Challenge for the Badminton Gold Medal for Generations

[Asian Games] Challenge for the badminton gold medal for generations… Mom, Gilyoung, “I’ll run.”

I have a son who is following in his mother’s footsteps and challenging for the Asian Games gold medal.

The main character is Kim Won-ho (24, Samsung Life Insurance),

who reached the final of the badminton men’s doubles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Kim Won-ho

Kim Won-ho’s mother is Gil Young-ah (53), a legend in women’s badminton,

the coach of the Samsung Life Insurance badminton team. 카지노사이트

Coach Gil achieved brilliant achievements, including a gold medal in mixed doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics,

a gold medal in women’s doubles at the 1995 World Championships,

three consecutive wins in women’s doubles at the 1993-1995 All England Open.

However, he did not see gold as much as he did in the Asian Games.

Although they shared the women’s team gold medal at the 1994 Hiroshima Games,

in individual competition they only won back-to-back silver medals (women’s doubles) at the 1990 Beijing Games and the 1994 Hiroshima Games.

29 years have passed since then, and before she knew it,

her grown son had taken over her Taegeuk mark and was on his way to the ‘Golden Smash’.


Kim Won-ho and Choi Sol-gyu defeated Tokyo Olympic gold medalists Lee Yang and Wang Ji-lin (Taiwan) 2-0 (21-12 21-10) in the semifinals of the competition held at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 6th to advance to the finals.

Coach Gil, who watched his son’s game on site, said, “How nervous will I be tomorrow (when the finals are held)?” and “(I’d rather) play…”, he said with a sigh of relief.

Kim Won-ho and Choi Sol-gyu are behind the Indian team with 2 losses (draw) and the Malaysian team with 4 losses (draw),

but there is nothing they cannot do if they maintain their recent performance.

Kim Won-ho and Choi Sol-gyu defeated world number two Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang (China) in the round of 16, and the game was also one-sided on this day.

As Kim Won-ho said, “I think the reason for the victory was that we took advantage of the opponent’s high drive game and gained a lot of attack power,” and added, “I tried not to miss a single moment on the court.”

Partner Choi Sol-gyu said, “I think we made it to the finals because Won-ho faithfully followed us,” and added, “I will approach tomorrow with the mentality of not missing a single moment like I did today.”

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