Over the past 16 days of the sporting celebration of 4.7 billion Asians, some have hung their heads for different reasons .Even though they stepped on the ground in Hangzhou, China, with the Taekwondo mark and big dreams, some Taekwondo warriors went home with regrets and reflections .In particular, those athletes who violated sportsmanship, such as disrespecting their opponents and not giving their best in matches, were criticized by the public. South Korean tennis icon Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall) was seen slamming his racket in frustration after being eliminated from the men’s singles on March 25.
When his opponent Kassidit Samrej (THA) approached him to shake his hand, he didn’t react and started to gather his things. Eventually, Samrej shrugged and turned away .In a written apology, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I acted in a frivolous manner that I should not have done as a national athlete,” and bowed his head, saying, “I will think deeply about the weight of the Taeguk mark and reflect on my actions to become a responsible athlete. “Roller skater Chung Chul-won (Andong City Hall) was criticized for not giving his best until the end of the competition.
Chung competed in the roller-skating 카지노사이트킹 speed 3,000-meter relay on Feb. 2 and made a premature move in front of the finish line on the final lap, allowing Chinese Taipei to pull away. As Chung raised his arms in anticipation of the gold medal, the Taiwanese athlete behind him stuck out his left foot and crossed the finish line first.In addition to losing the gold medal, Chung and his teammate Choi In-ho (Nonsan City Government) were denied special military service benefits.
“I made the mistake of letting my guard down and not riding to the end,” Chung apologized to his teammates, “and I apologize to the many people who cheered for me. “Some sports are not immune to the love they receive from their fans.Of the four major professional sports in Korea, volleyball (men’s and women’s) and basketball (men’s) have been criticized as “frogs in the well,” not in a good way.
The men’s volleyball team failed to make it to the quarterfinals before the tournament officially began, falling short against India and Pakistan, leaving Korea without a medal for the first time in 61 years .”I don’t have anything to say,” said Lim Do-heon, head coach of the men’s volleyball team. “This is how we performed in the international tournament. “This is how good we are at international competitions. We have a lot to prepare for in the future,” he said. The men’s and women’s volleyball teams shared the first-ever ‘gold medal together’ as women’s volleyball also won their second gold medal in 17 years and the second gold medal in Asian Games history since Doha 2006.
Men’s basketball also failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in 17 years since Doha 2006 (fifth place) and finished with its lowest-ever ranking (seventh) after losing to Iran in the fifth to eighth place match. “I’m sorry that we didn’t achieve our goal (of gold),” said men’s basketball coach Choo Il-seung after the quarterfinal exit. It was a shameful tournament for me personally,” he apologized.