The fencing team is also off to a great start as they look to win their fourth consecutive overall title at the Asian Games. In the women’s epee event, we had our own final after 21 years. Choi In-jung, who is retiring from the national team after this event, won gold and Song Sera won silver.
Song Se-ra and Choi In-jung, the “one-two punch” of the women’s epee team, reached the quarterfinals side by side.
She made a clean sweep of Hong Kong’s Vivian Kong, the ‘world number two’ who had beaten her in the Asian Championship final three months earlier, 15-11.
Choi In-jung followed suit, defeating the Uzbek to set up a final meeting between the two players after 21 years in the women’s epee at the Asian Games.
The two close friends fought a fierce battle.
They fought a back-and-forth battle, restraining their joy out of respect for each other, until Choi In-jung scored a finishing move in overtime to end the match.
After winning her first Asian Games gold medal after three attempts, Choi In-jung embraced her junior Song Sera warmly and the two shared their joy on the podium side by side.
[Choi In-Jung/Women’s Epee: This is my last Asian Games, and I’m so lucky to win gold again, so it feels great].
[Song Sera/Women’s Epee: I got to play the final with my sister (Choi In-jung), so even though we lost, it was a good game].스포츠토토
The duo promised to sing the national anthem again at the team event the day after tomorrow (Nov. 27).
[Song Sera/Women’s Epee National Team: I think I can play confidently in the team event, so I’ll try to play hard and focus without letting my guard down].
Korea is aiming for up to seven gold medals in fencing at the Games, and they’re off to a great start.
Today, the world’s strongest men’s sabre team, Goo Bon-gil and Oh Sang-wook, will meet in the final for the second time in a row.