So Chae-won advanced to the final on the 3rd by defeating Laty Jilizati Padli 145-142 in the semifinals of the women’s compound archery competition held at Fuyang Inhu Sports Center Archery Field in Hangzhou, China.
If So Chae-won wins the final, South Korea will produce two consecutive gold medalists in the event following Choi Bo-min at the 2014 Incheon Games.
No individual compound competition was held at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games.
So Chae-won will compete for the gold medal with India’s Jyoti Sureka Bennam on the 7th.
So Chae-won, who won team gold and mixed silver medals at the Jakarta and Palembang competitions, will challenge for gold medals in all events, including individual, women’s team and mixed competitions.
The men’s compound team secured the individual bronze medal.
South Korea’s Joo Jae-hoon (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power) and Yang Jae-won (Sangmu) were eliminated side by side in the semifinals held on the day, leading to a “house fight” in the third-place match.
In the semifinals, Joo lost 145-147 to Abhishek Verma of India, and Yang Jae-won also lost 146-150 to Oyas Praveen Deotale of India.
Joo Jae-hoon and Yang Jae-won will compete for the bronze medal on the 7th.
This is the first time that South Korean compound archery has won a men’s individual medal at the Asian Games.
He failed to win a medal at the 2014 Incheon Games, and no individual compound competition was held at the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games.
South Korea has won its first men’s gold medal in this event in the team event at the Jakarta and Palembang competitions.
Unlike South Korea’s overwhelming ability in the Olympic sport of recurve, the compound is leveled worldwide.