Wushu’s Hee-Joo Seo missed out on a medal by 0.003 points after delaying retirement

Wushu athlete Seo Hee-joo (29, Korea Wushu Association) arrived safely in Jakarta-Palembang for the 2018 Asian Games (AG), only to tear her ACL in her left knee during a final check with less than five minutes to go before the start of the competition.

After packing her bags, Seo was eagerly anticipating the AG, but she missed out on a medal by just 0.003 points.

Seo earned a final total of 19.423 points in the women’s wushu toro wushu event at the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) 2022 at the Xiaoshan Guari Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on Sunday (July 27).

Her final ranking was fourth. She fell just 0.003 points short of Vietnam’s Duong Thuy Vi (19.426), who won the bronze medal.

Seo finished fourth in the first period event, swordsmanship, held earlier in the day, with a total score of 9.713 (out of a possible 3.000), including a 5.0 for movement mass, a 2.0 for difficulty, and a 2.713 for performance. She was just 0.003 points behind third-place finisher Sam Hui Yu Lydia of Hong Kong (9.716).

Seo, who was last in line for a medal in the second period of the competition, performed her 13 detailed movements without any major mistakes. However, her scores of 5.0 for movement mass, 2.0 for difficulty, and 2.710 for performance earned her a fourth-place finish. 토토사이트

Seo won a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 2018 Jakarta-Palembang AG was supposed to be her retirement, but she tore her ACL in her left knee shortly before the start of the competition, sending her to the operating table twice.

Seo put her retirement on hold and dedicated herself to training. She qualified for the AG again, but missed out on a medal by just 0.003 points.