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From e-sports to breaking… Hangzhou Dalgul ‘New Item’

Asia’s largest sports festival, the Asian Games, is a stage where the public can enjoy unfamiliar sports that are not easily encountered by the public.

A total of 40 sports and 61 detailed sports will be held at the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games’, which will be held for the first time in five years after being postponed for a year due to COVID-19, and the newly added sports are attracting attention.

A representative example is e-sports, which is receiving enthusiastic support from young people. Esports, which was a demonstration sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, will debut as an official sport with a total of eight games at this competition.토토사이트

‘Breaking (b-boy)’, which is also expanding its base among young people, is also a sport that is being introduced for the first time in international competitions through the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Korea is evaluated as having the competitive edge to win gold medals in both e-sports and breaking.

In e-sports, it is expected that it will be possible to win prizes in ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ and ‘FIFA Online’. In particular, there is a high possibility that the LoL national team, led by Lee Sang-hyeok of ‘Faker’, who has ruled the world beyond Korea, will give Korea its first e-sports gold medal.

Shin Jin-seo, 9th dan, is expressing his feelings about winning the Best Player Award (MVP) at the ‘2022 Baduk Awards’ held at the Riverside Hotel in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 29th. Shin Shin-seo, 9th Dan, won the Best Article Award for the fourth time following 2018, 2020, and 2021. 2022.12.29/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Seungbae Lee

In the breaking event, where one gold medal is at stake in the men’s and women’s individual competitions, expectations are high that ’36-year-old dad B-boy’ Kim Heon-woo (Wing) and B-girl Jeon Ji-ye (Freshbella) will compete for the championship.

Baduk, which disappeared after the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, was revived as an official sport through the Asian Games held in China for the first time in 13 years.

There are a total of three gold medals at stake in Baduk, which is classified as a sub-event of Mind Sports, including the men’s and women’s team event and the men’s individual event. Shin Jin-seo, 9-dan, Park Jeong-hwan, 9-dan, and Choi Jeong, 9-dan, who are considered the flagships of Korean Baduk, aim to sweep the medals.

Along with e-sports and baduk, bridge, chess, and chess, which are part of mind sports, are also unique sports. In the case of bridge, in Korea, 73-year-old Lim Hyun, born in 1950, is participating as the oldest player, and in chess, 11-year-old Kim Sarang is participating as the youngest player, attracting attention.

In addition, martial arts events such as Kabaddi, Sepak Takraw, cricket, Wushu, Jiu-Jitsu, and Kurash are also unique fun that can only be enjoyed at the Asian Games.

Cricket, which is popular in Commonwealth countries, has been revived as an official sport after five years. It is also the only sport in which Korea does not participate.

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