[Asian Games] Chairman Lee Ki-heung “Strengthening international affairs… Accurately analyzing the results of the TF formation competition”
At the closing press conference, “Martial arts sports are performing very poorly…
Paris Olympic team leader appointed in January.”
Chairman Lee Ki-heung
Lee Ki-heung, President of the Korea Sports Council, announced that he would form a task force (TF) to closely evaluate the performance of the Games immediately after the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and quickly prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympics,
which is nine months away, by strengthening international business capabilities. 바카라사이트
The Korea Sports Council held a press conference to conclude the Asian Games at the Sports Diplomacy Lounge in a hotel in downtown Hangzhou, China,
on the morning of the 8th, the closing day of the Games.
Chairman Lee Ki-heung commented, “This is a tournament where our players showed their fighting spirit,
and it is a shining tournament where badminton players achieved their goals,
such as Ahn Se-young overcoming an injury to win a gold medal.”
She added, “She showed remarkable growth in swimming, and in table tennis,
Shin Yu-bin, who gave up attending high school to achieve her goals as a player, achieved her dream.”
South Korea, which dispatched a record-high 1,140 athletes to participate in 39 events at this competition,
won 42 gold medals, 59 silver medals, and 89 bronze medals, ranking third in the overall rankings.
Chairman Lee pointed out that “along with the performance, limitations and problems were also revealed,” and that “the performance of ball sports and especially speculative sports was poor.”
He continued, “Compared to Japan, which came in second place,
we were ahead in the number of medals compared to the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games,
but we were 9 behind in gold medals and there were many problems with the content of the games.”
“We need to consider these areas, where the rankings may change in one to two years because we are catching up,” he emphasized.
Chairman Lee said, “When I return to Korea, I plan to create a task force at the Jincheon National Athletes’ Village in North Chungcheong Province to accurately analyze the results of this competition and select and focus on targeting the Paris Olympics.”
“We plan to analyze and respond in detail,” he added.
Chairman Lee said lastly, “The Paris Olympics are really just around the corner.
We will appoint the head of the Paris Olympic team at the Jincheon Training Village training opening ceremony in January next year to systematically prepare for the Olympics,
all members of the national team, including me, will be Marine Corps members.”
He also said, “I plan to receive training.”
Jang Jae-geun, head of the athletes’ village and general manager of the Korean athletes at this competition, promised,
“We will work harder to receive enthusiastic support from the people at the Paris Olympics by establishing comprehensive measures after the competition.
We will come to Paris with a wider smile.”