Disabled Badminton Choi Jeong-man, Silver Smash… Third Consecutive Loss at the Asian Games is a Disappointment
Choi Jeong-man (44, Daegu Urban Development Corporation), who was challenging for his third consecutive Asian Para Games title, lost at the last step and won the silver medal.
Choi Jeong-man lost 0-2 (5-21 10-21) to China's Chu Zhimoe in the badminton WH1 men's singles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Para Asian Games held at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on the 26th.
Choi Jeong-man won gold medals at the 2014 Incheon Games and the 2018 Indonesia Games, but was unable to defeat Chu Zmoe, the gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. 안전놀이터
After the match, he said, "My opponent was more skilled than me," and said, "I am confident in the men's doubles final (to be held on the 27th).
It will be a much more interesting match than today."
Choi Jeong-man, who was a Taekwondo player during his high school days, suffered spinal nerve damage in a car accident in 1996 and became paralyzed from the waist down.
After gaining his disability, he transformed into a wheelchair badminton player and nurtured his dream of becoming an athlete again.
After being selected as a member of the national team, he performed among the world's best in domestic and international competitions.
He continued to achieve success, including winning a gold medal in doubles at the International Badminton Tournament for the Disabled in Thailand held last year.