Japanese and Taiwanese media have jumped all over the Korean baseball team’s attempted flag ceremony at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
South Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the baseball final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Shaoxing Baseball Stadium in Zhejiang, China on July 7.
The victory avenged a 0-4 loss in the second game of the Group B preliminary round against Chinese Taipei two days earlier.
South Korea opened the scoring in the second inning after missing runners on first and second in the first. Moon Bo-kyung led off with a double to right field.
The runner advanced to third on a wild pitch. 카지노사이트777
Kang Baek-ho grounded out to third, but Kim Joo-won followed with a sacrifice fly to left field to score the first run.
Kim Hyung-jun singled to left and Kim Sung-yoon doubled to put runners on second and third on a wild pitch.
Moon Dong-ju’s perfect game was a highlight.
He shut down the Chinese Taipei bats with six scoreless innings and seven strikeouts on a 160-kilometer fastball.
Choi Ji-min, Park Young-hyun, and Ko Woo-seok followed with three scoreless innings.
“South Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the baseball final of the Hangzhou Asian Games to win its fourth consecutive title, earning a gold medal and military service benefits,” said Japanese media outlet Coco Kara on Friday, adding, “Their behavior in the afterglow of victory sparked controversy. One of the players attempted to plant a flag on the mound.”
The media outlet continued, “South Korea has been in controversy for placing a small flag on the mound after victories over Japan in the 2006 and 2009 WBCs.
This time, the flag was not placed on the mound because tournament officials restrained the player who was carrying it.
However, the fact remains that he was trying to do something that would be internationally unpopular.”
“In the baseball final of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the gold medal-winning players stopped their victory celebration to express their anger at Japanese slugger Ichiro Ichiro, reenacting a controversy from 17 years ago,” Coco Kara said, citing Taiwanese media reports.
“Taiwanese cable TV reported that ‘all the players of the South Korean team celebrated the victory and one of them tried to put the flag on the mound, but was stopped by tournament officials.'”
“Despite the failure to place the flag on the mound, the criticism of the Korean team is likely to continue,” the outlet said.