‘Which country has the most championships?’ 12 players, including Shin Shin-seo and Park Jung-hwan, 9 dan, will compete in the world championships, which kick off on the 28th with a face-to-face competition at Gonjiam Resort… Korea and China share 12 championships each.
The 28th LG Ship Chosun Ilbo World Championships will be held at Gonjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, for the first time since COVID-19, with 24 of the world’s top masters from Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan participating.
South Korea will be represented by 12 Taekwondo warriors who will be looking to defend their LG Boat title and become the most decorated nation.
South Korea will be represented by Shin Shin-seo, Park Jung-hwan, Byun Sang-il and Ahn Kook-hyun (top seeded), Kim Myung-hoon, Ahn Sung-joon and Han Seung-joo (ninth seeded), Kim Jung-hyun and Seol Hyun-joon (eighth seeded), Han Tae-hee and Park Sang-jin (seventh seeded) and wild card Shin Min-joon (ninth seeded).
China will be represented by last year’s winner Ding Hao 9 and runner-up Yang Dingxin 9, as well as Li Xuanhao and Mi Yuting 9 (top national seed), Qiu Ze, Guo Zhihao and Li Weiqing 9 (top qualifier) and Wang Xinghao 8.메이저사이트
Japan has three players, Toramaru Shibano and Shizuan Shibano 9th dan (top national seed) and Hsieh Chih-hsiung 8th dan (selection), while Chinese Taipei has 8th dan Lai Jun-pu.
Of the 24 players, four from South Korea (Shin Shin-seo, Park Jung-hwan, Byun Sang-il, Shin Min-joon), three from China (Ding Hao Yang Dingxin, Kou Ze) and one from Japan (Shibano Toramaru) will compete in the round of 16 after receiving a first round bye.
South Korea and China are tied at 12-12 in terms of the number of titles won by each country in the history of the event, so it will be a hotly contested battle to become the most decorated nation.
South Korea won its first title at the 24th edition when Shin Shin-seo defeated Park Jung-hwan 9-ran, before losing three consecutive titles at the 25th edition when Shin Min-joon 9-ran defeated China’s Kou Ze 9-ran, and at the 26th edition when Shin Shin-seo 9-ran defeated Yang Dingxin 9-ran. In the last tournament, however, both Koreans were eliminated by Chinese knights in the semi-finals, and the tournament went to a heavyweight battle, with Ding Hao 9 defeating Yang Dingxin 9 to win the title.
So far, Korea has won the tournament four times, including the inaugural tournament in 1996-1997, when Lee Chang-ho won the title, Lee Sedol won twice, Shin Shin-seo won twice, and Yoo Chang-hyuk, Park Jung-hwan, Kang Dong-yoon, and Shin Min-joon won once each.
As such, it will be interesting to see where the trophy goes this time around, with South Korea and China being the two most decorated nations. The 24th Nongshim Shin Ramyun World Go Championship, held for the first time this year in February, was won by South Korea over China.
Organised by the Chosun Ilbo and sponsored by LG Corporation, the 28th LG Cheong Wa Dae is worth 300 million won for the winner and 100 million won for the runner-up. The time limit is three hours and five 40-second readings.