“You can’t achieve everything you want,” said Chung Jong-dae (39, Busan, Korea), who finished third after being 0.02 seconds behind the second-place finisher. Chung Jong-dae finished third in the men’s T52 100 meters final in 18.67 seconds at the Hangzhou 2022 Para-Asian Games on Thursday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Tatsuya Ito (JPN) ran a dominant race from the start, with Chung Jong-dae (KOR) and Jerold Mangriwan (PHIL) battling for second place. Ito crossed
the line first in 17.41, followed by Mangliwan in 18.65. Chung Jong-dae finished third in 18.67.”I thought I came in before him (Mangliwan),” said Chung, “but my heart was racing for the first time in a long time. It was a fun race.” Chung, who raced for second place, missed out on the silver medal by 0.02 seconds, but said, “My time was good considering my condition. I didn’t get the second place I was aiming for, but it’s not everything you want,” he said calmly. He cites his “positive personality” as one of his strengths. He accepted the result of the competition without regret. It was the fourth medal of his career at the
ParaAsian Games, after winning bronze in the 200 meters in Incheon in 2014 and silver in the 200 meters and bronze in the 100 meters in Indonesia in 2018.Chong Zong Dae played wheelchair rugby before switching to athletics. Raised by his grandparents due to family circumstances, he focused on athletics after his grandfather encouraged him to switch to a less dangerous sport. His grandfather passed away in 2014 when his grandson became a national athlete. At the mention of his grandfather, Chung Jong-dae
became speechless. His eyes turned red and he burst into tears. Zheng will compete in the 200-meter final on Friday, hoping to win her second medal of the Games. After the Hangzhou Para Asian Games, he will prepare for the World Championships in Kobe in May 2024 and the Paralympic Games in Paris in August. “I want to train hard this winter and improve my times,” said Chung, “and I will enjoy the rest of the Hangzhou Games before returning to 슬롯게이밍 Korea and preparing hard again.