NC Dinos shortstop Kim Joo-won, who led the team to a gold medal in baseball at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, is determined to carry the momentum into the fall season. “I will share the good energy of winning the gold medal with the team,” Kim told reporters at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday, adding, “It’s been a long time since I’ve played fall baseball since 2020, so I want to finish with a good result. “Kim was a standout at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which concluded on Aug. 8, going 14-for-14 with four doubles (two home runs), four RBIs and four runs scored in six games.
He hit a leadoff double in the second game of the Super Round against China and a sacrifice fly to left field with one out in the second inning of the final against Chinese Taipei .For Kim, who hasn’t played in the postseason since joining the team in 2021, it was a chance to get a feel for the big stage and the short game.” I’m a little more relaxed now that I’ve won a gold medal,” he said, adding, “I think I’ll be able to play my game without shaking when I go to fall baseball “Five days after winning the gold medal, Kim was still feeling the effects.
“That’s the number one thing I remember (turning pro),” Kim said, “I felt that there are so many people in the world who are good at baseball, and I had a lot of thoughts about working hard and wanting to join them. “When asked if he was nervous, he said, “When I first went out, I was very nervous and my heart was beating fast, but as I focused and immersed myself in the play, it went away.”
Kim has also established himself as a national shortstop, following in the footsteps of Kim Jae-ho (Doosan Bears), Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), and Oh Ji-hwan (LG Twins). “Coach Ryu Jung-il said, ‘If you’re an infielder, you need to reduce your errors,’ and it really resonated with me,” Kim said, adding, “I learned a lot from (fellow infielders) Kim Hye-sung, Park Sung-sung, 카지노사이트 and Noh Si-hwan.”