[Asian Games] Jung Jin-hwa, The Eldest Member of Modern Pentathlon, Leaves the National Team…
“I Will Become a Support for my Juniors”
Korea’s first world championship individual winner and 4th place in the Olympics…
Finale with Asian Games Gold Medal
Jung Jin-hwa (34, LH), the ‘eldest brother’ of the Korean modern pentathlon team,
puts down the Taegeuk symbol.
After winning the team gold medal with Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall)
Lee Ji-hoon (LH) in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games modern pentathlon men’s event
held at the Fuyang Inhu Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 24th,
Jin-hwa Jung met with reporters and said, “This competition is over.” 먹튀검증가이드
“I decided to leave the national team,” he said.
This was a remark made after he finished in 4th place in the individual competition,
following Jeon Woong-tae, Lee Ji-hoon, and Ri Su-hwan (China),
won a gold medal with his juniors in the team competition.
He said, “I thought about the Paris Olympics next year,
ut in the process of preparing for this competition,
I felt a lot of physical limitations and pressure,
so I tried to give up my seat to my juniors.”
“The feeling that it was possible became stronger, so I decided to do it,” he explained.
Jin-hwa Jung is an athlete who has been a leading figure in Korean modern pentathlon,
including becoming the first Korean athlete to win the individual event at the 2017 World Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.
At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he showed off his potential by coming in 4th place,
looking at the back of junior Jeon Woong-tae,
who achieved the remarkable feat of winning the first Olympics in Korean modern pentathlon history with a bronze medal.
At the Asian Games, he held a silver medal in the individual event and a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Incheon Games,
left with a gold medal in the team event in his last competition as a national representative.
With less than a year left until the Paris Olympics,
he might have considered challenging for a medal one more time, but Jung Jin-hwa was adamant.
He said, “Personally, I am very disappointed, but I think 4th place can also be highly regarded.
Although it is disappointing, I am satisfied.
I did my best not to have any regrets in each event,
thinking that it was the last competition,
I am happy that I was able to end my career as a national team member with a gold medal.
“Do it,” he emphasized.
“The time I spent working out with my juniors through blood and sweat is worth more than gold.
“Now, I will become a supporter who pushes and protects my juniors,”
Jin-hwa Jung said with a smile, adding, “I plan to discuss with my team whether I will continue my career as a player.”