[Asian Games] Gold Medalist Seongjae Lim “It’s Been a Long Week… Now it’s a Long Run on the PGA Tour”
Seongjae Lim, who is considered a 'top ranker' on the PGA Tour, took the top spot in the men's team golf event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Seongjae Lim hit 7 under par 65 on the last day of the tournament held at the West Lake International Golf Course in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 1st.
Lim Seong-jae, who recorded a final total of 26 under par 262 strokes, finished this tournament with a silver medal in the individual event and a gold medal in the team event.
Seongjae Lim sighed in relief, saying, “This is the first time a week has felt this long. I think it’s because each hole is considered so important because it has an impact on the team competition.”
In particular, he said that his heart was heavy because of the double bogey on the last hole the previous day.
Lim Seong-jae said, “I was 16 strokes behind second place, but I was so angry that my double bogey made me 14 strokes behind,” and “I think I gave a thumbs up because I was so happy when (Jang) Yu-bin made a birdie on the 6th hole today.” I looked back.
In the individual competition, she won the silver medal by one stroke, but she didn't seem to care much.
He said, “Actually, after the second round, I was almost 10 strokes behind the leader, so I was thinking of doing better in the team event than in the individual event.”
He continued, “But as I entered the second half of the day, I got greedy, but I didn’t go in the last hole with a slight lead.” 토토사이트
If Seongjae Lim had birdied the last hole, he could have gone into an overtime match with Daichi Go (Hong Kong), who won the gold medal.
When asked about the meaning of this gold medal, Seongjae Lim replied, "I think I can focus more on the PGA Tour and have a long run," and "It will help me a lot mentally."
Regarding his chemistry with his juniors Wooyoung Cho and Yubin Jang, he said, “We became friends while having a meal together at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship in May of this year,” and “I tried living in a dormitory, and (Cho) Wooyoung was incredibly funny.” did.
He said that he often ate cup ramen as a late-night snack during the competition, and was excited, thinking, "I think we'll have a party today while eating something delicious."
Lim Seong-jae, who is scheduled to participate in the KPGA Korean Tour Genesis Championship, which opens on the 12th, and the Zozo Championship, a PGA tour tournament held in Japan, was asked, 'Wasn't it unfortunate that you were away from your family for the first Chuseok after getting married in December of last year?' He expressed his sorrow by saying, "I'm sure they've been cheering hard for me in Korea, so I'll have to go and contact them right away."
Tennis Association Chairman Chung Hee-kyun Resigns due to Suspicion of Breach of Trust...
“To normalize the association”
Vice Chairman Ye Jong-seok takes over as acting… Preparing for the next presidential election 스포츠토토
Korean Tennis Association Chairman Chung Hee-gyun, who was suspected of breach of trust, eventually resigned.
The Korea Tennis Association announced that Chairman Chung submitted his resignation letter at the Tennis Association's 5th Board of Directors meeting in 2023, held in the conference room of the tennis stadium at Songpa Olympic Park in Seoul on the afternoon of the 6th.
Chairman Chung revealed the reason for his resignation, saying, “The association is in a state of disrepair,” and “I decided that my resignation was the first step for the association to return to normal.”
The Tennis Association has been unable to repay billions of won in debt it owes to Mediawill, run by former Chairman Joo Won-hong's younger brother.
In connection with the military academy tennis court remodeling project, and all bank accounts in the association's name have been seized, effectively paralyzing its administration.
In addition, there were suspicions that Chairman Chung committed breach of trust by receiving sponsorship money from several contracts signed in the name of the Tennis Association and a portion of advertising revenue from international competitions through the Korea Junior Tennis Promotion and Support Association, which he established when he took office, and using it as personal money.
As the controversy grew, immediately after the board of directors meeting held on the 30th of last month, Chairman Chung announced his intention to resign once issues such as payment of employee salaries and the Sports Ethics Center investigation into allegations of breach of trust were resolved.
However, there were loud voices in the tennis community that a quick transition to an acting system would be a better option for normalizing the association than for Chairman Chung, who had already lost his leadership, to remain in office.
With Chairman Chung Hee-kyun resignation, Vice Chairman Ye Jong-seok took over as acting chairman in accordance with the articles of incorporation that the seniority among vice-chairmen serves as acting chairman.
Vice Chairman Ye said, "I will do my best to solve the problem.
I will come to work tomorrow, understand the situation, find a solution, and convene the next board meeting as soon as possible."
