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(Narita = Yonhap News) Special Report = The Korean team, which aims to achieve 7 or more gold medals and top 10 in the medal rankings at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will start on the 23rd, arrived in Japan through Narita International Airport on the 19th.
The Korean team, led by Lee Ki-heung, the president of the Korea Sports Council, and Jang In-hwa, the head of the team, consists of 11 archery members, 10 gymnasts, 9 table tennis players, 8 fencing players, 2 bicycles, 1 horseback rider, and 28 headquarter officers.
In addition, the swimming and badminton teams took another flight and landed at Narita Airport about an hour earlier than the team’s main camp.
At the arrival hall, Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said, “There are concerns about the situation of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), but I will manage the athletes well so that they can go through the competition without problems.” I will do my best to support them so that they can show their skills 100%.”
Chairman Lee Ki-heung said, “I think it is possible, but the Corona 19 situation is a variable,” and “I will pay more attention to the management of the team.”
South Korea has dispatched 354 athletes (232 athletes and 122 officers) to 29 events in this tournament, aiming to earn more than 7 gold medals and enter the top 10 in medal rankings.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she won nine gold medals and placed eighth in the medal rankings.
Jin Jong-oh (shooting) and Kim Yeon-kyung (volleyball) were in charge of the men and women of the team, and Kim Yeon-kyung and Hwang Seon-woo (sooyoung) were selected as the flag bearers to enter the opening ceremony on the 23rd.
Our team started with the yacht team arriving in Japan on the 14th, and the soccer team led by coach Hak-beom Kim entered Japan on the 17th.
In addition, representative teams of shooting, tennis, rowing, etc., landed at Narita Airport on the 18th, and players from each event are scheduled to move to Japan one after another according to the schedule of games such as volleyball on the 20th and handball and judo on the 21st.
The Korean team will start their first schedule with the men’s soccer game against New Zealand on the 22nd, the day before the opening of the tournament, and on the 24th the day after the opening, Jin Jong-oh, as well as an archery mixed team event, taekwondo and fencing, etc. will hunt for gold.
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