We Will Create an Event that will Make Korea Proud [sports]

[Youth Olympics G-100] ⑤ “We Will Create an Event that will Make Korea Proud”

"Final construction to improve stadium and athletes' village facilities... Preparing for the competition thoroughly"

"Establishment of measures to manage extreme cold and large crowds... Pay particular attention to the safety of youth"

Jin Jong-oh, chairman of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics Organizing Committee, said, “We will make the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics an event that can be a source of pride for Gangwon-do and the Republic of Korea.”

Chairman Jin said this in an interview on the 9th to mark the 100th day of the G-Day, and said, “Ahead of the 100th day of the opening, we are carrying out final repairs and facility improvement work on the stadium and athletes’ village.”

He added, “Assuming problems that may occur in actual competitions, “We are conducting operational preparation training for each stadium and making up for any shortcomings,” he added. 카지노

He emphasized, "Considering that the games are held in extreme cold and that this is an Olympics in which young people participate, we are paying particular attention to safety," and added, "We will do our best to spread participation enthusiasm for the successful hosting of the games during the remaining period."

Next is a Q&A with Chairman Jin.

*What is the overall preparation for the competition?
- With the 100th day ahead of the competition, the final stages of construction to repair and strengthen the stadium and athletes' village and improve facilities are in full swing.

It is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

In particular, we are reviewing detailed operational plans for each sector such as youth-centered participation strategies, cultural event and promotion strategies, transportation, communication, and accommodation, and are preparing for a flawless competition.

In the future, we will spread enthusiasm for participating in the Olympics by creating a national competition boom.

What were the difficulties in preparing for the competition?
- I think this may be due to the low public interest in the Youth Olympics.

Accordingly, starting one year after the opening of the competition, we have been working hard to prepare various festivals and events to encourage the participation of youth, who are the main characters of the competition.

For the remaining period, we will create a buzz to encourage participation and prepare for the competition without a hitch.

What needs to be improved?
- Special attention is being paid to safety, considering that the games are held in extreme cold, large crowds gather, and that this is an Olympics in which youth participate.

We will prevent accidents through close cooperation between the police, fire department, Gangwon-do, and the host city and establish a readiness to respond immediately when an accident occurs.

In addition, we are supplementing shortcomings by conducting operational preparation training for each field and stadium, assuming problems that may arise in actual competitions.

The key to successfully holding a competition is to spread enthusiasm for participation.

We will strengthen promotional activities so that many citizens and youth can experience the Olympics and support the shining passion of youth athletes around the world.

What are the plans to create a competition boom?
- We will conduct intensive promotional activities together with the government and Gangwon Province.

First of all, in order to create a sports festival that attractively incorporates K-culture, we will hold K-pop performances and classical performances every day during the competition period so that people can enjoy sports games and cultural performances at any time.

The Winter Youth Olympics can be said to be the time when future sports stars are born, so we will prepare for the best sports competition.

Daeheon Hwang (short track), Minseon Kim (speed skating), and Young Yoo (figure skating) are former Youth Olympic medalists.

Above all, we will create a competition that can be a source of pride for Gangwon-do and the Republic of Korea.

Our country has successfully led both Olympic Games.

As the organizing committee already has many staff members with Olympic experience and experts who have participated in numerous international competitions, we will use this know-how to successfully host the event.

*Some people are concerned about this tournament in the aftermath of the Saemangeum Jamboree
- We will thoroughly prepare cold weather measures for participating athletes, management personnel, and spectators.

We plan to expand the waiting space for athletes participating in the competition and provide winter clothing and hot packs and other winter supplies to operational personnel such as volunteers.

Additionally, a heated shelter will be prepared on the snow venue for spectators, and a resting area will be provided for pregnant women and the elderly.

Medical rooms will be set up in 13 locations, including the athletes' village, stadium, and Olympic hotel, and 253 medical personnel, including emergency technicians, will be deployed to prepare for emergency situations.

At the Hoengseong and Jeongseon snow sports stadiums, a 'FoP (Field of Play, competition area accessible only to athletes and essential operating personnel) medical team' consisting of senior ski technicians and those with experience at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be deployed.

In order to host a successful event, community cooperation and volunteer participation are also important
- Negotiations are underway to receive support for about 400 people from 18 cities and counties in Gangwon-do to run the event.

About 90 people will also be supported by related organizations to provide weather information, prevent doping, and electrical safety.

More than 2,000 volunteers will be selected by November after completing basic training.

The concept of the opening and closing ceremonies
- Director Yang Jeong-woong, who was in charge of directing the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, will lead the opening and closing ceremony with a cultural performance using K content.

We will create a successful opening and closing ceremony with artists across culture, video, and art, not limited to K-pop idols.
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North and South Table Tennis Match Wins [sports]

North and South Table Tennis Match Wins... ‘Gold Smashing’ After 21 Years

Hangzhou Asian Games women's doubles Shin Yu-bin, Jeon Ji-hee 4 to 1 勝.

First AG since the 2002 Busan Games Kim: "I want to win a gold medal at the Paris Olympics as well."

National table tennis team women's doubles partners Jeon Ji-hee (31) and Shin Yu-bin (19) won the match between North and South Korea, giving Korean table tennis its first Asian Games gold medal in 21 years.

