“I think I lost my cool because I was on the stage of my dreams and the moment of my dreams was right in front of me.”This is how Chung Chul-won (27, Andong City Hall) recalled the ‘worst moment of his life’ on Thursday at Naju Sports Park, where the roller skating competition of the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Competition is being held .Chung became a global laughingstock on the past two days. He was competing in the 3,000-meter roller skating relay at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games alongside Choi Kwang-ho (Daegu City Hall) and Choi In-ho (Nonsan City Hall), and came within a hair’s breadth of winning gold. He was the last runner to cross the finish line, raising his arms in a gesture of celebration. That’s when Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yi-lin, who had sprinted all the way, stuck out his left foot.
Taiwan had pulled off a dramatic upset, and the Koreans were left shaking their heads. In particular, Jung Chul-won and Choi In-ho were denied special benefits for military service, which added a bitter taste to the “black comedy” they were the stars of .A photo of Chung celebrating as he crossed the finish line went viral across Asia. According to the national team’s coaching staff and Andong City Hall coach Kim Ki-hong, Chung went into a “panic” the day after the race .He vomited all morning and had to have a ringer at the hospital in the afternoon .He refused to go to crowded places, saying, “I feel like everyone in the world is talking about me. For him, traveling home through the airport was another nightmare.
However, ten days later, when he stood in front of a reporter, he smiled calmly. “I had a time of reflection over the past 10 days. I have decided countless times that I will never repeat the same mistakes in the future and that I must have an attitude of doing my best until the end,” he said .The leaders of the unemployed team, who met with reporters at the National Championships stadium, said they felt sorry for Chung, who had always played with a cool head on the track .They said they had never seen him perform a pre-finish ceremony before Hangzhou. “To be honest, it’s still not easy to look back at the situation. I feel very sorry for not only myself but also my fellow athletes, so I think it will remain a trauma.” “I think I was so happy at that moment that I didn’t even recognize the finish line,” he laughed bitterly.
“It had been 13 years since roller track had been included in the Asian Games, and I took that opportunity (to represent the country), and I think I lost my cool because I was on my dream stage, and my dream moment was right around the corner,” he reflected. The black comedy didn’t end in Hangzhou. The “second installment” took place the day before at the National Championships in Taiwan .Hwang Yu-lin, who had won a “tearful silver medal” for South Korea, missed out on winning the 1,000 meters by 0.03 seconds when she performed a trick just before crossing the finish line. “I’m probably the only person on the planet who understands what she’s going 카지노사이트 through right now,” said Jung Chul-won, who realized the “irony” when he read the news that morning.