Coach Kim Hak-gyun “will strive for more medals”
Head coach of the South Korean national badminton team, talks about his team’s performance at the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Championships after returning home through Incheon International Airport on Aug. 29.
After the successful conclusion of the 2023 Badminton World Championships, 카지노사이트 Korea’s head coach Kim Hak-gyun has expressed his desire for more medals.
The Korean badminton team, which won three out of five events at the tournament, flew home with gold on Monday at Incheon International Airport.
At the World Championships, the second most prestigious event after the Olympics, Korea won gold in women’s singles with Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life), men’s doubles with Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk (both Samsung Life), and mixed doubles with Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jung (Incheon International Airport).
The women’s doubles team of Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) won bronze.
This is the first time since the inaugural event in 1977 that South Korea has won three of the five individual events.
In particular, Ahn set a new milestone by becoming the first Korean athlete to win the women’s singles title.
Team Korea’s players
Including Ahn Se-young (front row, fifth from left), who won the women’s singles title at the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Championships, pose for a photo after returning home through Incheon International Airport on Aug. 29.
South Korean badminton, which has been in the doldrums since the 2010s, returned to its former glory with a bumper harvest of two gold and two bronze medals at the prestigious Jeon Young Open in March.
Who took the helm of the national team in November last year, said in an interview on his return home, “I actually didn’t expect to win three gold medals at this tournament. The athletes performed well beyond my expectations,” 온라인카지노 he said.
“All the players did their best,” Kim said. Not only Ahn Se-young, who rewrote the history of Korean badminton in the women’s singles, and Seo Seung-jae, who won two gold medals, but also the women’s doubles played their roles. I would like to give Seo Seung-jae a little more praise, as he stood out among them.”
With the continued success, there is much to look forward to in the future for Korean badminton. The team will now compete in the Super 1000 China Open in early September, followed by the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The team is desperate to redeem themselves, especially since they were denied a medal at the Asian Games five years ago. A good finish at the Asian Games will also improve their prospects for the Paris Olympics next July.
“The athletes will return to the Jincheon Athletes’
Village to rest and improve their physical condition before flying to China in three days,” said Kim. “We always have a goal, but the process of executing it is not easy. “We always have goals, but the process of executing them is not easy.” Kim emphasized that everyone needs to work harder to win more medals in the remaining competitions.
“I think she is the only one of the top four women’s singles players who has been consistent and has been playing her best,” said Ahn Se-young, the national team’s ace. 카지노사이트존 “I think it will be important for her to overcome and go further as most of her opponents in the world are targeting the Asian Games and the Olympics.”