Monthly Archive 20 September 2023

KLPGT introduces Korea’s first ‘Stroke Gain’ record… ‘3 wins of the season’ Park Ji-young, 1st place overall

The Korea Ladies Professional Golf Tour (KLPGT) announced on the 19th that it is analyzing player capabilities for each shot by introducing stroke gain records.

The ‘Stroke Gained’ record, introduced by KLPGT and the official record company CNPS, derives the overall average of all of a player’s shots, allowing comparison of how much gain or loss is made from which shot.

Stroke gain records are comprised of six categories: ▲Tee shot ▲Approach ▲Green area ▲Tee shot to green (Tee shot, approach, Green area) ▲Put ▲Total area. Through this data, the player’s shot ability by distance and strengths and weaknesses on the green can be numerically identified.

Currently, the overall leader in stroke gain on the KLPGA Tour is Jiyoung Park, who recorded 3 wins this season. Park Ji-young showed strength in all areas. In particular, he appears to have made large gains of 1.42 strokes and 0.42 strokes on approach shots and around the green, respectively. Lee Ye-won, who ranked second overall, also made gains in all areas, but made the biggest gain with 0.74 strokes on the tee shot.메이저사이트

Suji Kim, ranked 3rd, gained the largest number of strokes among KLPGA Tour players with 1.48 strokes in the approach category. However, there was a loss of 0.35 strokes in the putting department. Lee Da-yeon, ranked 4th, also gained 1.46 strokes in approach after Kim Su-ji, but lost 0.13 strokes in play around the green.

According to Stroke Gain records, Bae So-hyun is the player with the best tee shot. Bae So-hyun gained 0.85 strokes on the tee shot alone. However, the overall ranking remained 22nd, with losses of 0.09 strokes and 0.14 strokes in the green area and putt categories, respectively.

KLPGT provides not only real-time stroke gain records for the season, but also stroke gain records for each competition and hole. Through the stroke gain for each competition, the player’s shot capabilities can be checked for each competition and round, and the stroke gain for each hole can be used as an indicator to determine the difficulty of each shot in each hole.

Djokovic skips Asia Series to focus on year-end finals

Novak Djokovic (Serbia, world No. 1) will completely skip the Asia Series in the second half of the tour.

Djokovic reached the finals of all four major tournaments this year, winning all but Wimbledon held in England, and is still showing career-high skills at the age of 36.

Djokovic became the first male player to achieve 24 Grand Slam wins at the US Open held in New York, USA on September 10 (local time).토토사이트

Djokovic, who turned 36 this year, said in a press conference after the final that he was “doing his best to recover so that he can stay in tip-top shape and continue to compete with younger players.”

Djokovic gave up the ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Masters, which he won four times in his career, and chose to focus on the ATP Finals and the men’s national competition Davis Cup Finals held in November.

Djokovic led Serbia to its first Davis Cup title by recording two singles wins over France’s Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils in the 2010 Davis Cup final.

Serbia, which was assigned to the same group as Korea in the group stage of this year’s Davis Cup finals that ended on the 17th, received support from Djokovic from the second game and advanced to the finals in second place in the group.

Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud (Norway, world No. 9) at last year’s ATP Finals to record his 6th win, tying the record for most wins recorded by Roger Federer (Switzerland, retired). If he wins this year, he will break the record for most wins ever. can do.

A 6-year-long crisis due to the ‘no plan’ Jamsil Dome plan, a national hitter and a salty drinker… “Please think of your fans first.”

“We must consider the special situation of Seoul.”

On the 18th, Seoul City announced plans to build Jamsil Dome Stadium (tentative name).

The plan is to demolish the baseball stadium in the current sports complex located in Songpa-gu, Seoul, and build a new, closed dome stadium with approximately 30,000 seats in its place.

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Jamsil Dome Stadium is scheduled to open in earnest after the end of the 2025 season. With auxiliary facilities such as hotels and restaurants in place, it presents a bright future in which Korean baseball culture can be taken to the next level.

The problem is the process. The Doosan Bears and LG Twins, who will use Jamsil Stadium as their home after 2025, will have to relieve themselves. But there is nowhere to go. No suitable alternative for temporary shelter was provided.

The most realistic alternative considered was to remodel Jamsil Main Stadium next to Jamsil Stadium into a baseball stadium. However, the Seoul Metropolitan Government expressed dissatisfaction after safety management.

