Lee Eun-ji (17, Bangsango) became the first South Korean athlete to win two medals in the women’s backstroke event at a single Asian Games in 37 years after former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choi Yun-hee. Lee finished the women’s 100-meter backstroke final in a Korean record time of 1:00.03 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Swimming Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Sunday. Both 1:00.03 times were swum by Lee Eun-ji. Wan Rutian (CHN), 19, won the event in 59.38, while Wang Xue’er (CHN), 25, finished second in 59.52.Lee won the bronze medal in a close race against Oh Hoi Sun (HKSAR-31). Oh Hoi-Sun clocked in at 1:00.78.Only three South Koreans have won more than one medal in the women’s backstroke at a single Asian Games: sisters Choi Yun-jung and Yun-hee and Lee Eun-ji. Former Vice Minister Choi Yun-hee won back-to-back 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke titles in New Delhi in 1982 and Seoul in 1986.Choi Yun-hee’s older sister, Choi Yun-jung, finished third in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke in Bangkok in 1978 and second in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke in New Delhi in 1982.Lee Eun-ji finished third in the 200-meter backstroke the previous day (Feb. 26), giving South Korean women’s backstroke a medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 25 years after Shim Min-ji (third in the 200) and Choi Soo-min (third in the 100) in Bangkok in 1998.With Lee Eun-ji on the podium for the second consecutive day, South Korea’s women’s backstroke team also became the first Korean multi-medalists in a single event since Seoul 1986.While training for the Asian Games, Lee was diagnosed with frostbite in late August while undergoing cryotherapy treatment. Overcoming the physical and psychological trauma, Lee has become the most successful South Korean female backstroker since former Vice Minister Choi Yun-hee, who was dubbed the “mermaid of Asia. “Everyone, 카지노사이트킹 please look forward to the future,” she said, promising a brighter future.

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