Kurashi Joins the Medal Event

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Kurashi Joins the Medal Event

[Asian Games] Even the Names are Still Different… Kurashi Joins the ‘Medal Event’

‘Judo + Ssireum’ Uzbekistan’s traditional martial arts… Korea wins first two bronze medals

'First medalists' Kwon Jae-deok and Jeong Jun-yong "I hope they become better known through their medals"

'Kurash', a sport with an unfamiliar name, has joined Korea's Asian Games medal category. 온라인카지노

Korea won two bronze medals in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Kurashi competition held at the Xiaoshan Linfu Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 30th.

Kwon Jae-deok (30), who competed in the men's under-66kg division, and Jeong Jun-yong (24), who competed in the men's over-90kg division, both won bronze medals, giving Korea's Kurashi his first Asian Games medal in history.

Kurash, a traditional martial art of Uzbekistan, is mainly practiced in Central Asia and the Middle East, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Iran.

There are many similarities to judo in terms of technique and game style, but the difference is that you must not attack the lower body.

Instead, the feature is that there are almost no restrictions on the way the upper body is held, so you can see flashy throwing scenes.

'Kurashi', which means 'to reach the goal in a fair way' in Uzbek, is the name of the event and the signal announcing the start of the game, and appears in various notations throughout the place.

The National Institute of the Korean Language's foreign language notation shows 'Kurashi', but the name of the domestic sports organization is registered as 'Korean Crash Federation', and there are also versions such as 'Kurashi' and 'Krash'.

As such, it is an unfamiliar sport in Korea with a short history.

Jeong Jun-yong, who won the bronze medal that day, said, "It is an event that is similar to judo and wrestling. It

would be easier to think of it as a combination of the two events."

He added, "In Kurashi, you can keep holding the belt, and if you have a chance to see it, it would be good to pay attention to this. “He explained.

At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, where a domestic sports organization was established in the 2000s and was introduced as an official event for the first time in the Asian Games, two Korean athletes participated and both were eliminated in the first match, but it has grown since then, including placing winners at the World Championships.

There are a total of 7 Korean players participating in this tournament, including Kwon Jae-deok and Jeong Jun-yong, and it is said that there are currently about 10 professional players in Korea.

Most of them are converts from Judo.

It has been about two years since Kwon Jae-deok worked as a professional judo team player before joining Kurashi, and Jeong Jun-yong is concurrently working as a high school judo coach and as a Kurashi player.

Kwon Jae-deok said, “Except for the ground techniques, there are many similar aspects to Judo, so I think many people will be able to watch it without difficulty, but it seems difficult to access it because it is not well-known yet.”

He added, “I hope you will watch it once and pay attention.”

Regarding his first medal, he said, "In the semifinals (where I lost to a player from Uzbekistan), I feel like my opponent was given more points than I thought, so I feel regretful, but I also feel a sense of accomplishment that I won thanks to working hard every time I won the previous games." He expressed his feelings.

Jae-deok Kwon then said, "This is my first time competing in such a big competition, but once I tried it, I felt like I could rise to the top."

He expressed his ambition, saying, "If I am in good shape, I want to try the next Asian Games as well."

Jeong Jun-yong, who overcame a fractured finger just before the competition to win a medal, is also determined to change the color of the medal at the next Asian Games.

He said, "I had a difficult time working out, but I came this far with the goal of winning a medal in my first appearance.

I am happy that I was able to take home a medal as I did my best."

“I hope Korean Kurash continues to grow,” he said emphatically.

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