The next alternative is to have one team go to Gocheok Sky Dome, which is used as the home of Kiwoom Heroes, and Mokdong Stadium, where the amateur baseball tournament is currently held. However, it is assessed that there are facility problems in having two clubs at Gocheok Dome. Mokdong Stadium is not only an old facility, but also can cause noise damage to local residents. In addition, Doosan and LG’s advertising and admission revenue issues are also issues that cannot be overlooked.

The coaches of the two teams responded with one voice regarding the issue of wandering life due to the ‘Jamsil Dome Stadium’. “Please think about the fans.”바카라사이트

Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “The most important thing is that people who come to watch baseball must feel comfortable watching. They must watch in a good environment. These days, the spectator culture has matured and developed a lot. We cannot not take that into consideration.” .

Coach Lee emphasized, “Seoul is a special city, so we can’t just think about Doosan. Since there are a lot of away spectators, we need to make sure that they can enjoy the game comfortably.”

LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop shared his thoughts with a more specific alternative. Coach Yeom said, “I understand the club and KBO’s opinion is to use Jamsil Main Stadium. They say there are safety issues, but it should never be ruled out,” and added, “It is most convenient for fans to come right next to where the games used to be played. Safety.” “The problem is also important. Of course, the club and the city must work together to resolve it,” he said.

Director Yeom continued, “It makes no sense for fans to have to go to the wrong place for a long time of six years. How inconvenient would it be? Fans are also citizens of Seoul. It would be a pity for the fans to leave the optimal location and look for another place,” he said. “We must ensure that people do not experience any inconvenience,” he said emphatically.

Future plans lacking measures are only adding to confusion and embarrassment. The team that needs to find a place to go immediately is also a club, but the departure and cracking of fan sentiment, which is the foundation of professional baseball, can overshadow the meaning of building a new stadium.

Lee Hyun-joong scores 2 points in 6 minutes in the 2nd preseason game… Illawarra’s first loss

 Lee Hyun-joong (Illawarra) played only 6 minutes and 36 seconds in the second preseason game. The Illawarra also failed to win two games in a row.

The Illawarra Hawks lost 71-85 in the NBL 2023-2024 pre-season match against Melbourne United held at the Gold Coast Convention Center in Queensland, Australia on the 18th. Mason Fitling (11 points, 2 rebounds) did his best, but was unable to stop NBA player Matthew Dellavedova (20 points, 4 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 3 assists) and suffered his first loss of the preseason.메이저사이트

Lee Hyun-joong played as a substitute and scored 2 points (1/1 field goal) in 6 minutes and 36 seconds. Other than that, he only committed one foul and did not leave any significant records.

The first time Hyunjoong Lee stepped on the court was 2 minutes and 45 seconds before the end of the first quarter when Illawarra was down 9-15. Lee Hyeon-joong, who was rarely given an opportunity to attack, received the ball on the outside 23 seconds before the end of the first quarter, dribbled, and threw a mid-range shot in a situation where the attack time limit was running out. The first shot Lee Hyun-joong attempted cleanly split the rim.

Lee Hyun-joong, who finished the first quarter with his first score, was on the court for the second quarter as well, but was replaced by Wani Swakaro Buluk without leaving much of a presence for 2 minutes and 21 seconds. Lee Hyun-joong only played a total of 5 minutes and 6 seconds until the second quarter, and Illawarra ended the second quarter with a 34-56 score.

Lee Hyun-joong, who stayed on the bench throughout the third quarter, was replaced 1 minute and 30 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter when Illawarra was trailing 69-79 and losing. It was not enough time to show something. Lee Hyun-joong finished the game without attempting any notable attacks during the remaining time.

Meanwhile, Illawarra will play its third pre-season game against the Brisbane Bullets on the 20th.

Sung Hyun Kim finishes runner-up at Fortinet Championships

Kim Sung-hyun (25-Shinhan Financial Group-photo), who was looking for his first win on the PGA Tour, finished a disappointing runner-up.

Kim shot a 4-under 68 with four birdies and no bogeys in the fourth round of the Fortinet Championship ($8.4 million purse) at Silverado Resort & Spa (Par 72-7123) in Napa, California, USA, on Monday. His final round total of 19-under-par 269 put him in a tie for second place, two strokes behind winner Sahith Sigala (25-USA). Despite falling just short of his first win, this is Kim’s best finish on the PGA Tour.토토사이트

He made his PGA Tour debut in the 2022-2023 season after earning Rookie of the Year honors on the PGA’s secondary tour, the Conferi Tour. In his third start, he tied for fourth at the Shriners Children’s Open last October, but hasn’t had a top-10 finish since. In 32 events this season, Kim has made 20 cuts and has eight top-25 finishes.

