Suwon City Hall Heo Sun-haeng, ‘Tears’ in Chuseok Wrestling Taebaek Jangjeon’s Witness Book

Heo Sun-haeng (Suwon City Hall) suffered a disappointing upset loss at the 2023 Chuseok Jangsa Wrestling Championships, failing to win his second straight title and his first since joining the organization.스포츠토토

Heo, who is coached by Lee Chung-yup, fell just short of winning the title again on the fourth day of the tournament at the Suwon Gymnasium on Sept. 15, losing to Yoon Pil-jae (Uisung County Government) 2 to 3 in the taebaek (under 80 kilograms) jangsa deciding match (best-of-five). Heo, who won the Chuseok Jangsang last year with the Yeongam Folk Wrestling Team, failed to defend his title.

The top-seeded wrestler advanced directly to the quarterfinals, where he defeated Lee Kwang-seok (Ulju County) 2-0 in the quarterfinals with a stomach hold and a spectacular flip, and then defeated Moon Jun-seok, a senior member of the team, in the semifinals, winning two bouts with his legs and losing one with a bottega to earn a 2-1 victory and advance to the final.

In the final, Heo faced Noh Bum-soo (Ulju County), who had also defeated Yoon Pil-jae 2-1 in the quarterfinals, and took the first game with a standing takedown, but fell to an unexpected breakfall in the second game to tie the match.

Heo regained the lead with a long flip in the third period, but Yoon Pil-jae, a Jecheon artisan from the previous tournament, used his experience to score consecutive breakfalls in the fourth and fifth periods, preventing Heo from winning his first title since moving to Jangsa and his second consecutive tournament loss.

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