North Korea, friends, now enemies? Canoeing team says it will not be spared and will win
“Let the national anthem ring out,” says Kim Hyun-hee, who won gold with the North Korean single team five years ago
Coach Park Min-ho “No ‘special vigilance’ against North Korea, our standard is a top team”
National canoe teams read out resolutions
The men’s and women’s team captains read out their resolutions at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games canoe dragon boat finals in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, 카지노사이트 on Sunday morning.
“We want to give it our all and not take any chances. We want to win.”
Kim Hyun-hee (Daejeon Metropolitan Sports Association), captain of the women’s canoe ‘Yongseon’ team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, answered in a firm voice when asked about North Korea’s chances of qualifying.
On July 7, the national canoe team held a media day at the Buyeo Women’s Cultural Center in Chungcheongnam-do, South Chungcheong Province, to announce their intentions and aspirations for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Canoeing is broadly divided into sprint, dragon boat, and slalom, with dragon boat consisting of 12 athletes (plus one candidate), including 10 paddlers, a rudder, and a drummer, competing as a team.
It was introduced at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, and at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, a unified South Korean team won gold in the women’s 500 meters and bronze in the women’s 200 meters and men’s 1,000 meters.
With six medal races, including the men’s and women’s 200 meters, 500 meters, and 1,000 meters, North Korea is likely to feature as an adversary at the Hangzhou Games.
There is no clear confirmation from the canoe federation as to whether North Korea will be competing in the dragon boat events.
However, as the Games are being held in China, a “blood brother” country, it is expected that North Korea will send athletes in a variety of events. The federation is also keeping a close eye on North Korea’s chances.
Who won a gold medal with the North Korean single team five years ago, is aware of the quality of the North Korean athletes.
“I trained with them for a long time and did well,” she said. I’ll miss them, but I think they’re our rivals if they participate, and I know the skills I saw back then.”
However, he was quick to point out that he doesn’t think about ‘old times’.
National canoe team answers questions
The national team responds to questions from the media during the canoe dragon boat competition at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, on Sept. 7.
Kim Hyon-hee said
“This time, I will wear the Taeguk mark and train hard with my juniors (who are not North Korean athletes) 온라인카지노 to reach the top spot. We will do our best to make our national anthem resound,” he emphasized.
Byun Eun-jung (Guri City Hall), who shared the honor five years ago, showed tears as she said goodbye to the North Korean athletes.
“Of course we want to do better (at the Games), we need to do better,” Byun said, “but I think it will be a new feeling when we meet again.”
Ahn Hyun-jin (Hwacheon-gun), who won a bronze medal with the men’s single team, also said, “A game is a game.”
“I remember when we parted ways, we said we would see each other in a good light next time,” he said, adding, “I hope we have the opportunity to say goodbye after the game.”
Coaches say they are not concerned about North Korea’s participation. The coaches of the men’s and women’s teams are not concerned about North Korea, but China, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Park Min-ho, head coach of the men’s Yongseon team, said, “The existing powerhouses (other than North Korea) have prepared well for this tournament. “We will prepare for our deficiencies based on the top teams, 카지노사이트존 rather than being particularly wary of North Korea,” he said.
The women’s single canoe team won gold at the 2018 Asian Games.