‘Golden Race D-10’…Taegeuk Warriors, Hangzhou Asian Games selection ceremony

The Taegeuk Warriors pledged to do well at the Korean team’s final ceremony held 11 days before the opening of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Korea Sports Council held the Hangzhou Asian Games finals ceremony at the Olympic Hall in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 12th. Attending this event were foreign guests including Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun, Korea Sports Council Chairman Lee Ki-heung, South Korea athlete leader Choi Yoon, National Assembly Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee Chairman Hong Ik-pyo, and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Yoo Seung-min, as well as 1,000 athletes from each sport.

This competition will begin on the 23rd in six cities, including Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, China, and close on October 8. The Hangzhou Asian Games were originally scheduled to be held last year. However, it was postponed for a year due to COVID-19. More than 13,000 athletes from 45 countries will participate. Korea sends about 1,100 athletes to 39 sports. The goal is to win up to 50 gold medals and place 3rd in the overall ranking.바카라사이트

In an encouraging speech read on behalf of Minister Park, President Yoon Seok-yeol said, “The national team players overcame the difficulties of having the competition postponed for a year due to the spread of the coronavirus with strong will and passionate passion to impress the people.” He added, “Playing with the people with heart and helping the players. “I will support you,” he said. Inbee Park, the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s gold medalist in golf, who is running as a Korean candidate for the IOC Athletes’ Committee vote to be held during next year’s Paris Olympics, said in a video, “The national team players must have worked hard preparing for the Asian Games, and I will work hard to support them from behind, so I hope they achieve good results. “I hope so,” he said in a message of support.

Choi Yoon, president of the Korea Rugby Association and owner of the men’s professional volleyball club OK Financial Group, said, “We will do our best to repay the people’s passionate support. We hope that the sweat shed by the players through this tournament will not be defined only by the color of the medal.” “I hope you enjoy the players’ efforts without regret,” he said. At the same time, he emphasized, “I hope that unpopular and unrecognized sports will become widely known through this competition, and that it will serve as an opportunity for our country to go beyond being a sports powerhouse and become an advanced sports country.”

Koo Bon-gil (fencing) and Kim Seo-young (swimming) were selected as the opening ceremony flagbearers and captains of the Korean team. The athletes will depart for China sequentially according to the event schedule. The main team will board a plane to Hangzhou on the 20th.

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