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Choi Ji-sung wins first Para AG backstroke medal in 50m freestyle on day 27

Para-swimming sensation Ji-Sung Choi (Sport Class S4-Busan Para Sports Association) won a silver medal in the 50-meter backstroke final at the Hangzhou Para Asian Games 2022.He touched the touchpad in 49.98 seconds in the men’s 100-meter backstroke final at the Games on Saturday at the Olympic Sports Center Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. was second behind Zou Liangkang (CHN), who clocked 45.20.The South Korean, who won silver in the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday, also took silver in the backstroke. Before today, he had won seven medals in freestyle events at the 2014 Incheon, 2018 Jakarta and Hangzhou Para Asian Games.

All three of his gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came in freestyle. “Backstroke is an event that I trained for in preparation for the individual medley, so it feels great to win a medal in a single event like this,” she said after the competition. The S4 class of individual medley, in which a swimmer competes in all three strokes of the backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle, was eliminated at the Games due to lack of entries. “I improved my backstroke time by about 1.1 seconds,” said Choi. It gave me confidence. I think I can do well in the individual medley event at the Paris Paralympic Games. I’m happy with my performance today.”

With two silver medals under his belt, Choi will now go for his third medal of the Games on Sunday in the 50-meter freestyle. “I’m going to push 무료슬롯게임 myself until the end,” she said.


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