The pair of Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin defeated North Korea's Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung 4-1 (11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 12-10) in the table tennis women's doubles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Gungsu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd. , 11-3) and won the gold medal. 바카라사이트

This is the first time that Korea has won a gold medal in table tennis at the Asian Games since the 2002 Busan Games between Lee Cheol-seung and Yoo Seung-min in men's doubles and Seok Eun-mi and Lee Eun-sil in women's doubles.

This medal is the first gold medal that Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin won in an international competition.

Following the 2021 Doha Asian Championships, they teamed up to win the women's doubles gold medal at the Asian Games, proving once again that they are the world's best doubles team.

Jeon Ji-hee is known as the ace of Korean table tennis. She is from Hebei Province, China.

She naturalized to South Korea in 2011 to continue playing table tennis, where she has played in international competitions.

She was thrilled at a press conference after winning her gold medal, saying, “In China, my level was dropping and I couldn’t get to a higher position, but Korea gave me another chance at table tennis, so I was able to start my second life.”

Shin Yu-bin is a player who has been attracting attention as a 'table tennis prodigy' since her childhood.

This was her first time competing in an international all-around competition.

Although she did not win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she attracted attention with her spirited play.

At this competition, she won bronze medals in singles and team competition.

Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin, who have been active as a doubles team since 2019, showed fantastic chemistry by complementing each other's weaknesses with their individual strengths.

In this tournament, the 'best in table tennis' Chinese team was all eliminated in the quarterfinals, so they had the good fortune of reaching the finals without facing a Chinese player.

Instead, they faced North Korea in the finals and had to bear the burden of a confrontation between North and South Korea.

It has been 33 years since the men's team event at the 1990 Beijing Games that South and North Korea faced each other in the final at the Asian Games table tennis.

It was also the first North-South final match in all events at this competition.

Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin rewrote Korean table tennis history with their overwhelming performance.

From the first game, they overwhelmed North Korea with their power and speed.

They won games 1 and 2 easily, but lost game 3 to North Korea after a close game due to North Korea's counterattack.

Still, the two players did not waver.

They regained momentum by winning game 4 at the end of a deuce match, and took an early lead in game 5 by taking a 5-0 lead.

At the final gold medal point, after a long rally, the opponent's ball was caught in the net, confirming the gold medal.

The pair of Jeon Ji-hee and Shin Yu-bin, who have risen to the highest position in Asia, now have their sights set on the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Jeon Ji-hee said, “I think I need to improve my ranking and manage my condition well,” and added, “I want to win a medal with Yubin in Paris as well.”

Shin Yu-bin also pledged, “I will prepare well as I did and make sure I have no regrets at the Olympics.”
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Hwang Sun-woo, Friendship with Pan Zhanle [sports]

[Asian Games] ‘Friendship with Pan Zhanle’ Hwang Sun-woo “I’m Proud to have had a Positive Influence on the Sports World”

“Korean and Chinese fans have been fighting a lot in the meantime… but this time they congratulated each other”

“After returning to Korea, we immediately prepare for the National Sports Festival and national team selection competition… If you let your guard down, you will fall.”

Swimming star Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office), who competed in good faith with China's Fan Zhanle (19) at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, smiled brightly, saying, "I feel proud that I have had a positive influence on the sports world of both countries." 바카라사이트

On the 30th, Hwang Sun-woo attended the press conference of the gold medalist held at the Sports Diplomacy Lounge of the Korea Sports Council at the Grand New Century Hotel in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, and then met with reporters and said, "Korean and Chinese fans used to fight a lot (online), but this time, fans from both countries fought with each other. “They congratulated and cheered for the results of the game,” he said.

He said, “In this respect, this was a very meaningful competition,” and added, “I hope that fans in Korea and China will continue to support each other instead of criticizing each other.”

Hwang Sun-woo and Fan Zhanle, the two leading figures in Korean and Chinese swimming, received a lot of applause for showing encouragement and respect for each other throughout the competition.

After finishing the men's 200m freestyle finals at the Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China on the 27th, Fan Zhanle grabbed the hand of Hwang Sun-woo, who beat him and took first place, and held it up in front of his home fans in China, creating a lot of emotion.

Hwang Sun-woo also praised Fan Zhanle every time he was asked about it at press conferences, etc., calling him “the pride of Asia.”

The 'sportsmanship' shown by the two players became a symbol of sports friendship between Korea and China, and played a big role in alleviating the emotions of sports fans from both countries who had been disparaging the opponent and posting hateful comments.

Meanwhile, Korea and China have clashed over decision disputes and unsportsmanlike play in many international sports competitions.

International conventions have become hotbeds of anti-China and anti-Korea sentiment, and have often degenerated into fuel for hatred toward the other country.

Hwang Sun-woo also urged domestic sports fans who make hateful comments toward Chinese players online to refrain.

He said, “Rather than criticizing (Chinese players), I hope they will show their sincere support,” and added, “I hope that the atmosphere in the sports world of both countries will change.”

Sunwoo Hwang won two gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals at this competition, including winning the 200m freestyle and 800m freestyle swimming relay.

Hwang Sun-woo, who achieved the best results, will return to Korea today and begin preparations for the National Sports Festival to be held in early October.

Hwang Seon-woo said, “We need to prepare not only for the National Sports Festival, but also for the national team selection competition held in November,” and added, “Korean swimmers’ skills have improved greatly, so if they are even a little distracted, they could fall.”

He smiled and said, "Actually, after finishing all the games yesterday, I wanted to eat delicious food (which I had endured for so long), but the restaurant in the athletes' village was closed, so I couldn't eat it," and added, "When I return home today, I will have a good day's rest."
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