Shin Jin-seo, Shocked By Taiwan, Can’t Win a Gold Medal

Shin Jin-seo was defeated by Taiwan’s Xu Haohong 9 dan in the men’s individual semi-final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the branch of the Chinese Baduk Association in Hangzhou, China, on the 28th. 스포츠토토핫

As a result, Shin Jin-seo, who failed to advance to the finals, fell to the third and fourth place matches. Shin Jin-seo will clash with Ryo Ichiriki of Japan for the bronze medal at 4 p.m. On the other hand, Xu Haohong will face Ke Jie, 9 dan of China, for the gold medal.

Shin Jin-seo’s trip to the finals seemed easy. Shin Jin-seo, who passed the preliminary round with all six wins, continued the good trend by beating Taiwan’s new knight, Lai Jun Fu, with a black second class victory in 279 moves in the quarterfinals held the previous day.

However, Shin Jin-seo was beaten by Xu Haohong, who he met in the semifinals. Shin Jin-seo was winning all three games against Xu Haohong, so he believed he would win easily this time and reach the final, but it didn’t go his way.

Baduk at the Asian Games was first adopted as an official event at the 2010 Guangzhou Games. South Korea dominated three gold medals, including men’s and women’s team events and mixed doubles, immediately becoming a profitable event.

However, Go did not become an official event at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta and Palembang tournaments. South Korean Go challenged for three gold medals in its first Asian Games comeback in 13 years, but one disappeared.

Team Baduk matches will begin on the 29th. Shin Jin-seo, Park Jung-hwan, Pae Sang-il, Kim Myung-hoon, Shin Min-joon and Lee Ji-hyun will participate in the men’s team event, while Choi Jung, Oh Yoo-jin, Kim Chae-young, and Kim Eun-ji will participate in the women’s team event.

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