South Korean fencers defend their title in the Tokyo Olympics. The nation’s saber fencers are currently the top-ranked team in the world. Also, ace Oh Sang-uk is the leader of the individual rankings.
According to sports betting reports, South Korea is the favorite to win individual and team events. Coach Kim Hyoung-ryul said that he completed his pre-scouting tasks. Also, he prepared the team to succeed in the Olympics and defend their title. Before the tournament, the team has been repeating what they practiced.
While training at home, the fencers practiced on a replica final piste set at the Jincheon National Training Center. According to betting odds experts, the elevated stage had all the lights and color patterns. Also, it had Tokyo Olympics logos posted around the elevated location.
South Korean Fencers Ready for Olympics
The coach believed that practicing on a replica piste set had a positive impact on their Olympic training. According to the best gambling websites, coaches and fencers were happy with the setup.
Oh will go for two medals in the Olympics. He contracted COVID-19 last March. However, he is now fully recovered. Therefore, he is ready to win a medal in the individual saber event. Also, the event takes place on Saturday, which is the first full day of competition after Friday’s opening ceremony. The team event will take place on Wednesday, with Kim Jun-ho, Kim Jung-hwan, and Gu Bon-gil joining Oh in the lineup.
Kim Jung-hwan and Gu were part of the team that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. In 2019, Oh won the world team and individual titles in Budapest. As a result, South Korea is the favorite to win the individual and team saber events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.