The baseball team has arrived in Hangzhou, China, as it seeks to win its fourth consecutive Asian Games title.
The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Baseball Team, led by head coach Ryu Jung-il, arrived at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, China, on Monday afternoon.
The baseball team has won three consecutive gold medals at the Asian Games, starting with Guangzhou 2010, followed by Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018. A gold medal in Hangzhou would make it four in a row.
“There are two days left until the first match,” said Liu on Monday. We will train well for the rest of the tournament so that we can move up to the top of the group,” Liu said.
“The coaches who attended the Tokyo 2020 Olympics told me that the players are in much better shape now than they were then. I will choose between Kwak Bin and Moon Dong Joo to start against Taiwan. They are our aces,” he said.
“I’m going to use Kim Young-gyu and Choi Ji-min as one-pointers after the sixth inning. If they are good, they can face up to three batters.”
“The stadium where we play is newly laid with artificial turf, so the grass will be a little bit longer. We’ll have to see the condition of the ground, but we’ll take a look at that tomorrow during our first training session.”
Among the batters, Liu is looking forward to the performance of outfielder Yoon Dong-hee, who recently joined the national team. “He’s in the best shape among the outfielders right now,” Liu said. We will decide whether he will bat second or sixth after watching his training. As for the lineup, it’s about 80% of the lineup from our recent practice games.”메이저사이트
Liu also mentioned the strong performance of the swimming team, which has been on fire at the Games. When asked if he had watched any other sports at the Asian Games, he said, “The swim team has been doing well. It’s the most impressive thing I’ve seen,” he said.