‘Daughter-in-law of a chaebol – Miss Korea – 44-year-old medalist’…the talk of the tournament
As the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games wrapped up its 16-day run on Monday (Aug. 8) with the closing ceremony, one athlete made headlines with a unique background.
Kim Hye-young, who competed for Korea in the bridge event, is the wife of Hyundai Merchant Marine Chairman Chung Mong-yoon and the daughter-in-law of the late Hyundai Group Chairman Emeritus Chung Ju-young. She took the title of chaebol’s daughter-in-law and represented her country at the tournament.
She took up bridge in 2010 and currently plays for Team Seoul. He has also been the vice president of the Korean Bridge Association for over 10 years.
A card game played by four players in two groups of two, bridge is a mind sport that requires a high level of cerebral combat. It became an official sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. Kim competed in the mixed event qualifiers but did not make it to the tournament.
National kabaddi champion Woo Hee-jun has also garnered public attention for his unique background.
He was born in Miskoria and is a former special forces officer. After joining Kabaddi in 2013 and earning his flag in 2015, Woo competed at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang and then the Hangzhou Asian Games.
After the Jakarta Games, Wu won the 2019 MISCORIA Sun, and in 2021, she deployed to Lebanon as part of the Army Special Warfare Command’s International Peace Support Group. Woo’s love for kabaddi didn’t fade during her deployment, and she joined the national team in June after a tryout. At the Asian Games, the Korean kabaddi team failed to reach the quarterfinals 메이저사이트.
Archer Joo Jae-hoon, who earned his Taeguk mark after five attempts, picked up a bow at the age of 24 through a club and learned the technique from video footage while working. He almost gave up last year when he was diagnosed with COVID-19 before the national team trials, but was given a second chance when the tournament was postponed for a year.
Joo teamed up with So Chae-won (Hyundai Mobis) to win a silver medal in the compound archery event on April 4. The next day, he won a second silver medal with Yang Jae-won (Commerce) and Kim Jong-ho (Hyundai Steel) in the men’s compound archery team event.
The spotlight was on Street Fighter V player Kwan-woo Kim, who became the first ever gold medalist in the sport at 44. After playing the game for more than 30 years, he quit his job three years ago to become a full-time professional gamer and won a medal at the event.