Her friends called her “crazy,” and the seniors on the Korean track and field team patted her on the head and said, “The youngest is the future.” “I can’t believe I have a medal now,” said Kim Tae-hee, 18, of Iri, who became the first South Korean athlete to win an Asian Games medal in the women’s hammer throw. Kim finished third with a throw of 64.14m in the women’s hammer throw final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Monday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. In her first adult international competition, Kim was unfazed and set a new South Korean record of 63.80 meters (34 centimeters), 11 years after Kang Na-ru set the mark in 2012.Kim also broke her own Korean high school record of 61.24 meters set in July of this year, making her the first athlete to hold both the Korean and high school records.”I was so happy yesterday that tears poured down my face,” Kim told Yonhap News Agency as she headed to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport early on Tuesday morning to return to South Korea. I couldn’t control my emotions,” she said, adding, “I received many congratulations from my family, friends, and teammates, but I’m still thinking, ‘Did it really happen? “The title of being the first Korean athlete to win a medal in the women’s hammer throw doesn’t even register now,” he said. “I cried at the awards ceremony, but after the race, my parents said, ‘My daughter, Jang Hada,’ and I cried again. “Kim Tae -hee took advantage of her chances in the first through sixth rounds to finish third in the fifth round with a throw of 64.14 meters, ahead of Yue Yazhen (Chinese Taipei). Yeo’s mark was 63m21.Kim Tae-hee, who was tied for seventh with 59.93m after four rounds, set a new Korean record in the fifth round to move into the medal round.” It was raining during the competition and my hands were slippery, so I panicked at first, but she told me to ‘relax’ and threw the hammer calmly,” Kim recalled .Kim got her start in track and field as a shot putter in elementary school, then moved on to discus in middle school. She started throwing hammer in 2021, her freshman year of high school, and has been competing in the hammer throw at the National Championships since last year.” When I was doing shot put and discus, my records weren’t improving,” Kim said, “so I switched to hammer throw at the recommendation of my teachers, and it changed my life.” In a short time, Kim became the best female hammer thrower in South Korea .After winning the women’s hammer throw at the Asian Youth Championships (U18) in Kuwait in October 2022, Kim finished third at the Asian Junior Championships (U20) this year and was selected to represent Korea at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Of the 45 Korean athletes competing at the Games, only two are high school students – Choi Jin-woo (Ulsan Sports Science High School) in the men’s high jump and Kim Tae-hee .The youngest member of the squad, Kim Tae-hee, a 2005 graduate, set a new Korean record in her first all-around competition and became the first Korean woman to win an Asian Games medal in the hammer throw.”My next goal is to qualify for the Olympics,” Kim said. I’m 바카라사이트 still young, so if I don’t make it to Paris 2024, I’ll still be able to compete in Los Angeles 2028.