The Korean Yachting Legend Ha Ji-min Goes to Paris

Korean Yachting Legend Ha Ji-min Goes to Paris… Participating in 5 Consecutive Olympics

1st place in final preliminary round… ‘Perfect attendance’ since the 2008 Beijing Games,

highest score: 7th place.

Ha Ji-min (Haeundae-gu Office), a ‘living legend’ in Korean yachting history,

has secured a ticket to Paris and will compete at the Summer Olympics for the fifth time in a row.

According to the Korea Sailing Association on the 28th,

Ha Ji-min won the men’s laser class event in the final qualifying round of the Paris Olympics held in Ières, southern France,

from the 20th to the 27th and stood on top of the podium. 파워볼

He accumulated 49 penalty points in 11 races, beating Estonia’s Kalmartin Rammo (55 points).

As a result, he also won the right to participate in the Paris Olympics,

which is given to the first place in the event.

Yachts are given penalty points according to their ranking for each race.

1st place receives 1 point, 2nd place receives 2 points, and the final race is awarded double points.

The player with the lowest penalty points wins.

Ha Ji-min, who rides a single-person dinghy yacht (sails using the power of the wind without an engine or cabin),

is not only Korea but also Asia’s best yachtsman.

Following Guangzhou in 2010 and Incheon in 2014,

he won gold medals in Jakarta and Palembang in 2018,

achieving his third consecutive Asian Games title, and won a silver medal in Hangzhou last year.

Ha Ji-min, born in 1989, is also an ‘Olympic veteran’ who has participated in four consecutive Olympic Games,

starting with the 2008 Beijing Games and ending with the 2020 Tokyo Games held in 2021.

His best result was 7th place at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ha Ji-min is the first Korean yachtsman to be ranked in the top 10 at the Olympics.

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