The Tennis Association plans to prepare for the election of the next president in accordance with the rule that if the remaining term of office for the vacant president is more than one year, a new president must be elected within 60 days.
Chairman Chung's term was until 2025.
International Weightlifting Federation, which avoided being kicked out of the Olympics, says, “We will show the universal popularity of weightlifting.”
As weightlifting escaped the risk of being expelled from the Olympic Games, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Mohammed Hassan Zarroud (Iraq) issued a statement and thanked the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
However, if weightlifting is to survive as an official sport in the 2032 Olympics, it must solve the homework presented by the IOC.
“We are delighted to see our efforts to protect the dreams of millions of young weightlifters bear fruit,” said President Jarud on the 14th (Korean time). “I would like to thank the IOC Executive Board for recognizing our efforts through fair and rigorous review.”
“I convey this,” he said.
On the 13th, the IOC Executive Committee proposed the adoption of weightlifting and modern pentathlon as official sports, excluding them from the 28 basic sports at the 2028 Los Angeles (LA) Olympics.
The final decision on whether weightlifting will be adopted as an official event at the 2028 LA Olympics will be made at the IOC General Assembly held in Mumbai, India on the 16th, but the IWF interpreted the Executive Committee's proposal to mean that weightlifting will in fact remain as an official Olympic sport.
“The IWF Executive Committee has pursued extensive reforms in accordance with the IOC’s recommendations.
This achievement means that the reforms are progressing in a successful direction,” said President Jarrud. “We will make weightlifting a stronger, healthier, more athlete-centered sport.”
“I will try,” he said.
Weightlifting is a ‘traditional sport’ that has been adopted as an official event in the Summer Olympics since the first competition in 1896.
However, starting from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it is receiving a warning of ‘expulsion from official sports.’ 스포츠토토
When urine samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics were reexamined, weightlifters tested positive for banned substances in large numbers.
In addition, as most of the suspicions that the IWF executive, including former president Tamas Ayan, aided and abetted doping test evasion and committed accounting fraud, were revealed to be true, the view on weightlifting became colder.
Although it was avoided as an official event, the number of Olympic weight classes was reduced from 15 at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to 14 at the 2021 Tokyo Games, and only 10 weight classes will be held at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Pegula, Ostapenko, Kenin... Korea Open Tennis Opens on the 9th
In Korea, Jang Soo-jeong, Han Na-rae, and Baek Da-yeon appear.
The Hana Bank Korea Open 2023, Korea's only Women's Professional Tennis (WTA) tour tournament, will begin on the 9th at the tennis court at Olympic Park in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
Led by top seed Jessica Pegula (4th, USA), Yelena Ostapenko (17th, Latvia), Sofia Kenin (31st, USA) and others will compete in a fierce battle. 토토사이트
Pegula is having a great time this year, ranking 3rd, her highest personal ranking ever.
This year she reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and she also won the Canadian Open, a WTA 1000 level event.
Pegula She is competing in the Korea Open for the first time in four years since 2019.
Pegula, who participated ranked 78th and was eliminated in the first round of the finals, is expected to show her Korean fans how much she has grown over the past four years.
Jessica Pegula is also famous for having a Korean mother and a wealthy father.
Ostapenko is a ‘regular’ at the Korea Open.
After winning the French Open in 2017, he first participated in the Korea Open held three months later and received a lot of attention, and from that year onwards, he stood in front of Korean fans for three consecutive years.
Ostapenko is also on the rise, reaching the quarterfinals twice in major tournaments this year.
He lifted the trophy once at the Rossi Classic held in England in June.
Ostapenko was seeded second in this tournament.
Sofia Kenin is a player who won the 2020 Australian Open and was runner-up at the French Open.
He was sluggish for a while, but is making a comeback, finishing second in the San Diego competition last month.
Sujeong Jang (164th, Daegu City Hall), the highest ranked Korean player, will play in the first round against Kenin.
Sujeong Jang met Kenin once at the 2018 Newport Beach Open and won 2-0.
Na-rae Han (233rd, Bucheon City Hall) and Da-yeon Baek (573rd, NH Nonghyup Bank) will participate as wild cards.
Na-rae Han will face 32-year-old veteran Arancha Rus (51st place, Netherlands) in the first round, and Da-yeon Baek will face Ostapenko in the first round.
Venus Williams (406th, USA) and Beatrice Adad Maia (19th, Brazil), who the organizers originally announced would participate, will not participate in this competition.
