16 August 2023

“Newlyweds sleep out? I can’t even dream” Korean badminton’s madness and no medal disgrace

By pestfood.com

The Korean badminton team has overcome the humiliation of five years ago and pledged to restore its honor at the Asian Games in September. In 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, he is pouring out bone-breaking efforts overcoming the shame of no medal.

The national team, led by general manager Kim Hak-kyun, threw a strong ballot for the Hangzhou Asian Games in September at the media day of the badminton team held at the national athlete’s village in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 16th. Prior to this, the national team will participate in the World Championships (individual) held in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 21st and take the final mock test.

On this day, coach Kim emphasized, “The results that the players believed in and followed are coming out.” . He added, “Because we know the importance of the competition, each player is very determined.”

Korean badminton ended with no medals for the first time in 40 years at the Asian Games five years ago. After the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the aftereffects of the rapid generational change remained.

However, recently, badminton in Korea is increasing the possibility of reappearing glory. Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), the star of women’s singles, won the most prestigious Jeonyoung Open championship 27 years after the legendary Bang Soo-hyun, and also rose to the top of the women’s singles world rankings 27 years after Bang Soo-hyun. Ahn Se-young won 7 out of 11 competitions this year.

In women’s doubles, Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank), who jointly won the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal, reached the top of the Jeon Young Open and recently won the Japan Open. Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Ha-na (MG Saemaul Geumgo), who finished runner-up at the Jeonyeong Open, also won the Indonesia Open. They are ranked 3rd and 2nd respectively in the world rankings.

In addition, mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport) also won the Jeon Young Open runner-up. Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance) won several prizes in men’s doubles, and Choi Sol-gyu (Yonex) and Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) are also raising their chances.

thanks to great training. On this day, coach Kim said, “The national team players and coaches have a hellish schedule,” and expressed his regret, saying, “If there are no international competitions, domestic competitions are held, and the rest of the time is spent training at the athlete’s village, but I have never been home properly.”

Son Wan-ho (Incheon International Airport), who won the men’s singles in 2017, and coach Seong Ji-hyun, who is still newlyweds, rarely stay out overnight. Coach Kim said, “Coach Sung talked about staying out, so I looked at the schedule and it was full until November.” said. He then asked for forgiveness again, saying, “I bow my head and apologize for not letting you stay out overnight.”

On this day, Kim So-young (31), the most senior member, filed a complaint as a representative. Kim So-young said, “The coach told me first,” and said, “I’m working hard toward the same goal as the coach, so it doesn’t matter if I exercise a lot.” He then begged, “Give me a hole to breathe on the weekend. I want to come back refreshed.” Kim So-young also married Jang Seong-ho (Incheon International Airport) in November last year.

In response, coach Kim circumspectively rejected (?) the team’s earnest request, citing his own example. Coach Kim said, “I called his wife saying, ‘I’m going home,’ because I didn’t go to the Japanese and Australian Opens recently, and I said, ‘Why are you coming?’ It was such a reaction,” he said. He then emphasized, “I focused on training enough to be indifferent to my family enough to accept my family as a matter of course.”스포츠토토

Expectations are so high. Coach Kim said, “In many interviews, I didn’t say the Asian Games medal goal,” but said, “Now, there is a lot of pressure from the Korea Sports Council, but I want to win medals in all events.” He added, “I save words because it puts a burden on the players,” and added, “Since the Asian Games start with the team competition, if good results are obtained, the individual competition will automatically follow.” He continued, “We will aim for (gold medal) in the current high-ranking event, and it is a box where medals can come out in both women’s singles and doubles and men’s doubles.”

Korean badminton shed tears of no medal at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago. He is dreaming of a rebound in Hangzhou, pouring in his utmost efforts to the extent that he even forbids staying out overnight.