“Twin sprinters” Kim Da-eun and So-eun, both 20, of Gapyeong-guncheong, have dominated the women’s sprinting scene in South Korea.
Kim Da-eun, the elder sister, was the first to cross the finish line in 11.86 seconds in the women’s 100m final at the 2023 Yecheon KTFL National Unemployment Athletics Championships at Yecheon Stadium in North Gyeongsang Province on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite facing a headwind of -1.2m/s, she was the only one to break the 11-second mark, solidifying her status as one of Korea’s strongest sprinters.
Kim Da-eun, who joined Gapyeong County Government after graduating from Gapyeong High School last year, set a personal best (PB) of 11.95 at the first unemployment Iksan meet this season.
At the KBS Vessel National Championships earlier this month, she again broke her PB with a time of 11.73.
His younger sister, Kim So-eun, crossed the line in second place with a time of 12.11.
Mo Il-hwan (24-Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps) won the 100m final in 10.37 in the absence of Korean men’s sprint standout Kim Kook-young (33-Gwangju Metropolitan Government).
Kim Tae-hyo (30-Gwangju Metropolitan Government) was second in 10.39, followed by Lee Jung-tae (27-Anyang City Hall) in 10.44.먹튀검증
Kim Eui-yeon (Pocheon City Hall – 46.41) and Han Jung-mi (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall – 55.98) won the men’s and women’s 400 meters, respectively.
In the women’s long jump, Lee Hee-jin (Cheongyang County Government) won the event with a leap of 6.05 meters in the first round. However, due to the wind speed standard (+2.0m/s) being exceeded at the time of the competition, the mark will remain as a reference rather than an official record.
In the men’s hammer throw, South Korean record holder Lee Yoon-cheol (Eumseong Guncheong) won the event with a mark of 72m34.
Lee is the strongest thrower in the country, having set the Korean record with a throw of 73m77 on July 8, 2017.