The Hana Bank Korea Open, a WTA 250 tournament, will be promoted to a higher level WTA 500 tournament starting next year, so it is expected that more top-level stars will be seen in Korea.
Trophies Are Not Enough Without Messi... Inter Miami, US Open Cup Runners-up
Messi excluded from the list of players... Watch the game from the stands
Inter Miami of the American Professional Soccer League (MLS), which lifted its first trophy with Lionel Messi, finished in second place amid Messi's absence. 먹튀검증가이드
Inter Miami bowed 1-2 to the Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup final held at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on the 28th (Korean time).
Messi, who was excluded from the roster due to injury, watched the game from the stands that day.
Inter Miami was dragged by Toronto throughout the game and showed strength at the last minute, but it was not enough to turn the game around.
They gave Toronto's Griffin Dorsey the lead in the 24th minute of the first half, and nine minutes later gave up a penalty kick to Amin Bassi.
Inter Miami was only able to make up for a goal scored by Josep Martinez just before the end of the game.
Messi's absence was even more painful for Inter Miami, which lifted the trophy for the first time as a club last month thanks to the performance of Messi, who scored goals in seven consecutive games in the League Cup in which club teams from the United States, Canada, and Mexico participated.
Messi was reportedly injured while playing for Argentina during his international break earlier this month.
Miami coach Gerardo Martino (Argentina) said at the time, "Messi is out due to muscle fatigue," and explained, "It is not a situation where he can play to his heart's content.
It will torture Messi mentally."
Inter Miami lost 2-5 in the game against Atlanta, which Messi missed after returning to the United States, and suffered the bitter taste of defeat in 13 games since Messi joined the team.
Messi appeared to have recovered from his injury when he started in the MLS round 33 match against Toronto on the 21st, but he left the field a little early, in the 37th minute of the first half, and was eventually excluded from the list of players that day.
[Asian Games] LoL national team defeats Saudi Arabia and advances to the semifinals... Confrontation with China on the 28th
Chovy is selected... Kannabi’s performance stands out
The eSports League of Legends (LoL) team that participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) defeated Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinals and met China in the semifinals. 스포츠토토
The national team defeated Saudi Arabia with a set score of 2:0 in the quarterfinals held at the Hangzhou Esports Center in China on the morning of the 27th in a best-of-three series.
Korea, which used 'Chovy' Jeong Ji-hoon as its mid laner, took the lead in the first set by exchanging kills with Saudi Arabia centered on the top lane.
In the bot lane battle at the 11th minute, they achieved a huge victory thanks to the initiating effort of Min-Seok “Keria” Ryu, and Jin-Hyeok “Kanaby” Seo also got a kill by roaming from the beginning of the game, putting Saudi Arabia in a one-sided push.
Despite being on the defensive, Saudi Arabia sought an opportunity to turn the tables by successfully stealing Baron Nashor, who Korea was hunting, but was eventually attacked in the main camp after 21 minutes and 41 seconds, giving up the first set.
Carnaby’s performance stood out in the second set as well.
Kanavi widened the gap early in the game by winning a triple kill on the bottom line through a joint attack with 'Ruler' Park Jae-hyuk and Keria, and continued the one-sided game by recording 11 kills by the 13th minute.
Korea broke into Saudi Arabia's base with a quick decision and scored a nexus in 17 minutes, clearing its way to the semifinals with a set score of 2:0.
At 10 am on the 28th, Korea will face China, the 'two major mountain ranges' of the LoL e-sports world, in the semifinals for the right to advance to the finals.
If Korea defeats China in the semifinals, the opponent they will face in the finals is expected to be Vietnam or Taiwan, which are relatively weak compared to the two teams.
For this reason, there is speculation that the semifinal match between Korea and China will be a de facto gold medal match.
China advanced to the semifinals by beating Macau with a set score of 2:0 in the quarterfinals that day, which was held simultaneously with the Korea-Saudi Arabia match.
[Asian Games] Kwon Soon-woo, Eliminated in the Second Round of Singles, Slams his Racket and Refuses to Shake Hands
Korean tennis star Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall) was embroiled in a 'personality controversy' after slamming his racket and refusing to shake hands with his opponent when he was eliminated from the men's singles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 스포츠토토
On the 26th, a video of Kwon Soon-woo venting his anger with a racket after losing a game is spreading on YouTube and social media.
In this video, which seems to have been filmed from the stands, Kwon Soon-woo slams his racket six times.
The racket was shattered to the point where it was unrecognizable.
This is a scene immediately after the end of the men's singles second round between Kwon Soon-woo and Kasidit Samrej (Thailand) held on the 25th.
Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 112th in the singles world rankings, was eliminated after losing 1-2 (3-6 7-5 4-6) to Samrez (636th), who was 500 places lower than him.
Kwon Soon-woo, who is trying to win the gold medal in this tournament, appears to have been unable to relieve his anger when he was eliminated early in the singles match.
A tennis player who loses a match venting his anger with his racket is a scene that can be seen quite often even in professional competitions.
However, there is criticism that Kwon Soon-woo's refusal to even offer a handshake from Samrez crossed the 'line'.
Even though Kwon Soon-woo waited for Samrez to approach and shake his hand, he did not show any reaction and just straightened up his luggage.
Samrez eventually turned around shyly and greeted the audience.
It is tennis etiquette for both players to shake hands and greet each other after a match.
Overseas fans are also casting a critical eye on Kwon Soon-woo.
“A person like this who ignores tennis should be banned for life,” 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).
French Professional Soccer Team Paris Saint-Germain Loses for the First Time in the Season... Lee Kang-in is Absent
French professional soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered its first loss of the season. 토토사이트
PSG lost 2-3 in the home game against Nice in the 5th round of the 2023-2024 French Professional Football League 1 held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 16th (Korean time).
PSG, which had recorded 2 wins and 2 draws in league games this season, fell to 3rd place with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
PSG, which won the title in the last two consecutive seasons, drew both the first and second rounds after the opening of the 2023-2024 league season and showed signs of revival with consecutive wins in the third and fourth rounds, but suffered its first loss on this day.
AS Monaco, which has played one less game, is in first place with 10 points (3 wins, 1 draw), and Nice, which defeated PSG that day, is in second place with 9 points (2 wins, 3 draws).
PSG's ranking may drop further depending on the results of the 5th round matches of mid-tier teams such as 4th place Marseille (2 wins, 2 draws).
National team midfielder Lee Kang-in, who plays for PSG, did not play that day.
Lee Kang-in has been out of action since late August due to a left quadriceps injury, and is expected to make his return in the UEFA Champions League match against Dortmund (Germany) on the 20th.
Lee Kang-in plans to join the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games after finishing this game.
In this game, PSG fought hard with Kylian Mbappe scoring two goals, but they suffered a blow to Nice, where Nigerian striker Terem Morphy also scored two goals.
Mbappe, who started playing in the second round of this season, scored in all four league games he played, scoring his 7th league goal.
Mbappe, who scored two goals in three consecutive games in rounds 3 to 5, is leading the league in scoring with seven goals.
Julio Cesar Reacts to Klinsmann's 'Examination Controversy': "You just have to Prove it Through Soccer..."
Odo “respect the will of the parties”… Zambrotta “It must have been discussed in advance when signing the contract.”
"It seems that it is the coach's mission to prove it through 'football."
After hearing about the 'controversy surrounding the foreign affairs' surrounding national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, former Brazilian national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar expressed the opinion that 'there is no problem.' 먹튀검증가이드
At a press conference held at the Fairmont Ambassador Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul on the afternoon of the 11th, Cesar heard about the situation of coach Klinsmann, who does not reside in Korea, and said, "This is my personal opinion.
Whether overseas or in Korea, we just have to prove it through soccer."
Cesar, who recently heard Coach Klinsmann explain the situation of Korean soccer, which has been criticized for frequent outings, said, "It is a cautious topic," but added, "There must have been something related to it when the coach and his division signed a contract with the Korea Football Association."
He added, “I don’t think there will be any major problems if we prove it through soccer, but there seems to be some doubts.”
Cesar played for Inter Milan (Italy) for seven seasons, winning the Italian Serie A five times and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) once.
In particular, in the 2009-2010 season, he led Inter Milan's treble (triple crown).
He also played 87 international matches wearing the Brazilian national team uniform.
Cesar and former Italian defenders Gianluca Zambrotta and Massimo Oddo met with domestic reporters to promote the 'Legends All-Star Game' held at Goyang Stadium on October 21.
When reporters asked whether they could evaluate Coach Klinsmann's recent controversy from an 'international perspective,' not only Cesar but also the other two players expressed their opinions one by one.
Ohdo said, "We are all adults. We take responsibility and do what we think is right.
Leading the national team is not an easy task, but Korean national team players will also be active overseas and it is not something we have to see every day."
He added, "It's difficult to answer.
