Kwon Soon-woo Apologizes for ‘Refusing to Shake Hands’
[Asian Games] Thailand Tennis Association “Kwon Soon-woo Apologizes for ‘Refusing to Shake Hands’ and Shakes Hands of Friendship”
The Thai Tennis Association announced on the 26th that Korean tennis star Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall),
who caused controversy by ‘refusing to shake hands’ at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games,
went to the Thai player who was his match opponent and apologized.
Thai Tennis Association
The Thai Tennis Association said on its official social media (SNS),
“Ahead of the match schedule this morning,
the Korean national team visited the Thai national team and apologized to the players and coaches.” 온라인카지노
He continued, “Kwon Soon-woo and Gasidit Samrez also showed their friendship by shaking hands.”
The Thai Tennis Association also posted a photo showing Kwon Soon-woo and Samrez shaking hands.
Kwon Soon-woo was eliminated after losing 1-2 (3-6 7-5 4-6)
to Samrez in the second round of the men’s singles match held the previous day.
After his defeat was confirmed, Kwon Soon-woo expressed his anger by slamming his racket on the court six times.
Next, Kwon Soon-woo, who was packing up his luggage,
waited for Gasidit Samrez to approach and shake his hand,
but he showed no reaction and actually refused to shake his hand.
A ‘controversy over bad manners’ arose over Kwon Soon-woo’s rough behavior and refusal to shake hands.
In response, Kwon Soon-woo and the Korean national team appear to have quickly apologized and started to evolve.
The Thai Tennis Association said, “The coaches of the Thai men’s and women’s national teams,
the head coach, and the Thai national team players have accepted the apology.
The Korean national team has expressed regret regarding the incident,”
added, “The Thai national team has decided not to accept the incident emotionally.
Korea and Thailand will maintain good relations in the future, he wrote.
Kwon Soon-woo, who has not yet resolved his military service,
continues his challenge for the gold medal in men’s doubles,
paired with Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall).