“Asian Games gold thanks to my wife” Choi Kwang-ho runs for gold with his wife again
Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games gold medalist Choi Kwang-ho (30, Daegu City Hall) ran for gold again after a two-week hiatus.
Choi was the first to cross the finish line in 1:24.476 in the men’s speed 1,000-meter final at the 104th National Games at the Naju Sports Park Inline Roller Stadium in Naju, South Jeolla Province, on Friday.
On the same day, Choi Kwang-ho’s wife, Lee Hae-won (28, Yeosu City Hall), won gold in the same event for the women.
In her case, she tied for first place with Ahn Isul (Gyeongnam Provincial Office) to three decimal places, adding to the drama. They clocked identical times of 1 minute, 31.713 seconds.
For Choi Kwang-ho, who was disappointed that his wife, Lee Jung-won, did not make the team, the couple’s golden run eased his disappointment.
“I didn’t have a lot of expectations because I didn’t rest properly and prepared right away, but it’s more meaningful to have a good performance with (my wife),” he told Yonhap News Agency.
Shortly after winning the gold medal in the men’s 1,000-meter sprint at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Jan. 1, Choi said, “Without my wife, I wouldn’t have been able to continue my challenge,” adding, “I think I’ve come this far thanks to her. Thank you,” expressing his love for his wife. 토토사이트