‘Ambition turned into reality’ Lee Eun-ji wins bronze in 200m backstroke, then 100m…with team event still to come
South Korean women’s swimming ‘high schooler’ Lee Eun-ji (17-Bangsango) won her second medal of the day. She won bronze in the 100 meters after winning the 200 meters backstroke.
Lee finished third in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with a time of 1:00.03 on Sunday at the Olympic Sports Center Swimming Pool in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
Wan Rutian (CHN) won gold in 59.38, while Wang Xue’er (CHN) took silver in 59.52.
Wang was initially fourth in the 50-meter race, but rallied at the end to move into third place, ahead of Hong Kong’s Au Hoi Shun Stephanie. She took the bronze medal. 스포츠토토
Lee won bronze in the 200m backstroke final at the same venue on Saturday, clocking 2:09.75. She wasn’t in the medal hunt until 150 meters, when she performed a dramatic flip in the final 50 meters to claim bronze.
This is Lee’s first medal as an individual. It’s also the first time in 25 years that women’s swimming has won a medal at an Asian Games since Choi Soo-min (100m bronze) and Shim Min-ji (200m bronze) at Bangkok 1998.
“It’s been 25 years, and I broke it,” she cheered. After qualifying, he said, “I will fight in the final. There’s also a team competition,” he said after the preliminaries. For now, the ‘multi-medal’ was a success.