Kwon Soon-woo is not a hundred back from a shoulder injury. However, he is among the top contenders for the gold medal in the Asian Games Men’s Doubles event. He partnered with his best friend, Hong Seong-chan, in the quest for the Asian Games Doubles Gold.
According to online sports wagering reports, Kwon and Hong will also participate in the singles. Thus, they will have to contend with a tight schedule that might see them play two matches in one day.
But Kwon, a veteran of multiple Grand Slam tournaments where singles matches often take five sets, said he is used to the hardship.
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Kwon and Hong played for Korea in the Davis Cup earlier this month. Despite Korea’s defeats against Serbia and Spain, Kwon still considers participating in the tournament valuable preparation for the next Asian Games.
According to sports news coverage, rifle shooter Lee Eun-seo declared that she, too, is prepared to aim for the gold. She plans to participate in the three-position 50-meter and ten-meter air rifle competitions for women.
With the Korean national team shooting program going through a tough stretch, Lee said she aims to offer a turning point for the sport. Down from eight in 2014 and thirteen in 2010, Korea only took home three gold medals in the 2018 Asiad. According to Korean sports betting reports, Korea returned from the 2018 World Championships with only three silver and four bronze medals but no gold. Shooting gold medals were split between two Asian heavyweights, China and India.
Lee has stated that she has not changed her shooting method even though other Korean shooters have expressed worries about the loudness of the hostile Chinese crowd.