Korean badminton women’s doubles star Kim So-young (31, Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (27, Jeonbuk Bank) failed to win the Asian Games. However, he fought hard despite his injury to the point where he shed tears and won a valuable medal.
Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong failed to overcome Chin Qingchen and Jaipan (China) in the women’s doubles semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 6th. He won the first set, but lost the second and third sets to 1-2 (21-169-21 12-21).
Unfortunately, he added a valuable bronze medal. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong finished the competition with one gold medal and one bronze medal by winning the team event on the 1st.
Although he missed the gold medal, it was valuable because it was a result of overcoming bad conditions. Kim So-young, the “oldest sister,” had a tearful battle despite her injury. 온라인카지노
Initially, Kim So-young shed tears in an interview after beating Hong Kong’s Yung Ning-Yung Fu-Ram 2-1 (21-8 16-21-9) in the quarterfinals the previous day. It was because of the pain in the leg injury that was wrapped in bandages. As if it was hard to even stand, Kim So-young had to ask reporters for their understanding and leave the mixed zone for treatment without being able to interview her.
Chen Qing-chun and Jaipan are ranked No. 1 in the world in women’s doubles. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong were ranked No. 3 in the world, and were in the position of challengers. Even in normal physical condition, it is not easy to guarantee victory, but he had to play with an injury. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong still took the lead by turning over the first set.
However, it was not enough. After giving up the second set by more than 10 points, Kim So-young called medical time and received treatment in the third set.
Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong are the only sign that has given Korean badminton a medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Two years later, he was aiming for the top at the Asian Games, but he had to promise next year’s Paris Olympics due to unfortunate injuries.