Gwangju Mayor Kang Ki-jeong sent a congratulatory message to the Gwangju athletes competing at the Hangzhou Para-Asian Games on Monday, saying he is “proud of the Taegeuk Warriors of Gwangju.””You have come to this place with unbreakable hearts and challenges no matter what, and you have given great hope and courage to our citizens,” the mayor said. “As the tournament’s slogan says, ‘Dreams shine when hearts are united,’ everyone’s dreams shine and Gwangju’s dreams shine even brighter today,” he said, renewing his determination to work even harder for ‘Gwangju, a city for all,’ where differences are not discriminated against.
He also expressed his gratitude to the officials and assistants who accompanied the athletes. Twenty Gwangju athletes (9 sports) competed at the Hangzhou 2022 Para Asia Games from April 22-28, winning a total of 20 medals, including 7 gold, 6 silver, and 7 bronze, helping Korea finish fourth overall .In particular, the Gwangju City Government Disabled Table Tennis Unemployment Team won 12 medals, with all eight members, including the manager, coach, and players, selected for the national team .Park Jin-cheol won gold in the two-weight singles and mixed doubles with Seo Soo-yeon, marking his second consecutive gold medal at the Games after the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Para Asian Games.
Seo Soo-yeon added a gold medal in the mixed singles in one and two weight classes, while Nam Ki-won won a silver in one weight class, Kim Young-gun a silver in four weight classes, Kim Jung-gil a bronze in four weight classes and Kim Sung-ok a bronze in seven weight classes. Shooting’s Park Seung-woo won a silver medal in the Shooting R4 (Air Rifle Entry) event, his first medal of the Games .Archer Kim Ok-geum shot 10 consecutive points in the final to win gold in the W1 mixed archery event .Lone ball’s Jung Jae-hong and boccia’s Kang Sun-hee, both competing in their first Asian Games, also won gold .Rowing’s Kim Se-jung took silver and wheelchair fencing’s Choi Gun-woo 토토사이트 won bronze in the sabre team event.