I respect that because the person concerned thought it was right."
Zambrotta said, “Leading the national team and a regular club team are different.
Still, the reason Coach Klinsmann is acting the way he is now is probably because he talked about it in advance when signing the contract,” adding, “He also probably has the intention of traveling to various countries to study and check the players’ condition.” “He said.
He said, “Of course, I understand the intention of the question, but there must be a reason.”
Zambrotta played as the starting right back at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and led his country to victory.
Oddo, who played for AC Milan from 2007 to 2012, is also a member of Italy's World Cup winning team in Germany.
This event is hosted by Lasing City Group.
Founded in 2018, Racing City Group is conducting soccer business mainly in Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
Spanish Football Association Promises to Prevent Recurrence of 'Forced Kissing'... Boycott Withdrawn
The Spanish Football Association pledged to prevent a recurrence of the former president's 'forced kiss' incident.
Spanish women's soccer players, who had refused to be called up and participate in the national team, withdrew their boycott.
Reuters reported on the 21st (Korean time) that “the Spanish Football Association promised immediate and deep changes and a reorganization of its executive team.” 스포츠토토
This decision was made after about 7 hours of discussion between the women's national soccer team players, executives and staff of the Spanish Football Association, the National Sports Council (CSD), and the women's players' union FUTPRO at a hotel in a city near Valencia, Spain.
According to this decision, 6 to 9 high-ranking executives of the association will step down from their positions.
Players and FootPro also pointed out specific executives and demanded their resignation.
CSD President Victor Francos announced his plan, saying, "We will form a joint committee comprised of the Spanish Football Association, CSD, and players to give final approval to this decision and take follow-up action."
He added, “The players expressed their opinion to the association that significant changes were needed, and the association promised to immediately implement their requests.”
Additionally, the Spanish Football Association decided to remove 'women' from the official name of the women's national team and refer to both the men's and women's national teams as the 'Spanish national team'.
Pedro Rocha, president of the Spanish Football Association, said, "It is a symbolic step to bring about a change in the perception that soccer is just soccer, no matter who kicks the ball. It will raise awareness of gender equality."
The association also promised to provide a safe environment for players.
At the awards ceremony following Spain's victory in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, former Spanish Football Association President Luis Rubiales was criticized around the world for unexpectedly kissing his country's player, Henifer Hermoso.
When Hermoso said, "I was not in a good mood," and the labor union to which Hermoso belongs, FootPro, insisted on punishment for the incident, former president Rubiales claimed innocence, saying, "We discussed it in advance," but public opinion worsened and he resigned. did.
A total of 81 Spanish female professional soccer players, including representative players at the time, declared that they would refuse to be called up to the national team.
Accordingly, most of the World Cup winning members were on the call-up list for the 2023-2024 UEFA Women's Nations League led by new coach Montserrat Tomme, but boycotted the national team call-up and participation.
On the 19th local time, all players on the list participated in training, but two were eventually left off the list.
If they failed to attend the convening until the end, they could have been fined 30,000 euros (about 42.77 million won) and their league license suspended for up to 15 years.
The Spanish women's soccer team will face Sweden and Switzerland in the group stage on the 22nd and 26th, local time, respectively.
Lee Kang-in on the Bench for the Men's Soccer Quarterfinals in China
The under-24 (U-24) soccer team led by coach Hwang Sun-hong included Cho Young-wook and Ahn Jae-jun in the starting list for the quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against China held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st. 먹튀검증가이드
Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk) and Ko Young-jun (Pohang) are expected to form the offensive line with them, and captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) and Hong Hyun-seok (Gent) will work together in the midfield.
The defense consists of Park Gyu-hyun (Dresden), Lee Han-beom (Midtjylland), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu), and the goalkeeper is Lee Gwang-yeon (Gangwon).
Lee Kang-in, Jung Woo-young, Seol Young-woo, and Eom Won-sang (Ulsan) were included in the replacement list.
This game against China is the first hurdle for Korea, which is aiming for its third consecutive Asian Games victory.
This is because the team is ahead of the teams they have faced so far, and 50,000 spectators are expected to cheer enthusiastically.
However, Kim Tae-hyun met with reporters before the training held at the Jiryang University playground on the 30th and said as if it was no big deal, saying, "I also have experience playing in front of many spectators.
I played in the national team for my age group, so I am not worried."
He then calmly said, "We didn't do any special training to prepare for the large crowd.
If we score a goal anyway, the Chinese crowd will gradually quiet down."