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Jongwon Chon Wins Gold at Asian Games

South Korean climber Chon Jong-won has won gold in the men’s combined at the 18th Asian Games at Jakabaring Sports City Sport Climbing.

In the combined event, the climbers’ ranking positions after speed, bouldering and lead are multiplied, and the one with the lowest total wins.

Chon was first in bouldering, second in speed and third in lead.

Kokoro Fujii of Japan finished in second overall and was first in lead, but third in bouldering and fifth in speed.

South Korea got two medals from the women’s combined event, as Sa Sol and Kim Ja-in took silver and bronze.

After ranking second in speed and first in bouldering, Chon won gold before competing in lead. Even if he had finished last in lead, Chon still would have won.