Kim finished the regular season ranked 83rd in the FedExCup and missed the playoffs, but his runner-up finish today will help him jump to 57th in the FedExCup standings. If he finishes this fall series in the top 125 in the FedExCup, he will have a solid shot at qualifying for the 2024 season. A 51st-60th place finish would also secure him a spot in next year’s “special events” ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Genesis Invitational.

‘No gold’ Tokyo disaster Taekwondo, will it save its status as a suzerain country? ‘Medal field’ judo, a golden match at Hangzhou AG

The opening of the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG), the ‘festival of 4.7 billion Asians’, is four days away. The Taegeuk Warriors head to Hangzhou with the goal of finishing in third place. Among them, Taekwondo, a leading sport in the Asian Games as the home country, is seeking to restore its reputation through Hangzhou AG.

Taekwondo announced its status as a leading country by winning five gold medals at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. However, at the Tokyo Olympics, he failed to win a single gold medal and suffered the humiliation of ‘no gold’. In this year’s Hangzhou AG, he will regain his pride and challenge himself with golden kicks once again. There are a total of 13 gold medals in Taekwondo at this competition.

Jang Jun (Korea Gas Corporation) in the men’s 58kg class, considered the next-generation ace, is aiming for the gold medal. In addition, Jin Ho-jun (Suwon City Hall), who is called ‘post-Lee Dae-hoon’ in the men’s 68kg class, and Kim Yu-jin (Ulsan City Sports Council), who won the bronze medal in the women’s 57kg class at the first Rome Grand Prix last June, are on the hunt for gold. They all expressed their determination, saying, “We will do our best at the competition with a sense of responsibility as national representatives of the country that is home to Taekwondo.”

In addition, the Taekwondo event in this year’s Hangzhou Games will also feature a mixed team competition with four athletes, two each male and two male. Korea’s team of Park Woo-hyuk, Seo Geon-woo (Korea National Sport University), Kim Jan-di (Samsung S-One), and Lee Da-bin (Seoul City Hall) is aiming for the championship. Kang Wan-jin (Hongcheon County Office) and Cha Ye-eun (Kyung Hee University) will participate in the individual Poomsae men’s and women’s competition.

Judo, which is considered a ‘medal field’ along with Taekwondo, will also challenge for a ‘golden bout’. Hangzhou AG’s Korean Judo Taegeuk Warriors include Lee Ha-rim (Korea Racing Association) in the men’s 60kg class, Baul An (Namyangju City Hall) in the 66kg class, Heoncheol Kang (Yongin City Hall) in the 73kg class, Junhwan Lee (Yongin University) in the 81kg class, and Juyeop Han (90kg class). Korea Racing Authority), Won Jong-hoon (Yangpyeong-gun Office) in the 100kg class, and Kim Min-jong (Yangpyeong-gun Office) in the 100kg+ class will participate.바카라사이트

The women’s division includes 48kg class Lee Hye-kyung (Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation), 57kg class Park Eun-song (Donghae City Hall), 63kg class Kim Ji-jeong (Suncheon City Hall), 70kg class Han Hee-ju (KH Group), 78kg class Yoon Hyun-ji (Ansan City Hall), Kim Ha-yoon (Ansan City Hall), who weighs 78 kg or more, will participate. In the women’s 52kg class, Park Da-sol (Suncheon City Hall), who initially secured the right to compete, returned the Taegeuk mark due to physical condition issues, and Jeong Ye-rin (Incheon City Hall) was selected. Athletes participating in the team event include Lee Eun-gyeol (Yongin University) in the men’s 73kg class, Lee Seong-ho (Korea Racing Association) in the men’s 90kg class, and Heo Mi-mi (Gyeongbuk Sports Council) in the women’s 57kg class who will participate in the Asian Games.

In particular, An Baul, a leading figure in Korean judo, is aiming for his second consecutive Asian Games victory. Paul Ahn, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, and a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has maintained his position without wavering despite the successive retirements and slumps of his fellow athletes. Attention is focused on whether An Baul will be able to establish the pride of Korean Judo by achieving his second consecutive Asian Games victory in this year’s Hangzhou AG.

Batting average of 0.132, 39 years old, 12 home runs in total, DH 2nd game catcher… but 147 km fastball home run. A shaky starter until the 5th inning as a winning pitcher… “I will defend first place until the end” 

 The thrill of hitting an unexpected hit that brings the team victory brings indescribable pleasure.

LG Twins Heo Do-hwan gave fans such joy in the second game of the doubleheader against SSG Landers held in Jamsil on the 17th.

