the gold medal). I don’t feel much pressure,” and added, “After experiencing the Olympic stage once, I was able to grow,” and expressed his aspirations for reaching the gold medal.