Heo Do-hwan was scheduled to start the second game on this day. Park Dong-won played as a starter in the first game, and Heo Do-hwan played in the second game. Although Park Dong-won is the starting catcher, he cannot be allowed to play in both games 1 and 2 as catchers consume a lot of stamina. LG coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop announced in advance, “Park Dong-won will play in the first game, and in the second game, Heo Do-hwan will start and Park Dong-won will play as a replacement.”

Heo Do-hwan appeared as the 9th batter in the second game. In fact, it is unreasonable to expect Heo Do-hwan to hit. This is because his batting average this season is only 103 2 ri (5 hits in 38 at-bats). So he was placed at number 9 in the batting order.

However, the first at-bat was a chance to hit. In the bottom of the second inning, trailing 0-2, Heo Do-hwan came to bat with runners on second and third base with two outs. If it had been a chance with no outs or 1 out, he might have bunted. Coach Yeom picks Heo Do-hwan, Kim Min-seong, and Seo Geon-chang as the LG players who are best at bunting. They have so much trust that they can sign a sacrifice bunt even when the opposing defense pressures them with 100% bunt defense. But this time, it was 2 outs, so I had no choice but to hit. At full count, he hit a low fastball of 149 km, but the third baseman’s foul fly flew high.메이저사이트

The second at bat came in the bottom of the 4th inning with a 3-2 lead. Heo Do-hwan, who came to bat with one out, pulled a low fastball outside of 147km on the third pitch at a ball count of 1B1S and fired a solo shot that went over the left wall. It was his second home run of the season. 13th career home run. He said, “The opposing pitcher is good at throwing fast balls toward the body, so I only thought about fastballs, and the moment I hit them, I thought I would pass.” He said his strategy worked.

The players were so surprised and entertained by Heo Do-hwan’s home run that they formed a circle in the dugout with their arms around each other’s shoulders and pretended to wait for Heo Do-hwan in a joint celebration. When Heo Do-hwan came to celebrate, they deliberately celebrated among themselves and enjoyed themselves. This home run started the game, and LG scored 3 more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to take a 7-2 lead, completely dividing the game.

Heo Do-hwan helped Lim Chan-gyu, who was shaky in the beginning, pitch until the 5th inning. They gave up 1 run after getting 4 consecutive hits in the top of the first inning, but struck out Ha Jae-hoon and Kim Seong-hyun in succession to prevent additional runs, and in the top of the 3rd inning, after the bases were on the verge of being loaded with two doubles and 4 outs, a hit by Ha Jae-hoon gave them 1 run and the infield continued. In the end, no additional runs were conceded due to a ground ball. Afterwards, in the 4th and 5th innings, Lim Chan-gyu became the winning pitcher with consecutive three-way strikes. “I changed the pattern a little because there were hits in the beginning. Chan-gyu’s fastball was so good today that I changed the pattern to focus on fastballs, and it seems to have worked well,” he said.

When he was at bat in the bottom of the 5th inning, he was replaced by Park Dong-won and fulfilled his duty. Regarding the lack of regular appearances, Heo Do-hwan said, “It’s harder as I get older, but it’s something I have to do as a baseball player. I think I have to do more for the team. I’m so grateful to the fans, and although there’s not much left in the season, I’m in first place until the end.” “I will make sure to maintain my position,” he said.

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon selected for World vs. Asia Table Tennis All-Star

The table tennis men’s doubles world rankings No. 1 team, Woojin Jang (28, Mirae Asset Securities) and Jonghoon Lim (26, Korea Exchange), were selected for the 1st Waldener Cup Team Asia on September 14 (hereinafter Korean time).

The ‘Waldner Cup’ is a World All-Star (Team World) vs. Asian All-Star (Team Asia) table tennis competition named after Jan-Ove Waldner (58, Sweden), the men’s singles gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Spain.

In table tennis, Asia is strong, including China. Across all events, Waldner is the first and still the only non-Asian champion in Olympic table tennis history. China is also willing to recognize him as a living table tennis legend.토토사이트

Waldner revealed the tournament plan in December 2021, saying, “Table tennis also needs an event like the Ryder Cup.” In golf, American All-Stars and European All-Stars have competed each year in the ‘Ryder Cup’ since 1927.

The first Waldner Cup, delayed due to COVID-19, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on November 25-26, 2023. Waldner will serve as the World All-Star captain, and Ma Long (35, China), who won two consecutive Olympic table tennis men’s singles titles in 2016 and 2021, will serve as the Asia All-Star captain.

Ukraine’s 2012/2021 Olympic men’s singles bronze medalist Dmytro Oucharo (35, Germany) and 2021 World Championships men’s singles silver medalist Truls Möregard (21, Sweden) were also named to the World Table Tennis All-Stars selected by Waldner. Raised it.

Ma Rung revealed the reason why he was selected as an Asian table tennis all-star, saying, “Jang Woo-jin (13th) and Lim Jong-hoon (16th) are also in the top 20 in the world rankings in men’s singles.” Tokyo Olympics women’s singles gold medalist Chen Meng (29, China) and 2023 World Championships men’s singles silver medalist Wang Chuqin (23, China) were also included.

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon are silver medalists in men’s doubles at the 2021/2023 World Championships. At the Asian Table Tennis Championships, they won a silver medal in 2021 and a bronze medal in 2023.

Wang Chuqin, along with Fan Zhendong (26), is ranked second in the men’s doubles world rankings. Jang Woo-jin – Lim Jong-hoon and Pan Zhendong – Wang Chu-qin will compete to win the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in China from September 22nd to October 2nd.

Just hit 160 km/h once… 3 runs allowed in 3 innings due to a pushed out pitch… Sasaki, still an unfamiliar monster pitcher, lost two games in a row after returning from injury

He is still an unfamiliar monster pitcher.

Chiba Lotte Marines’ Rocky Sasaki (22) was kicked after allowing 3 runs in 3 innings. On the 17th, he started the away game against the Seibu Lions at the Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, and threw 70 pitches and crossed the mound. It was his second game since returning from his left side injury.바카라사이트

The game was greatly shaken after two outs in the bottom of the first inning. The 1st and 2nd hitters did well. He struck out No. 1 Shunichiro Kishi and No. 2 Sosuke Genda with a ground ball to shortstop and a missed swing.

He sent out No. 3 Ryosei Sato on 4 pitches and got the first hit from No. 4 Takumi Kuriyama. Then an unexpected situation occurred.

With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base, No. 6 Aito and No. 7 Kento Watanabe were sent out one after another. He gave up the first point with a push throw. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, No. 8 Shuta Donosaki hit a timely double with 2 RBIs.

He threw 38 pitches in the first inning alone.

He gave up a hit with one out in the second and third innings, but finished without giving up any additional runs. 3 innings, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk, 2 walks, 3 runs allowed.

Perhaps due to the injury, his speed was lower than before. His top speed was up to 160km, but he only hit it once. Chiba Lotte lost 2-3.

Sasaki started against the Orix Buffaloes on the 10th and allowed 1 run in 3 innings. Following the Sei match, he returned from injury and won two games in a row.

In an interview with Japanese media, Saki said, “I lacked skills.”

‘Messi rests’ Miami loses 2-5 to Atlanta

Inter Miami, where Lionel Messi was rested, suffered a crushing loss to Atlanta United.

Miami, which played the 2023 Major League Soccer (MLS) at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA, lost 2-5 to Atlanta on the 17th (Korean time).

Messi’s absence was expected. Messi was excluded from the list during the international match against Bolivia. At the time, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said that Messi complained of fatigue, saying, “Messi said a few days ago that he was tired, and he asked to sit on the bench.”

It was a schedule that desperately needed rest. Messi played in 12 games, starting as a substitute in the U.S.-Mexico League Cup (League Cup) against Cruz Azul on July 22 and ending with the last match against Ecuador. Of these, 10 were starting appearances, and he played in both the League Cup final against Nashville and the US Open Cup semifinals against Cincinnati, all the way to overtime.메이저사이트

So Miami also gave Messi a break. Miami coach Gerardo said in a press conference before the game, “Messi is fine,” but added, “We will manage Messi because there are many important games in a short period of time,” making it clear that Messi was left out of the squad for simple rest.

He went on to say, “You have to get used to a period where there are a lot of games. It’s difficult to play 90 minutes per game, home and away, every 2 or 3 days,” and remained silent when asked whether he would give Messi more rest.

Miami, without Messi, lost after 13 games. They took the lead with Leonardo Campana’s sensational first goal in the 25th minute of the first half, but collapsed after allowing three goals in the first half alone. Tristan Muyumba and Brooks Lennon scored, while Kamal Miller scored an unfortunate own goal.

The same trend continued in the second half. Campana kept the spark of hope alive by scoring a penalty kick, but Atlanta’s Yorgos Yacoumakis and Tyler Wolf gave up goals in a row, falling helplessly to 2-5.